Twitter | Search | |
Gwent Archives
The official county archive for the former counties of Gwent and Monmouthshire.
812
Tweets
1,565
Following
1,805
Followers
Tweets
Gwent Archives Apr 23
Please be aware that we are currently experiencing difficulties with one of our lifts and have limited access to strongroom 2. If you are visiting the Archives and will be requiring original documents, please contact us on 01495 353363 or at enquiries@gwentarchives.gov.uk
Reply Retweet Like
Gwent Archives Apr 23
Day 23 of - Food and Drink. Today's post is on the Book of Accounts belonging to the Rentals of the Estates of the Honourable Sir Charles Hanbury Williams, Knight of the Bath, for the years 1743, 1744 and 1745 (Ref: D4963). Visit for more info
Reply Retweet Like
Gwent Archives Apr 23
We are a bit behind with so will be catching up over the next few days. For Day Eighteen of , the theme was Love and we wanted to focus on the Will O'Brien collection. Visit for more info.
Reply Retweet Like
Gwent Archives retweeted
Glamorgan Archives Apr 18
Mae Head 4 Arts ar daith! Yn y Ty Weindio, Archifau Gwent a Llyfrgell Ganolog Merthyr Tudful. Galwch draw i’w weld! The Community Showcase is on tour! and Call in and take a look!
Reply Retweet Like
Gwent Archives Apr 17
Every fortnight we have where we will be talking a bit more about who we are, our services & what we can do for you. This week, our Conservator will be posting about how best to care for your items are home. Visit for more info.
Reply Retweet Like
Gwent Archives Apr 17
Please be aware that Gwent Archives will be closed over the Easter Bank Holidays.
Reply Retweet Like
Gwent Archives Apr 16
Day Sixteen of - Something Small For today, we have this Princess Mary box from 1914 (Ref: The Newport Rugby and Athletic Club collection). The Princess Mary box is a small brass box that originally contained tobacco and chocolate.
Reply Retweet Like
Gwent Archives Apr 14
Day Fourteen of - Friendship Today's post is taken from the Mrs Gordon-Canning and Mrs Avis Gurney collection (Ref:D6206). The majority of the collection consists of letters from their many friends. For more info, visit
Reply Retweet Like
Gwent Archives Apr 13
Day Thirteen of - Inspiration Today's post is this letter written by Compton Mackensie to Mrs Avis Gurney, daughter of the 5th Baron Tredegar. (Ref: D6202/47) For more info, visit
Reply Retweet Like
Gwent Archives Apr 12
Day Twelve of - Letters Today's post is this petition from Nicholas Browne to Queen Mary, dated 1555 (Ref:D43/5462). He requested the sum of £5 in wages for delivering her letters. For more info, visit For more info, visit
Reply Retweet Like
Gwent Archives Apr 11
Day Eleven of - Drawing For today's theme, we have a number of drawings that can be found in the Rolls Family Collection (D361). Next up, here we have some drawings from a sketch book by one of the Rolls children in 1841. For more info, visit
Reply Retweet Like
Gwent Archives Apr 11
Day Eleven of - Drawing For today's theme, we have a number of drawings that can be found in the Rolls Family Collection (D361). Next up, we have these sketches of people on horseback and monkeys. For more info, visit
Reply Retweet Like
Gwent Archives Apr 11
Day Eleven of - Drawing For today's theme, we have a number of drawings that can be found in the Rolls Family Collection (D361). To start, we have some sketches by George Delamotte. For more info, visit
Reply Retweet Like
Gwent Archives Apr 10
Day Ten of - Animals Today we will posting some of our animal related documents. Here we have a photograph of sheep shearing at Llanthony. Do you recognise anyone? (Ref: Pictorial/Llanthony16)
Reply Retweet Like
Gwent Archives Apr 10
Day Ten of - Animals Today we will posting some of our animal related documents. Our first post is the churchwarden accounts for St Arvans in 1811 (Ref: DPA2/21). For more info, visit
Reply Retweet Like
Gwent Archives Apr 9
Day Nine of - Archive Building . The General Offices were built in 1915/16 for the Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron and Coal Company. They were designed by Veale and Sant of Cardiff, in a free Dutch baroque style. For more info, visit
Reply Retweet Like
Gwent Archives Apr 9
Don't forget, Gwent Archives will be open this Saturday (13th) from 10am - 4pm. So if you're interested in doing family or local history, or even the history of your house, why not come along?
Reply Retweet Like
Gwent Archives Apr 8
Day Eight of – Colours (7pm) Lastly is this fabulous photograph from Winchestown Junior and Infants School (Ref: CEA108/14). We’re not sure of the exact date for this photograph but believe it is from the 1960s. Do you recognise anyone?
Reply Retweet Like
Gwent Archives Apr 8
Day Eight of – Colours Next up is this master plan for Cwmbran New Town (Ref: C/Miscr/184). For more info, visit
Reply Retweet Like
Gwent Archives Apr 8
Day Eight of – Colours (1pm) Next up is this Honourable Discharge Certificate for Ernest Bond (Ref: D5948). Ernest Bond resided at Crosscombe Terrace, Cwm and served in the First World War as Private Ernest Bond, Royal Berkshire Regiment, no.9753.
Reply Retweet Like