Powys County Archives Office
Radnorshire Society Records
Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/SOC
Title: Radnorshire Society Records
Short title: Radnorshire Society, records
Dates of creation: 1905-2003
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: Information to be supplied
Name of creator(s): Radnorshire Society
Administrative and biographical history: In 1930, the Radnorshire Society was established. Its interests are in archaeology and history of Radnorshire with lectures, research and field trips being organised by an executive committee and the field group. The Llandrindod Wells Golf Club was established in 1905. In 1906 they started playing. It was decided in 1904 to form the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society. The first permanent show was established at Llanelwedd in 1963. The Women's Institute in the early 20th century, aimed to promote the role of rural women in meeting the changing needs of an agricultural economy, using community action and solidarity. Its aim was to promote "better living" in rural areas by encouraging the use of more advanced methods in animal husbandry, horticulture and domestic economy, through technical education and training. This was based on the work of Sir Horace Plunkett, agricultural pioneer and founder of the first Agricultural Organisation Society. There are records relating to Women's Institutes in Radnorshire and records relating to the Radnorshire Nursing Association. The Llandrindod Wells and District Nursing Association was wound up in 1963 and its records were transferred to the Radnorshire Nursing Association. The Royal British Legion was founded in 1921. It is the leading charity in the UK that is providing financial, social and emotional support to people in the Armed Forces or to those that have been. The records are relating to the Rhayader Branch. There is material relating to the Elderly Club in Newbridge on Wye, Brecknockshire, the Radnor Battery Association, Radnor, Radnorshire. The Home Guard was formed in 1940 and in June the number of volunteers was over one million. The aim was to delay an enemy invasion for as long as possible. The records are relating to the Radnor Home Guard.
Scope and content: Records relating to the Radnorshire Society, including photographs, 1905-1989; including the Llandrindod Wells and District Nursing Association, 1924-1963; Radnorshire Nursing Association, 1935-1974; records relating to the Welsh Agricultural Society, 1953-1977; records relating to the Llandrindod Wells Golf Club Ltd., 1905-1984; and records relating to the Women's Institutes, 1947-1989; Radnor Home Guard papers, 1940-1957; records relating to the Radnor Battery Association, 1939-2003; records relating to the Newbridge on Wye Elderly Club, 1975-1995; records relating to the Royal British Legion Rhayader Branch, 1914-1948.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Llandrindod Wells and District Nursing Association and Radnorshire Nursing Association; The Welsh Agricultural Society; The Radnorshire Society; Llandrindod Wells Golf Club Ltd.; and Women's Institutes; Radnor Home Guard; Radnor Battery Association; Newbridge-on-Wye Elderly Club; and Royal British Legion Rhayader.
Conditions governing access: Welsh Agricultural Organisation records are closed for 30 years following date of creation
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the Powys County Archives Service.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Records deposited by the Radnorshire Society. Some of the records were donated by Ruth Jones. Llandrindod Wells Nursing Association deposited by Lady Delia Venables-Llewelyn, 1986 and Miss I. Snape, 1990. Welsh Agricultural Organisation records transferred from the National Library of Wales, 1985. The documents relating to Llandrindod Wells Golf Club, and Company; and Radnor Home Guard papers were deposited by H.A. Bottomley.
Related units of description: Further papers are Powys County Archives Service, GB 0223 R/D/WI.
Note: Title supplied from name of depositor
Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Powys County Archives Service, Radnorshire Society; The Royal British Legion website (www.britishlegion.org.uk), viewed 17 March 2005; The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society website (www.rwas.co.uk), viewed 17 March 2005; Harry Vardon-The History of Llandrindod Wells Golf Club (www.lwgc.co.uk/vardon.html), viewed 17 March 2005; The Home Guard website (www.home-guard.org.uk), viewed 17 March 2005; The Radnorshire Society website (www.radnorshiresociety.org.uk), viewed 17 March 2005; The Women's Institute Homepage (http://www.womens-institute.co.uk) viewed 18 March 2005.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: March 2005