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The official county archive for the former counties of Gwent and Monmouthshire.
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Gwent Archives Jun 14
Today we will be looking at Irishman, George Green. He spent 3 calendar months of hard labour at the Gaol in 1872 for Larceny from a Person. If you'd like to know more please visit us at
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Gwent Archives Jun 12
Every fortnight we have where we do in-depth posts about the archive service & collections. As we are posting various mugshots throughout this month, we thought we would post about some of our police collections. Visit for more info.
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Gwent Archives Jun 10
Today is Whit Monday. Here we have a photograph of Penuel Church Sunday School, Ebbw Vale. (Ref: MiscMss1272/12)
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Gwent Archives Jun 10
Today our Usk Gaol visitor is Hugh Jones. Sentenced in 1871 for stealing a quantity of beer, he spent 14 days doing hard labour. For more information visit our facebook page @
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Gwent Archives Jun 7
It is . At Gwent Archives, we would like to say a massive thank you to the volunteers who assist us with cleaning documents, research, indexing and transcribing. Thank you for helping us make our collections more accessible.
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Gwent Archives Jun 7
Throughout the month of June, we will be posting about some of the individuals who appear in the Usk Gaol volumes, 1871 – 1876 (Q/CG/38-40). For today’s post, we will be telling the story of John Devereux, an Irish sailor. For more information, visit
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Gwent Archives Jun 6
Today marks the beginning of the 1919 South Wales Race Riots. Starting in Newport, the riots spread to Barry and Cardiff. Over a number of days, the riots left three men dead, dozens injured and damage to a number of properties. For more info, visit
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Gwent Archives Jun 5
New Catalogues Now Online! Our work on the ‘From “A Penny in the Pound”... ” project has ended and we are delighted to announce that new catalogues for hospital and health collections are now available on our website:
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Gwent Archives Jun 5
Throughout the month of June, we will be posting about some of the individuals who appear in the Usk Gaol volumes, 1871 – 1876 (Q/CG/38-40). For today’s post, we will be telling the sad story of Sarah Titley, of Tredegar. For more information, visit
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Gwent Archives Jun 4
Replying to @trishmharrison
Hi, unfortunately we can't seem to find anything on Mr Jefferson however if you would like to look at it further please email us at enquiries@gwentarchives.gov.uk and an archivist will be able to advise you further
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Gwent Archives Jun 3
Don't forget Gwent Archives will be open this Saturday (8th June) from 10am - 4pm. So if you're interested in researching your family history or finding out the history of your house, why not pop in and speak to one of our Archivists?
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Gwent Archives Jun 3
Gwent Archives holds three volumes containing records and photographs of Victorian prisoners sent to Usk Gaol between the years 1871 – 1876. Throughout the month of June, we will be posting about different individuals, their crimes and their story.
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Gwent Archives Jun 3
Replying to @hellohistoria
Morning, sorry for the delay. There are two I can think of atm. There is the Blackwood & District Heritage Association and the Blackwood branch of the Gwent Family History Society. RP
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Gwent Archives Jun 1
Pinch, punch, first of the month! We have a number of upcoming events, both on and off-site. To find out more and related booking information, please see the attached posters.
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Gwent Archives May 31
We hope you have enjoyed our posts. For today's final post, we have a photograph of an unnamed man at Marine Colliery. Taken in 1983, it is one of many photographs that we have for collieries in the area. (Ref: D2377.78) Does anyone recognise him?
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Gwent Archives May 27
Today's post is focusing on housing. We have a number of records relating to housing - from house plans and new developments, such as Bettws and Cwmbran, to reports on housing, and tenants handbooks. Visit for more info.
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Gwent Archives May 24
We hope that everyone who attended our "Discover the History of your House" talk enjoyed. Our Past and Present walks are back this year, and we'll be starting next Wednesday at Ebbw Vale. For more information, please see the attached poster.
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Gwent Archives May 22
Today is the anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, which took place in 1953. Here we have an extract from Victoria School logbook (Ref: CEA70/10). The headteacher wrote of the occasion and of Prince Philip's visit to Ebbw Vale.
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Gwent Archives May 21
For today's post, we are bringing the focus to the Ebbw Vale Steelworks site. The site dates back to 1790 and was in operation until 2002. (Ref: Pictorial/Ebbw Vale21) For more information, visit
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Gwent Archives May 17
Are you interested in the history of your house? On Thursday 23rd May, we have an introductory talk on how to find out more about your home. Please see the attached posters for more information.
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