JONES, ENID WYN (1909 - 1967) a prominent worker in religious, social and medical fields in Wales and England

Name: Enid Wyn Jones
Date of birth: 1909
Date of death: 1967
Spouse: Emyr Wyn Jones
Child: Carys (née Jones)
Child: Gareth Wyn Jones
Parent: David Llewelyn Williams
Parent: Margaret Ann Williams (née Price)
Gender: Female
Occupation: a prominent worker in religious, social and medical fields
Area of activity: Medicine; Philanthropy; Public and Social Service, Civil Administration; Religion
Author: Emyr Wyn Jones

Born 17 January 1909 in Wrexham, Denbighshire, daughter of Dr. David Llewelyn Williams and Margaret Williams. The poet Alun Llywelyn-Williams was her brother. The family moved to Cardiff just before World War I, but she was brought up at Rhyl during the war. She was a pupil at the Welsh Girls' School, Ashford, from 1919 to 1926, and afterwards was trained as a nurse at Cardiff Royal Infirmary. On 9 September 1936 she married Emyr Wyn Jones of Waunfawr, Caernarfon, a physician and cardiologist at Liverpool Royal Infirmary; and there were two children of the marriage. Her home was at Llety'r Eos, Llansannan, and she spent a portion of her time in Liverpool. By virtue of her various offices she travelled widely throughout Wales and England.

Her work with the Y.W.C.A. involved Presidency of the Welsh Council, and Vice-Presidency of the British Council from 1959 to 1967, and she was also a member of the World Council and represented Wales at several conferences abroad. She was the President of the Women's Section of the National Free Church Council of England and Wales in 1958-59, and she was President of the Women's Branch of the New Wales Union in 1966-67. From 1955 to 1967 she was a Justice of the Peace for Denbighshire. She made a very substantial contribution in the field of medical and nursing administration as Vice-Chairman of the Nursing Advisory Council, Welsh Hospital Board; as a member of North Wales Mental Hospital and later Clwyd and Deeside Hospital Management Committees; and as a member of the Medical Executive Committee of Denbighshire and Flintshire, and of the Central Committee of the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund. She was County Vice-President and Commandant of the Denbighshire Branch of the British Red Cross Society.

She addressed many meetings throughout Britain on religious matters, social problems and pacifism. She was a member of the Society of Friends and the Presbyterian Church of Wales. She was an active member of the B.B.C. Religious Committee.

She died 15 September 1967 very suddenly during her flight home from Melbourne, where she had been representing Wales at the World Council of the Y.W.C.A. and she was buried at Llansannan.


Published date: 2001

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