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
Among the items we saw were:
Photographs of a school cookery lesson in a travelling caravan in Radnorshire during
World War I
Photographs of a receptionist who worked at Llandrindod Spa in the 1950s
Minute books from Builth Wells Women’s Institute dating back to the 1930s
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.