The Voices of Agriculture project is presently
creating a databank of oral and pictorial information on the changes
and influences which have affected agriculture since 1947 in Wales.
- The Pilot Project commenced in May 2003 with the appointment
of a Project Co-ordinator. An Administrative Officer was appointed
in Autumn 2003.
- Information is being collected in Carmarthenshire, with the
intention of expanding the project to other counties in future.
- Interviewees are from different backgrounds, age groups and agricultural
- Recordings are carried out in Welsh and English.
- The social and economic impact of changes in agriculture and
rural society are considered as well as the impact of governmental
- Discs will be kept by the project itself,
at the Museum of Welsh Life, St. Fagan’s,
and in the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.
- Information gathered will be made available for educational use
and to both specialists and the general public via a wide range
of media and other methods of distribution.
- Examples from the research will appear regularly on this website.
The Voices of Agriculture project is overseen by the
Carmarthenshire Heritage Regeneration
Trust, with initial
support from Trinity
College, Carmarthen, and Asiantaeth Iaith (Language
We would like to thank the following people for the pictures which
appear on every page of the website:
- Tegwen Williams, Llandeilo for the picture "Tea in the barn"
- Nick Somerfield, Bethlehem for the picture of the cows
- Ann a Brian Walters, Carmarthen for the picture of the agricultural