“Ail-gylchu’r Gorffennol” – a plastic waste project at Anglesey Archives

Archives across Wales have been getting ready to celebrate their services and collections for the Explore Your Archive week, which this year runs between 23rd and 30th November. The weeklong campaign encourages people to discover the stories, facts, places and people that are at the heart of Welsh communities. As part of the celebrations, Anglesey … Continue reading “Ail-gylchu’r Gorffennol” – a plastic waste project at Anglesey Archives

Welsh archives are home to a wealth of treasures – are you ready to explore?

Explore Your Archive week to be launched by special Archive Ambassadors Archives across Wales are getting ready to celebrate and showcase their services and collections for Explore Your Archive week, which this year runs between 23 November and 1 December. The week long campaign encourages people to discover the stories, facts, places and people that … Continue reading Welsh archives are home to a wealth of treasures – are you ready to explore?

Pupils’ work celebrates diversity and inclusion

Primary school pupils have worked on a special art project to celebrate diversity and inclusion on Anglesey. Children from Ysgol Gynradd Amlwch joined Anglesey Archives, Oriel Môn and prominent North Wales artist, Jwls Williams, to trace the lives of two prominent Jewish families. Both the Pollecoff and Stein families emigrated from Russia to Anglesey during … Continue reading Pupils’ work celebrates diversity and inclusion

Collaborative working at Flintshire Record Office and Denbighshire Archives

Flintshire Record Office and Denbighshire Archives are looking to merge to create a joint archive service in a new Archive Centre. It will comprise a repository for archive material along with public research rooms, exhibition space and education facilities. Staff from both services have already been working on various joint projects throughout the year. All … Continue reading Collaborative working at Flintshire Record Office and Denbighshire Archives

Powys Archives: how we can help you with your research.

Powys Archives is located in Llandrindod Wells, and serves as the official repository for the records of the county of Powys. Our collections date from the fourteenth century and include public records from bodies such as courts and hospitals; official records such as county council and school records; ecclesiastical and non-conformist records, which can provide … Continue reading Powys Archives: how we can help you with your research.

Fake News, Mental Health and Escaping the Library: Civic Mission in Archives and Libraries

“City and College should stand, shoulder to shoulder, facing the problems of life together” These words were written by a member of the Cardiff University Settlement in 1906. The settlement was a radical experiment in education and friendship between the University and its immediate neighbours. 113 years later, these words still sum up why we … Continue reading Fake News, Mental Health and Escaping the Library: Civic Mission in Archives and Libraries

Anglesey Archives celebrates its Sporting Heritage

Anglesey Archives has received a grant of £480 from Sporting Heritage for an event to celebrate the island’s sporting past and raise awareness of the ‘Ynys Môn Island Games Association’. Anglesey’s bid to host the International Island Games in 2025 was given a significant boost when the International Island Games Association (IIGA) confirmed in July … Continue reading Anglesey Archives celebrates its Sporting Heritage