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 … Continue reading Volunteering: making friends and creating legacies
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 … Continue reading Welsh Political Archive Annual Lecture
1203 out of 1219 Welsh Tithe maps have been loaded on cynefin.wales, 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 … Continue reading Cynefin needs your help!
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 … Continue reading From dung collecting to buying the world’s most expensive diamond!
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 … Continue reading First glimpse of complete 1840s tithe map of Wales
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. The … Continue reading Radio 4 Visits Swansea
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 archives were … Continue reading Vote now! Glamorgan Archives nominated for International Film Award!
Tonight at the Senedd in Cardiff, the First Minister will host the UK Memory of the World awards which recognise documentary heritage collections of ‘Outstanding significance to the UK’. This is the first time the prestigious MoW awards have been held in Wales. UNESCO established the Memory of the World (MoW) Programme in 1992. The … Continue reading First Minister of Wales celebrates the award of UNESCO Memory of the World status to outstanding historical collections
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 … Continue reading Films released showing the history and heritage of the landscape of Wales
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 … Continue reading A poignant project which will capture the harsh reality of the First World War has received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.