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The official county archive for the former counties of Gwent and Monmouthshire.
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Gwent Archives 14h
Today’s post is of a photograph of Aberbeeg Junction (Ref: Pictorial/Aberbeeg/5). In the photograph you can see the station and, in the bottom left hand corner, Railway Terrace. For more information, please visit
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Gwent Archives Aug 14
We now has a YouTube channel! As part of the 'Sharing Private O'Brien' Project, we worked w/ Victoria Village School, Ysgol Bryn Onnen & St Mary's Primary School to create short films inspired by Will's letters. They are now available online.
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Gwent Archives Aug 9
It's coming up to the second Saturday of the month, so Gwent Archives will be open on the 11th August, from 10am - 4pm. So why not come along?
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Gwent Archives Aug 7
Today’s post is of the Llanellen Church service register, 1911 – 1934 (Ref: DPA146/15). The Rev William Davies Jones not only recorded the church services conducted every Sunday, but he also documented the weather and the build-up to the First World War.
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Gwent Archives Aug 5
Come see some early 20th Century photographs of the Royal Gwent Hospital which opened its doors on this day in 1901… Dewch i weld lluniau o’r 20fed Ganrif gynnar o Ysbyty Brenhinol Gwent a agorodd ei ddrysau am y tro cyntaf ar y diwrnod hwn yn 1901…
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Gwent Archives Aug 3
On this day, we remember Guardsman (Private) William Bernard O’Brien, no.24766, of the 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards, who died 03 August 1917. For more information, please visit or
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Gwent Archives Aug 2
Today’s posting is of an article by the Abergavenny and District Horticultural and Allotments Association, from the Abergavenny Chronicle, June 1918. There appears to have been a number of events held in August, despite the First World War taking place.
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Gwent Archives Jul 31
This document is an extract from a survey of the lands held by the Rt. Hon. Henry, Earl and Baron of Abergavenny, 1821 (Ref: D1583/188). For more information, visit
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Gwent Archives Jul 26
As part of the National Garden Festival at Ebbw Vale, students from schools across Gwent and the rest of Wales were invited to spend a week at the site and produce a daily newspaper. For more information, visit (Ref: D3706).
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Gwent Archives Jul 26
Rydym yn hysbysebu am archifydd prosiect i barhau gyda’r gwaith ar ein prosiect 12 mis a ariennir gan Ymddiriedolaeth Wellcome. Dilynwch y ddolen ar gyfer mwy o fanylion a gwybodaeth ar sut i wneud cais:
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Gwent Archives Jul 26
We are advertising for a project archivist to continue the work on our 12 month Wellcome Trust funded project, ‘From a “Penny in the Pound” to “Free at the Point of Delivery." For more details and information on how to apply:
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Gwent Archives Jul 24
Today's photograph is of The Ranks in Abercarn, taken c.1970s. Four rows of houses were built between 1847 and 1850, by Ebenezer Rogers for Abercarn (Prince of Wales) Colliery. For information, visit
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VCS Cymru The Attic Project Jul 23
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Gwent Archives Jul 19
Interested in a career in archives, museums and cultural venues? Aged 18 - 25, and not currently in training, employment or education? Then why not apply for a new one year cultural traineeship? See image for more details or come to an Open Day at Newport Library, Wed 26th.
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Gwent Archives Jul 18
Replying to @Sliptruaspienet
Afternoon - it looks like the first is 'Pantyronen' [Pant-Yr-Onnen] and the second is 'Bron Hill.' Hope that helps!
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Head4Arts Jul 17
This day 2 years ago marked the end of the Who Do I Think I Was project where we worked with Blaenau Gwent Youth Theatre, , Ysgol Cwm Rhymni, , & to produce short films about WWI. Check out the films below!
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Gwent Archives Jul 17
Today we will be posting about Edwards (or Daniels as it was more commonly known) of Ebbw Vale. The building in the photograph was built by Thomas Edwards at the turn of the 20th century. The photograph is dated 1902. For more information, please visit
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Gwent Archives Jul 12
Did you know that Gwent Archives has a multi-purpose room for hire? For more information, please contact us on 01495 353363 or enquiries@gwentarchives.gov.uk
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Gwent Archives Jul 11
Thank you to for giving us a tour of . You did a fab job! Hope you had a great Take Over Day!
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Gwent Archives Jul 11
It's coming up to the second Saturday of the month, so Gwent Archives will be open on the 14th July, from 10am - 4pm. So why not come along?
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