Road shows

The Senedd, Cardiff Bay  29th January 2008

Llanelli  – 22nd February

Monmouth – 6th March

Dolgellau – 18th March

Swansea Waterfront Museum – 19th April

Newport – 16th May

Caernarvon – 28th June

Blaenavon – 24th July

Haverfordwest – 13th September

Aberystwyth – 11th October

Llandrindod Wells – 1st November

Carmarthen – 29th November

Mold – 9th January 2009

Pontypridd – 28th February

Wrexham – 28th March

Llangefni – 25th April

Merthyr Tydfil – 16th June

Llandrindod Wells

Llandrindod Roadshow, 1st November 2009

The Women’s Archive of Wales held a successful Women’s History Roadshow at the Radnorshire Museum in Llandrindod Wells on Saturday, 1 November.

The event was formally opened by Mrs Shan Legge-Bourke, Lord Lieutenant of Powys, who promised to “go back and start having a proper hunt” through her own family’s records so that vital clues are not lost to future generations.

The Roadshow’s guest speaker was Blue MacAskill, artist in residence at the National Library of Wales, whose talk was an inspiring examination of the sources of women’s history through the eyes of an artist.

The Radnorshire Museum was a lovely venue for the Roadshow and it a pleasure to work with museum staff. We were also joined by staff from the Powys Records Office and members of the Powys Family History Society, who were all on hand to share their expertise.

Among the items we saw were:

Women’s Archive specialist, Deirdre Beddoe was also consulted by David Pugh, who is researching a woman called Alix Minnie Clark – who was a suffragette from Montgomeryshire. If anyone has any information about her, please do get in touch with the Archive.

Justine Hankins, Field Worker.