Volunteering: making friends and creating legacies

November 22nd, 2016

With busy lives it can be hard to find the time to think of, let alone actually get out and take part in, volunteering. However, if the right opportunity arises and you are able to say ‘yes’ it can offer a host of benefits – reducing stress, finding friends and learning something new. When he […]

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Rt Honorable Ann Clwyd

Welsh Political Archive Annual Lecture

November 8th, 2016

The Rt Hon Ann Clwyd was the keynote speaker at The National Library of Wales Welsh Political Archive Annual lecture on the 4th of November 2016. The main themes of the lecture was the miners strike and Tower Colliery. The lecture can be read here. Rob Phillips, Welsh Political Archive said: “We are very pleased […]

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Cynefin needs your help!

October 21st, 2016

1203 out of 1219 Welsh Tithe maps have been loaded on, 18329 out of 27225 tithe apportionment documents have been transcribed, by over 1,000 volunteers. However there are 8896 pages left and we need your help! Areas which need most help with transcription – ordered by number of pages remaining. Montgomery 1626 pages done […]

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From dung collecting to buying the world’s most expensive diamond!

September 23rd, 2016

Using Richard Burton’s diaries, young people investigate growing up in a changing Port Talbot – through the eyes of one of the town’s most famous sons Actor, lover, drinker: possibly the first three words that come to mind when thinking of Port Talbot born film star and heartthrob, Richard Burton. But he was also a […]

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First glimpse of complete 1840s tithe map of Wales

August 31st, 2016

An image has been released by the Cynefin project showing progress of how the historic tithe maps of Wales will be linked together to create a unified tithe map of Wales. The image demonstrates the scale of the work involved in creating the complete tithe map, which will cover 95% of Wales. Over 1,200 separate […]

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August 24th, 2016

A distinctive caravan is in Swansea this week, which turns out not to be a caravan when you look inside but a mobile recording booth for the BBC.   The booth is part of BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Listening Project’ and is here to record conversations between friends or relatives for the popular radio programme. […]

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Vote now! Glamorgan Archives nominated for International Film Award!

August 24th, 2016

During the 2016 International Council on Archives (ICA) Congress in Seoul, Korea, the ICA Section of Professional Associations (SPA) is hosting a Film Festival on Archives and Records Management.   Nine films have been nominated in three categories.  The only UK archive service to feature amongst the nominations is Glamorgan Archives!   Users of Welsh […]

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Films released showing the history and heritage of the landscape of Wales

June 9th, 2016

Two new films exploring the transformation of Wales’ landscape and the impact on people’s lives have just been released by the Cynefin project to celebrate International Archives Day on 9th June. In the 1840’s a series of maps was commissioned to assist in organising the payments of tithes. These tithe maps capture virtually the whole […]

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A poignant project which will capture the harsh reality of the First World War has received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

April 26th, 2016

Anglesey Archives and Oriel Ynys Môn are currently working together on the ‘Bara Brith a Menyn Cartref’ exhibition; and they’ve just received a funding boost of £6,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. By creating an exhibition of Archival records and objects linked to the Great War, the project aims to tell the stories of Anglesey […]

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