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Gwent Archives
The official county archive for the former counties of Gwent and Monmouthshire.
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Gwent Archives 13h
On the hillside above Abercarn stands the Grade II* listed former church of St Luke. It was built in the 1920s to replace the old iron church at the tinworks. Visit for more info. Ref: DPA18/27
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Gwent Archives 13h
Ar y bryn uwchben Abercarn mae hen eglwys Sant Luc a restrwyd gyda Gradd II*. Cafodd ei hadeiladu yn y 1920au yn lle’r hen eglwys haearn yn y gwaith tun. Ewch i Ref: DPA18/27
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CB_Archif/RC_Archive Nov 22
Stack Square, , is a U-shaped block built between 1789 & 1792 to house some of the workforce at Blaenavon Ironworks (which began production in 1789). You might recognise it from the 2008 series ‘Coal House’
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Gwent Archives Nov 22
Have you ever traced the history of your house? If you have, what stories have you discovered? We can see how the area surrounding Blaenavon Ironworks & Stack Square changed from c1819 - c1970s. See for more. Ref: Mana2/273
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Gwent Archives Nov 22
Ydych chi wedi ystyried olrhain hanes eich tŷ? Os do, pa storïau ydych chi wedi eu darganfod? Gallwn weld sut newidiodd yr ardal o amgylch Gweithfeydd Haearn Blaenafon a Stack Square o tua 1819 - 1970. Ewch i Ref: Mana2/273
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Gwent Archives Nov 21
For today’s theme, we will be looking at this letter from Isambard Kingdom Brunel to the Duke of Beaufort. Visit Ref: D475/46/21
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Gwent Archives Nov 21
Ar gyfer thema heddiw, byddwn yn edrych ar y llythyr yma oddi wrth Isambard Kingdom Brunel i Ddug Beaufort. Ewch i Ref: D475/46/21
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Gwent Archives Nov 21
Mae’n wythnos Chwilio’r Archif! Trwy gydol yr wythnos yma, byddwn yn postio eitemau o’n casgliadau ac yn rhyddhau fideos am fynediad i’n casgliadau a golwg bach y tu ôl i’r llenni.
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Gwent Archives Nov 21
It’s Explore Your Archive week! Throughout this week we will be posting items from our collections and releasing some videos on accessing our collections and a sneak-peak behind the scenes.
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Gwent Archives Nov 20
Hello - it is quite likely that they were. They were built around the time that Moggridge was leasing land to workers to build housing. RP
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ArchifauCymru Nov 20
Yfory yw dechrau wythnos , sy’n gyfle i ti: 👪bori drwy hanes dy deulu 🏠dysgu am hanes dy gartref 🗺dysgu am dy ardal 📚dysgu rhagor am hanesion cudd Cymru Chwilia am dy archif leol yma 👉
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Archives Wales Nov 20
Tomorrow is the start of , which is a chance for you to: 👪Delve into your family history 🏠Discover the history of your home 🗺Learn more about your area 📚Find out some of the hidden tales of Wales Check out your local archive 👉
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Gwent Archives Nov 20
Along Thorncombe Road, Blackwood, there used to be cottages known as Powell’s Houses. They were possibly some of the earliest housing in Blackwood. The houses were demolished in the 1930s - you can see the new housing to the right of the photo. Ref: D4415/6 (1939)
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Gwent Archives Nov 20
Roedd yna nifer o fythynnod a adnabuwyd fel Powell’s Houses, yn Thorncombe Road, Y Coed Duon. Mae’n bosibl mai dyma rhai o’r tai cynharaf yn y Coed Duon. Mae’r llun isod yn dangos un o’r trigolion yn sefyll yn y drws - i’r dde, gallwch weld y tai newydd. D4415/6 (1939)
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Naseem Syed (Naz) Nov 19
Beautiful art with a felted twist. 🌺 to see the full blog: Find out more and share your art and story. 🌞
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History Begins at Home Nov 18
Help needed! So far, our conversation themes have encompassed: Hobbies; School; Fashion; Toys; Food; Holidays; Outdoors; Work; Nights Out; Nights In; Sounds; Home. What would you like to see us cover in 2021? All suggestions welcome.
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Gwent Archives Nov 18
This advert for the Abersychan and Pontypool Co-operative Society offers the “largest refrigerator range” in Cwmbran and “TV renting.” When did your family get their first microwave, fridge or TV? Ref: D2235/2/17
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Gwent Archives Nov 18
Ar gyfer Cymdeithas Gydweithredol Abersychan a Phont-y-pŵl ac mae’n cynnig yr “amrywiaeth fwyaf o oergelloedd” yng Nghwmbrân a “rhentu teledu.” Pryd gafodd eich teulu chi eu popty micro-don, oergell neu deledu cyntaf? Ref: D2235/2/17
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Gwent Archives Nov 16
The New Town of Cwmbran was built with seven residential developments. The housing was built to different sizes and designs, and were showcased with modern décor and mod-cons. What do you remember of the house you grew up in? Ref: D2603/C/3370
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Gwent Archives Nov 16
Adeiladwyd Tref Newydd Cwmbrân gyda saith datblygiad preswyl. Adeiladwyd y tai o wahanol feintiau a dyluniadau, a chawsant eu harddangos gydag addurn modern a'r offer diweddaraf. Beth ydych chi'n ei gofio am y tŷ y cawsoch eich magu ynddo? Ref: D2603/C/3370
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