The Women’s Archive ventured into West Wales and to Haverfordwest at start of Autumn.
The Roadshow was hosted by Haverfordwest County Library on 13th September as part
of the Local Studies Fair week of events and was opened by Debra Griffiths, from
the BBC’s Coal House Programme who gave an interesting and humorous talk about her
family’s experience in Stack Square.
The event was very well attended –we accepted three exciting deposits and Culturenet
Cymru, our technical whizz-kids, recorded one very interesting oral history of Lilian
Evans who was a nurse at the first Tuberculosis hospital.
Once again we saw a good amount of nursing memorabilia including Annual Reports from
Solva and District Nursing Association and Minute Books from Johnston and Rosemarket
District Nursing Association. Other items included:-
a collection of seafaring items relating to Dorcas Russan;
images of groups of Suffragettes from Pembroke Dock dated 1913/1914;
images of Manorbier Women’s Voluntary Aid Detachment,
and an intriguing photo of three young women during World War l in ‘unknown’ uniforms.
Sue Hamill, WAW, and the Griffiths Family at the opening of the Haverfordwest Roadshow.
Action shot of Debra and Sue talking to Professor Deirdre Beddoe, President of the
Women’s Archive of Wales.
Photographs by kind permission of Paulette Pelosi.
Professor Angela John, WAW and Leith Haarhoff , CultureNet Cymru talk to one of the
many attendees at the Roadshow.
Avril Rolph, WAW Collections Officer, and Claire Orr, Pembroke County Archivist,
in discussion at the Roadshow.