Health History Event at Gwent Archives celebrates close of Wellcome Trust Project

As I write, Gwent Archives’ Wellcome Trust project on hospital records, which I have been part of for the last six months, has just finished with a fascinating afternoon event on the 11th of April entitled ‘Public Health Care in Monmouthshire: A Historical Perspective’. This event brought together academics, members of the public and archivists … Continue reading Health History Event at Gwent Archives celebrates close of Wellcome Trust Project

Bringing History Alive: the Education Service at Gwynedd Archives

Archives are a rich cultural resource and can provide learning opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds. In this article, Gwynedd Archives Service explain what their education service can provide. The Education Service at Gwynedd Archives Service was established in 1974 and formalized a progressive arrangement by the old Caernarfonshire from developing learning packs … Continue reading Bringing History Alive: the Education Service at Gwynedd Archives

The French influence on Welsh language revival in Cardiff

Cardiff University’s Special Collections and Archives often play host to students from a range of academic disciplines undertaking paid research placements that draw on our archival collections. We’ve been fortunate for the last two summers to be joined by Pip Bartlett and Katy Stone, Modern Languages students who have worked on the Barbier family archive … Continue reading The French influence on Welsh language revival in Cardiff

Gorwel Ddoe / Yesterday’s Horizon – an Anglesey Archives project.

To celebrate the year of the sea, and Ynys Môn’s rich maritime history, we ran an art project that used archival documents to create ceramic pieces depicting the story of the wrecked steam clipper, The Royal Charter. These ceramic art works were created under the guidance of local ceramicist, Lyn Gallagher. Whilst researching for the … Continue reading Gorwel Ddoe / Yesterday’s Horizon – an Anglesey Archives project.

“Their names shall live for evermore”: uncovering hidden war memorials at West Glamorgan Archives

Commemorating the centenary of such a cataclysmic conflict as the First World War is not an easy task. We wanted to produce something that would be different and lasting, that could be a focus of remembrance and at the same time a resource to help people discover the part their family members played in the … Continue reading “Their names shall live for evermore”: uncovering hidden war memorials at West Glamorgan Archives