To coincide with Ceredigion Young Farmers' Clubs celebrating their 70th birthday, we are pleased to exhibit a collection of photographs that reflect the organisation over the decades.These photographs were digitised from personal collections belonging to past and present members by People's Collection Wales and hundreds of images have been shared online. A large selection of photographs will also be published in a book compiled by Ceredigion Y.F.C. to celebrate the special birthday.
Ceredigion Y.F.C. was established in 1941 during the second world war, and it was a society that offered young people the chance to receive informal education and to socialise.
Today, there are 20 clubs in the county and within these clubs members meet weekly to participate in a programme of various activities. By representing these clubs, members come together to compete against other clubs in the county in competitions such as the eisteddfod, pantomime or rally.
The organisation has changed substantially over the 70 years. The emphasis in the early days was solely on agriculture and learning rural skills such as stock judging. Today the organisation's activities have evovled to coincide with the modern age and the lives of young people in the 2010s. Yet the ethos remains the same; to give young people in rural communities the chance to socialise and interact whilst learning new skills.
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