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

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!

Vote now! Glamorgan Archives nominated for International Film Award!

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!

First Minister of Wales celebrates the award of UNESCO Memory of the World status to outstanding historical collections

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

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

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

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

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.