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“Jubilee tweets” – A sideways look at commemorating the Platinum Jubilee

Earlier this year Conwy Archives Service were asked how we were going to contribute to our authority’s commemoration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Discussion among the archive team and wider group of colleagues in the Culture and Information section led us to the idea of creating a social media campaign in which we would post/tweet … Continue reading “Jubilee tweets” – A sideways look at commemorating the Platinum Jubilee

Witness testimonies from the 1839 Newport Rising uncovered as part of Explore Your Archive week

Crucial transcripts of the witness testimonies from the Chartist Trials, which reported on the 1839 Newport Rising, the last large-scale armed protest in Great Britain, have been shared by Archives Wales as part of Explore Your Archive week (Saturday 20th – Sunday 28th November 2021) Held online at the People’s Collection Wales for anyone to … Continue reading Witness testimonies from the 1839 Newport Rising uncovered as part of Explore Your Archive week

From claims of Welsh descendants of Queen Elizabeth I, to evidence of an octopus in the Bristol Channel: hidden history uncovered for Explore Your Archive week

A wealth of historic documents, each with unique stories from the past, are being shared ahead of Explore Your Archives Week (Saturday 20th – Sunday 28th November 2021).Items highlighted as part of the week include a 12-metre-long family tree from the 1500s claiming that a Welshman is descended from the Virgin Queen, Queen Elizabeth I; an … Continue reading From claims of Welsh descendants of Queen Elizabeth I, to evidence of an octopus in the Bristol Channel: hidden history uncovered for Explore Your Archive week

Covid-19 Archives Fund: Records at Risk Project

Archivists’ roles are wide-ranging and encompass skills and responsibilities such as the selection of archival materials to be retained, cataloguing and describing their contents, and determining arrangements for public access. Perhaps the foremost responsibility of the archivist, however, is to ensure that the records in their care are capable of being preserved securely and permanently. … Continue reading Covid-19 Archives Fund: Records at Risk Project