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Gwent Archives Achieves National Accreditation

April 25th, 2016

Gwent Archives has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation. Accreditation is the UK quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of archive service delivery. Archive Service Accreditation is awarded by the UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee, representing the entire archive sector. Accredited Archive Services ensure the long-term collection, preservation and accessibility of our archive […]

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Gwent Archives Acheives National Accreditation

March 15th, 2016

Gwent Archives has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation. Accreditation is the UK quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of archive service delivery. Archive Service Accreditation is awarded by the UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee, representing the entire archive sector. Accredited Archive Services ensure the long-term collection, preservation and accessibility of our archive […]

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Rare footage of Conwy plane crash

March 14th, 2016

The film from the Conwy Archive Service shows what happened after an RAF plane crashed in Rhos on Sea Rare footage has emerged of an investigation into a plane crash in Rhos on Sea. The film, thought to date back to the 1920s, shows crowds of people on the beach as military men look at […]

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Archives across Wales scoop national awards for marketing excellence.

March 2nd, 2016

Archive staff from across Wales have attended a prestigious awards event in the National Library of Wales today (Friday 26 February). The Marketing Excellence Awards recognise the fantastic work being done by staff in museums, archives and libraries across Wales, often with very limited resources. Over forty entries were submitted to this year’s Marketing Excellence […]

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Welsh archives benefit from partnership funding

February 22nd, 2016

Four Welsh archive services will receive funding totalling over £28,000 to undertake vital conservation work on fragile and damaged items in their collections, thanks to a partnership between the Welsh Government and the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust (NMCT). The funding will conserve items to which access had previously been extremely restricted due to their condition, […]

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Go on an adventure this half term!

February 16th, 2016

2016 marks the Year of Adventure in Wales so if you are looking for fun, adventurous and interesting activities this half term look no further than your local museum, archive and library! Here is a taster of some of the great events that are happening across Wales: Half Term Fun with Raspberry Pi – Swansea […]

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Grant Success for the Denbigh Borough Charters!

January 12th, 2016

We Denbighshire Archives have recently received some great news that their application to the NMCT has been accepted. The grant will cover the cleaning, repair, repackaging and scanning of the Denbigh Borough Charters (BD/A). The Charters granted to the Borough of Denbigh are the oldest surviving borough charters in North Wales. They provide rare evidence of […]

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Food Control during the First World War

January 4th, 2016

Food shortages during the First World War were considerable, with wholesalers and retailers becoming bound by numerous regulations and the whole population seeing the beginning of rationing.  The first attempt at rationing was made with an order restricting meals in hotels and restaurants in December 1916, and by 1917 food prices has doubled with only […]

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Explore Your Archive

November 11th, 2015

TV Presenter Sara Edwards has been researching her family history as part of the Explore Your Archive campaign which ran from 14-22 November in archives across the UK and Ireland. The campaign encourages everyone to discover the stories, the facts, the places and the people that are at the heart of our communities with many […]

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