- 1941-1983 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.172 cubic metres (6 boxes)
Name of creator
Cecily William-Ellis was a founder, and for 40 years the Chairman, of the Caernarfonshire branch of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales. She later became President of the Branch. She was also a long-serving nominated member of the Snowdonia National Park Committee. Among her campaigns was the undergrounding of the power cable across the Traeth Mawr and the thwarting of the former Central Electricity Authority's scheme to build hydro-electric schemes on Welsh rivers. She was awarded the MBE in 1982. She died in 1992 at the age of 92.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by Mrs. Cecily Williams-Ellis, Tremadog, Gwynedd, 1983.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Minutes and administrative papers of the National Executive Committee of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales, 1958, 1972-1982; Caernarfonshire branch records, 1943-1983; local groups' correspondence files, 1952-1980; subject files containing correspondence and reports, 1945-1980, including Snowdonia National Park, 1945-1979; industrial development, 1942-1981; roads and transport, 1947-1980; forestry, 1947-1980; caravans and holiday accommodation, 1941-1979; and miscellaneous photographs of architecture, rural landscapes and eyesores, including litter, derelict buildings, and obtrusive signs and aerials.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into the following: minutes and administrative papers; campaigns, planning and development; and photographs.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright regulations apply
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1984, pp. 63-66, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed on-line.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Virtua system control number
Place access points
Name access points
- CPRW (Organization) (Subject)
- Snowdonia National Park (Wales) (Subject)
- Williams-Ellis, Cecily, 1899-1992 -- Archives. (Subject)
- Council for the Preservation of Rural Wales (Subject)
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Description control area
Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project. The following sources were used for the preparation of the description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1984; NLW Obituaries Cumulated Index (1992-1997);