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DISCOVER THE LEGACY OF THE WAR IN WALES

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1918

 

First World War Sites in north west Wales

 

 

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Women's Institute

The Women's Institute movement was started in Britain during the First World War to encourage countrywomen to get involved in growing and preserving food to help to increase the food supply.

The first WI was opened at Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey on September 16th 1915. For the first 6 years meetings were held in the summer house at Y Graig, a house in the village, until a purpose built meeting room was constructed, which is still in use today.

Many towns and villages soon set up Women's Institutes and as well as providing training and equipment for food production and food preservation they also raised money to support the war effort.

 

 

 

 

 

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