One World Link (OWL) South Wales, charity, records

Summary Information

Gwent Archives
One World Link (South Wales) Charity, records.
One World Link (OWL), South Wales, charity, records
0.007 Cubic Metres

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Biographical/Historical note

One World Link (South Wales) was a charity formed in County Hall, Cwmbran, in 1984 in response to publicity about the Ethiopian famine which had begun the previous year. Its aims, stated in its consitutions, were "to relieve poverty and sickness throughout the Third World," and "to educate ourselves about life, culture and countries of the Developing World."

Numerous fund-raising events and appeals were held in South Wales, helping to provide goods, including school-equipment and clothing, as well as money. In addition, there was a regular "Pound a Month" donation scheme.During its lifetime, One World Link assisted a group of nuns, the Sisters of Charity, in providing education, housing and improved opportunities for children and adults in Ethiopia, and sponsored a teacher as well as a carpenter.

The charity ceased to exist in 1999.

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Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, minutes, reports, bills of quantities, newscuttings, 1986-1999.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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Conditions Governing Access note

Most of the records are open.

A closure period applies to a few of the records which include sensitive information on people who may still be living. Where a closure period applies, this is given in the notes relating to individual records.


Normal copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal note

All records have been retained.

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Other Finding Aids note

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Gwent Archives.

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Collection Inventory

 D6405/1 Minutes, correspondence, reports and accounts 1984-1993   0.001 item

 D6405/2 Correspondence and bills of quantities 1985-1989   0.001 Cubic Metres

 D6405/3 Correspondence, minutes, reports and financial statements 1986-1997   0.001 Cubic Metres

 D6405/4 Correspondence, minutes, reports 1993-1999   0.001 Cubic Metres

 D6405/5 Correspondence, minutes, annual reports and financial statements 1993-1999   0.001 Cubic Metres

 D6405/6 Newscuttings, introductory information re One World Link 1988-1991   0.001 Cubic Metres

 D6405/7  One World Link (OWL) South Wales, charity, records. Report on volunteer teacher 1991   0.001 Cubic Metres

Conditions Governing Access note

Closed for 75 years, until 2103.

Separated Materials note

Previously with D6405/6.

 D6405/8 Photographs c. 1985-c.1990   0.001 Cubic Metres

Scope and Contents note

Slides, black and white and colour photographs, showing the work of OWl in Ethiopia.

Include photographs of school-children.

 D6405/9 Photograph 1988   0.001 Cubic Metres

Scope and Contents note

Photograph of woman ploughing, part of agriculcultural programme carried out by local women's group in Makueni, Kenya.

Photograph supplied by CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development).