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The official county archive for the former counties of Gwent and Monmouthshire.
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rhys hamblin Oct 17
thank you for showing the cubs around. Everyone really enjoyed their visit
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Sharing Pte O'Brien Oct 18
Princess Mary's gift to soldiers and sailors Christmas 1914. Bullet pencil from non-smokers tin. Tins from Newport Rugby Club collection.
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Sharing Pte O'Brien Oct 17
Lower Garndiffaith Board School c. 1911, the school Rose Curtis went to, now known as Victoria Village Primary School.
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rhys hamblin Oct 16
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Sharing Pte O'Brien Oct 14
Abersychan pals Bugler Albert Lewis and Private Albert Saunders. A Lewis died of wounds Oct 1914, A Saunders missing in action same month.
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Matt Rosser Oct 13
Iā€™m so old I can find records of my first presenting job in the . To be fair, I was only 16! šŸ“» šŸ
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Sharing Pte O'Brien Oct 12
Will wishing he could be at the cold spread at the Crown 1916 but was worried he would have strange table manners after living at the front.
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Gwent Archives Oct 10
All welcome to Sharing Pte O'Brien open day 11 November at Victoria Village Hall
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Sharing Pte O'Brien Oct 5
Searching for family. Will's little sister Winifred M O'Brien married William C Tutton, had 2 children and moved to Kent.
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Sharing Pte O'Brien Oct 4
Researching Will's family. Will's niece Kathleen married US soldier in 1945 and emigrated to US. Her brother Bernard William went to US too.
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Sharing Pte O'Brien Oct 3
William O'Brien's baptism at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Stow Hill, Newport in 1895. Includes Will's parents and godparents.
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Sharing Pte O'Brien Sep 29
Started our Abersychan Roll of Honour project today, we will be including Will O'Brien on Roll as he lived in Abersychan before enlisting.
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Sharing Pte O'Brien Sep 29
A short animation clip from the Victoria Village Year 6 Film Studio - absolutely super!
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Sharing Pte O'Brien Oct 2
Roll of Honour project. Jocelyn Millard from Garndiffaith. Engine Room Artificer RN served on submarines WWI, died 15/8/1916.
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Gwent Archives Sep 29
Interested in volunteering? Open day 9 Oct for our Newport Rugby and Athletic Club project helping to preserve WWI letters and minute books.
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Gwent Archives Sep 28
Thank you for attending our Newport walk based on the Clark Report of 1850. Hope it was an interesting insight into Newport's past!
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Sharing Pte O'Brien Sep 28
Will and his family on the 1901 Census. They were living in St Mary's Street, Newport, and Will's dad was a stonemason.
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Sharing Pte O'Brien Sep 26
All smiles as the 'Great Puttee Challenge' continues and a few more photos
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Sharing Pte O'Brien Sep 25
Pupils of Victoria Village School Sharing Private O'Brien and a chance to talk to Joan Nash as well.
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Sharing Pte O'Brien Sep 27
Searching for Will O'Brien's family. 2 of his sisters, Frances and Agnes worked at Pen-y-fal psychiatric hospital in Abergavenny.
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