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The official county archive for the former counties of Gwent and Monmouthshire.
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Our Living Levels Feb 18
Love old ? Then find out more with our Sewers RATS (Research and Transcription Service) project working alongside our fab partners More info:
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Our Living Levels Feb 21
Do you have an juicy stories about your ancestors, especially if they are from the ? We'd love to hear about them for our 'Life on the Levels' oral project
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Gwent Archives Feb 20
Today is Handcuff Day - so today's post is about someone who managed to escape from them. Thomas Palmer was described in 1876 as being a "notorious character" with 14 previous convictions & was out on a 'ticket of leave' or licence. For more info, visit
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Gwent Archives Feb 20
We are doing a series of posts called where we will be talking a bit more about who we are, our services and what we can do for you. Today is about our Strongrooms and how we care for our collections. Visit for more info.
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Gwent Archives Feb 19
We also have an upcoming event on Thursday 11th April - 'Public Health Care in Monmouthshire: An Historical Perspective.' Featuring three guest speakers. Please see the poster for more information.
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Gwent Archives Feb 19
We still have places available on our upcoming event "The World We Have Lost: The Value of Local and Community History." To book a place, please contact us at enquiries@gwentarchives.gov.uk or at 01495 353363.
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Gwent Archives Feb 18
Today’s post is an extract from a Hanbury Estate Map 1759 (Ref: D1670/69). For more info, visit
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Gwent Archives Feb 12
Usually our collections are paper based, but every so often you'll come across a few envelopes filled with all manner of things....
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Gwent Archives Feb 6
We are doing a series of posts called where we will be talking a bit more about who we are, our services and what we can do for you. Today is about how to use our catalogues & finding aids in the Research Room. Visit for more info.
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Gwent Archives Feb 6
UPCOMING EVENTS at Gwent Archives. To book a place on any of our events, please contact us at 01495 353363 or at enquiries@gwentarchives.gov.uk.
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Gwent Archives Feb 6
Our latest Wellcome project blog post is out - this time on 'Modernising Medicine: Hospital Design in Monmouthshire':
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Gwent Archives Feb 1
Today's the start of the Six Nations with Wales vs France. From the Newport Rugby and Athletic Club collection, a photograph of the Welsh Secondary Schools Rugby Union Wales vs France from 1929. To find out whos who, visit
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Gwent Archives Feb 1
Those are lovely! We need more archives to get involved.
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Gwent Archives Feb 1
Please be aware that due to the adverse weather conditions, Gwent Archives will be closed today. We will open again as normal on Tuesday 5th February.
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Gwent Archives Jan 31
Today’s post is an aerial view of Aberbeeg and the surrounding area (Ref: Pictorial/Aberbeeg1). For more information, visit
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Gwent Archives Jan 30
Looks like the museums are having a and thought we'd throw our Archive hat into the ring. Ours aren't quite as grand as others but we still think they are rather nice...
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Gwent Archives Jan 29
Replying to @MissEGwyn
Good afternoon - yes we do. Could you send us as email at enquiries@gwentarchives.gov.uk and our Education & Outreach Archivist can provide you with more details? RP
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Gwent Archives Jan 29
Today’s post is an extract from the Caerleon tithe map, c.1840 (Ref: D1602). To find out more about Caerleon's connections to the Romans and King Arthur, visit
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Gwent Archives Jan 23
We are doing a series of posts called where we will be talking a bit more about who we are, our services and what we can do for you. Today’s post is about our Research Room and what happens when you visit. Visit to find out more.
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Our Living Levels Jan 22
We're looking forward to @WestHubNewport 'Love your Community' Fair at Community Centre tomorrow! Find out how you can volunteer with us
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