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Gwent Archives
The official county archive for the former counties of Gwent and Monmouthshire.
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Gwent Archives Jul 15
A wnaethoch chi gyfrannu at bapur newydd yr Ŵyl Gerddi? Pa ddigwyddiadau ydych chi’n eu cofio o’r ysgol? Did you contribute to the Garden Festival newspaper? What events do you remember from school? Ewch i / Visit Ref: D3706 (1992)
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CB_Arolygu / RC_Survey Jul 13
Hi, I’m Susan Fielding, Buildings Archaeologist at . I work across a wide range of sites and projects and a ‘typical’ day can vary hugely! My main projects involve Nonconformist chapels, C20 built heritage and digital heritage
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CB_Arolygu / RC_Survey Jul 13
Susan yma, archeolegydd adeiladau gyda . Dwi’n gweithio am ystod eang phrosiectau a gall diwrnod ‘nodweddiadol’ amrywio’n aruthrol! Mae fy mhrif brosiectau yn canolbwyntio ar Gapeli Anghydffurfiol, treftadaeth adeiledig G20 a threftadaeth ddigidol
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Gwent Archives Jul 13
Mae’r ffotograff hwn o “25 Little Maids” yn ôl y sôn yn dangos gwisg ysgol ar gyfer Ysgol Waddoledig Caerllion! Sut un oedd eich gwisg ysgol chi? Ref: D4165/16 (no date)
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Gwent Archives Jul 13
This photograph of “25 Little Maids” reportedly features the original school uniform for Caerleon Endowed School! What was your school uniform like? Ref: D4165/16 (no date)
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Gwent Archives Jul 12
Cofiwn heddiw am farwolaeth Charles Stewart Rolls. Today marks the anniversary of the death of Charles Stewart Rolls. Ewch I / Visit Ref: D361/F/P/8/70
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Mortimer History Soc 14 May 16
Essay Prize 2016: £750 top prize for Mortimer/Welsh Marches essay. Please RT & share as widely as possible!
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Register of Qualified Genealogists Jul 7
G is for Gwent! Gwent Archives' website includes a guide to the material of relevance to Chartist studies to be found in records of the Court of Quarter Sessions, the Monmouthshire Boards of Guardians, Newport Borough Council and Church records .
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Gwent Archives Jul 2
Some great fashion in this photo! Why not revisit your photograph albums and give old friends a call?
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Gwent Archives Jun 30
One of our Archivists has travelled back to 1925 – their grandfather’s earliest memory was the skylight that lit the stairs on the way to bed and the chickens in the garden. What memories do you have of your childhood home? Ref: D2603.C.3360
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Gwent Archives Jun 30
Mae un o’n Harchifwyr wedi teithio’n ôl i 1925 – i atgof cynharaf eu taid, sef y ffenestr do a oedd yn goleuo’r grisiau ar y ffordd i’r gwely a’r ieir yn yr ardd. Pa atgofion sydd gennych chi o gartref eich plentyndod? Ref: D2603.C.3360
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History Begins at Home Jun 29
Do you have photos like this? Can you name everyone - that makes it very special - just a few; or not even the bride & groom. Is there someone you can ask? Send them a copy & give them a call. Remember: write down what they say & store it with the photo
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Dave Standing Jun 27
The Roman Road stretched from Cardiff to Abergavenny across Mynydd Maen. Quite a claim but you can follow it on airial photographs held at
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Gwent Archives Jun 28
Today marks the 60th anniversary of the Six Bells Colliery Disaster. On the 28th June 1960, at about 10:45am, an explosion took place in the West District of the Old Coal Seam. Visit for more info
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Gwent Archives Jun 28
Mae heddiw yn nodi 60 mlynedd ers Trychineb Glofa Six Bells. Ar 28 Mehefin 1960, am tua 10:45 y bore, digwyddodd ffrwydrad yn Ardal Orllewinol yr Hen Wythïen Lo. Ewch i Ref: D4805/1
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Gwent Archives Jun 26
Inspired by our colleagues at Anglesey Archives, can you remember any train stations that are no longer there? This is a photograph of The Crossing at Ebbw Vale. Visit Ref: D5878
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Gwent Archives Jun 26
Ar ôl cael ein hysbrydoli gan ein cyfeillion yn Archifau Sir Fôn, allwch chi gofio unrhyw orsafoedd trên nad ydynt yno bellach? Dyma lun o’r Groesfan yng Nglyn Ebwy. Ewch i
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Gwent Archives Jun 24
Our Archivists and Archive Assistants have been seeing how far back in time they can travel! So far, we can go back to the Second World War - with conversations about munitions factories, evacuees and air raid sirens. How far back in time can you go?
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Gwent Archives Jun 22
A tough one from this week - how far back in time can you go?
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History Begins at Home Jun 22
As we celebrate & the recognise the huge contribution migration has made to British life, it seems apt to ask some related HBAH Questions. Call someone & ask their story. Remember to capture what you learn - your descendants will thank you!
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