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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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Swansea in 1852

October 5th, 2015

Using one of the gems housed at the West Glamorgan Archive Service, historians have the chance to travel back in time to see how Swansea used to be 150 years ago. Staff at the archives have digitised a very detailed map of the town and made it available as an interactive resource CD to help […]

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National Rugby Stories competition winners announced at new rugby display

September 18th, 2015

With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup. First Minister for Wales, Carwyn Jones officially launched the Kick-offs and Keep-sakes display […]

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A peep into the past

September 3rd, 2015

Staff at Pembrokeshire Archives in Prendergast, Haverfordwest, threw open its doors on Tuesday to show the public what goes on behind the scenes. Tours of the building took place and visitors were given the rare opportunity to view the repository block  where over 133,000 items from Pembrokeshire’s archival heritage – some dating back to 1272 – […]

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The tithe maps of Wales showcased at the National Eisteddfod

August 6th, 2015

Cynefin is an innovative HLF funded project which aims to digitise all the tithe maps of Wales. The project’s showcase currently is a sophisticated and enjoyable crowdsourcing website which aims to get the public involved in transcribing tithe documents and geographically positioning the maps. This website, and many of the digitised maps will be shown […]

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National Library of Wales awarded UK Archive Service Accreditation status

July 16th, 2015

The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation, a UK-wide quality standard scheme. Accreditation is supported by a partnership including The National Archives and the Welsh Government through its Museums, Archives and Libraries division.  It defines good practice and identifies agreed standards, thereby ensuring the long-term collection, preservation and accessibility of […]

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