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Radnorshire Women's Institutes Records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/D/WI

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Title: Radnorshire Women's Institutes Records

Short title: Radnorshire Women's Institute, records

Dates of creation: 1929-1989

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Radnor Federation of Women's Institutes; Bryn-gwyn Women's Institute; Grosvenor Women's Institute; Llanelwedd Women's Institute; Clyro Women's Institute; Newchurch Women's Institute


Administrative and biographical history: 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. The Radnorshire Women's Institutes relate to the Bryn-gwyn and Newchurch WI, the Grosvenor (Llandrindod Wells) WI, the Radnor Federation of Women's Institutes, the Clyro WI, and the Llanelwedd WI.


Scope and content: Records of Radnorshire Women's Institutes (WI), including Bryn-gwyn and Newchurch WI, 1947-1977; Grosvenor (Llandrindod Wells) WI, 1949-1980, Radnor Federation of Women's Institutes, 1929-1978; Clyro WI, 1965; and records of Llanelwedd WI, 1983-1989.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Bryn-gwyn and Newchurch WI; Grosvenor (Llandrindod Wells) WI; Radnor Federation of Women's Institutes; Clyro WI; Llanelwedd WI.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Powys County Archives Service.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited between 1984-c.1989


Related units of description: Further papers are Powys County Archives Service, Gb 0223 R/SOC.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Radnorshire Women's Institute; 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



Bryn-gwyn Women's Institute | Records and correspondence

Grosvenor Women's Institute (Llandrindod Wells, Wales) | Records and correspondence

Llanelwedd Women's Institute (Powys, Wales) | Records and correspondence

Newchurch Women's Institute | Records and correspondence

Women's institutes | Wales | Powys

Personal names

Corporate names

Bryn-gwyn Women's Institute

Grosvenor Women's Institute

Llanelwedd Women's Institute

Newchurch Women's Institute



Llandrindod Wells