Inspirational Archives: Come and be Inspired by the Royal Commission’s Archives, 18 November, 2pm–7pm

Naming it Inspirational Archives, staff from the Royal Commission have come up with a novel twist for this year’s Explore Your Archives campaign. They have planned a day where visitors are welcome to come and discover the many unique collections of the National Monuments Record of Wales archives, and then gain inspiration to create something … Continue reading Inspirational Archives: Come and be Inspired by the Royal Commission’s Archives, 18 November, 2pm–7pm

National Rugby Stories competition winners announced at new rugby display

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 … Continue reading National Rugby Stories competition winners announced at new rugby display

The tithe maps of Wales showcased at the National Eisteddfod

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 … Continue reading The tithe maps of Wales showcased at the National Eisteddfod

National Library of Wales awarded UK Archive Service Accreditation status

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 … Continue reading National Library of Wales awarded UK Archive Service Accreditation status

West Glamorgan Archives, Guest Blog Post by Kim Collis

On Monday 15 April last year, West Glamorgan Archives was host to an experiment which may yet have far-reaching effects for archives in the UK.  A live link was made between the archive cataloguing software of West Glamorgan Archives and Richard Burton Archives, Swansea University, proving it was possible to share reader registration data between … Continue reading West Glamorgan Archives, Guest Blog Post by Kim Collis

Rhymney Valley Water Board Records

Glamorgan Archives

The 75th deposit received by Glamorgan Archives in 1976 was the Rhymney Valley Water Board Records.  The Board was established in 1921, after many years of campaigning leading to the passing of the Rhymney Valley Water Board Bill.

The Board was comprised of councillors from Gelligaer, Bedwellty, Bedwas and Machen, Mynyddislwyn, Rhymney and Caerphilly.  It had the power to acquire certain water undertakings and works and to construct new works, as well as to supply water. The water itself came from the Taf Fechan Water Supply Board, whose records we also hold at Glamorgan Archives.

Minutes of the Rhymney Valley Water Board Minutes of the Rhymney Valley Water Board

Although the Board was established in 1921 the records date from 1916; these early items comprise newspaper cuttings tracking reports on the campaign for the creation of the Board.  The records continue until 1966.  

The Rhymney Valley Water Board Recordscomprise 45 volumes of minute books, accounts…

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