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
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 … Continue reading Swansea in 1852
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
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 – … Continue reading A peep into the past
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
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
The Explore Your Archive campaign will be taking place 10th – 16th November 2014 in archives across the UK. In Wales archives are celebrating by holding a series of events, activities and workshops to highlight the great services that archives offer. Did you know that you can support the festival online by spreading the word … Continue reading Celebrating Explore Your Archive
It’s a select list which includes the Domesday Book, the Death Warrant of Charles I and the papers of Winston Churchill. Now, the unique survival of 8,000 engineering drawings from the Neath Abbey Ironworks which are held in West Glamorgan Archives has been recognised by inscription in the United Kingdom National Register of the UNESCO … Continue reading UNESCO Award for West Glamorgan Archives’ Collection
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
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.
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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