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The official county archive for the former counties of Gwent and Monmouthshire.
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Gwent Archives 8h
**EVENT UPDATE** Please accept our apologies but we have had to cancel the 'Discover...Newport' event scheduled for Thursday 29th August. If you would like to be contacted about future events, please email us at enquiries@gwentarchives.gov.uk. RP
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Gwent Archives 8h
It is Weekend. Earlier this year, Gwent Archives received a small collection of records from the Gwent Lesbian and Gay Group (GLAGG). For more info, visit Ref: D6466
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Gwent Archives Aug 22
Just one week 'til the closing date! The Torfaen/Newport Cohort will be hosted by ourselves, and . Gain experience in the heritage sector for 12 months while working towards a qualification.
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Gwent Archives Aug 21
For today's post we have records for T Edwards, of Ebbw Vale. Those local to Ebbw Vale may be more familiar with the building when it was known as 'Daniels.' For more info, visit (References - Adverts D2235/2/16 and photograph D3917 c.1902)
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Gwent Archives Aug 19
Today is ! Here we have a selection of photos from the Drew-Smith family album. Unfortunately, we don't know the names of any individuals or dates for the photographs. Ref: D1078/283a
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Gwent Archives Aug 17
Today's post is this photograph of Llandegfedd Reservoir in 1972. (Ref: Pictorial/Panteg)
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Glamorgan Archives Aug 15
Have you thought about a career in archives, museums, castles or cultural venues? If so, the Project could be right up your street. Find out more – including how to apply – here:
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The Attic Project Remiscence Aug 8
We will be at Newport Library next Wednesday between 11-2 to tell you more about how you can volunteer for The Attic Project, why not drop by and sign up?
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Gwent Archives Aug 8
Today is , and sadly we don't have nearly enough cats in our collections. However, we do have this tiny Diary/Calendar from 1938, that was sold in aid of Dyffryn Schools' Xmas Funds. (Ref: D6483)
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Gwent Archives Aug 5
Did you know Ebbw Vale hosted the Eisteddfodd in July 1958? Here we have Mrs Marjorie Edwards, Mr Emyr Jones (general secretary), Mr Ivor George (ticket secretary) and Miss Millington in the Esiteddfod ticket office. (Ref: Pictorial/Ebbw Vale Acc.5921)
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Gwent Archives Aug 5
Visit Gwent Archives on a Saturday! You will have all the help and guidance from our staff throughout the week – just on a different day! Our opening hours for Saturdays are 10.00am until 4.00pm and the next opening will be on the 10th of August.
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Gwent Archives Aug 1
Our upcoming events for August - a Past & Present Walk at Pontypool, "Discover...Newport" at the Archives & family history drop-in sessions at Gilwern (27th) & Usk (29th) Libraries. See posters for more info or contact the relevant library to book a session with an Archivist.
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Gwent Archives Aug 1
Thank you to everyone who came to our Past and Present Walk in Blackwood yesterday. Below is a night time photograph of Blackwood High Street taken c.1930 and what the street looks like today. Ref: D4415/29
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Gwent Archives Jul 30
Today's post is of the Black Lion Hotel, Brynmawr. Taken from the Messrs. Webbs (Aberbeeg) Ltd. Brewers collection. We are unsure of the exact date of this photograph. Today it is known as The Talisman. Ref: D886/101
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Gwent Archives Jul 26
Today's post is a photograph of the opening of playground bridge at Crosskeys, c.1940. Can you tell us anything about it? (Ref: Pictorial/Risca6)
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Our Living Levels Jul 26
Discover some fascinating stories and amazing as our oral project, 'Life on the Levels' reveals all at St. Bridgets Church St. Brides next Saturday August 3rd 12-3pm. Bring you own along too! Please RT
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Gwent Archives Jul 24
Have you thought about a career in archives, museums and cultural venues? If so, the Cultural Ambition Project could be for you. For more information, including how to apply, please visit
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The Attic Project Remiscence Jul 24
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Gwent Archives Jul 23
Replying to @JanetWademan
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Gwent Archives Jul 23
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