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The official county archive for the former counties of Gwent and Monmouthshire.
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Thank you for having us! It was lovely working with you all and we hope to see you again soon. RP
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Gwent Archives Oct 12
Join us at Gwent Archives on Wednesday 17th October from 10-12 a.m. for a coffee morning. We are supporting Turn the Town Pink this October (Aneurin Bevan University Health Board), in aid of the new Breast Care “Centre of Excellence” at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr.
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Gwent Archives Oct 10
Thank you to all the societies and speakers that contributed towards the day. We hope that everyone who was able to attend had a great day, and we thank you all for your support. 2/2
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Gwent Archives Oct 10
Last week, we were remembering the Great War of 1914-1918. Thank you to for hosting us. Thank you to , & for opening the event. Thank you to and for their performances. 1/2
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Gwent Archives Oct 9
Thank you for visiting! It was great having you here and we hope you all had a lovely time.
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Gwent Archives Oct 3
Today Gwent Archives will be at the Congress Theatre, Cwmbran, 10am - 4pm. We will be remembering the First World War and the life of Private William O'Brien. The event is free and open to everyone, so why not come and join us?
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Gwent Archives Oct 2
Don't forget Gwent Archives will be closed tomorrow, but you can find us at the Congress Theatre, Cwmbran, 10am - 4pm. There will be a number of activities on throughout the day & are listed in the programme here . We hope that you'll be able to join us.
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Gwent Archives Oct 1
We have a feast of food related documents to mark British Food Fortnight, 22nd Sept to 7th Oct. Today's post is a shooting card from Lord Llangattock's visit to Thirkleby Hall in North Yorkshire in 1893 (Ref: D361/E/7/12). For more info, visit
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HARG Oct 1
Exciting news! Clare Jeremy blogs about the project '“A Penny in the Pound” to “Free at the Point of Delivery”: Cataloguing the pre- and post-1948 hospital records of Monmouthshire’
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Gwent Archives Sep 28
We have a feast of food related documents to mark British Food Fortnight, 22nd Sept to 7th Oct. Today’s post is this list of produce for Tomlinson, grocer, cheesemonger and oilman, dated pre-1807. For more info, visit
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Gwent Archives Sep 26
Cheap and nutritious food for cottagers’ families was published by The Society for the Improvement of the Condition of the Labouring Classes (D25/1567). Recipes include ox tongue soup, bullock’s heart soup and barley broth. For more info, visit
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Torfaen Council Sep 24
Gwent Archives is running a special event to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. The event will examine the war through the eyes of local solider Private William O’Brien. There will also be stalls, history displays and refreshments.
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Gwent Archives Sep 24
We have a feast of food related documents from our archive to celebrate British Food Fortnight, taking place between 22nd Sept and 7th Oct. We’ll be kicking things off with school dinners from Crosskeys Junior School in 1968. For more info, visit
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Gwent Archives Sep 22
On Sat 29th Sept, we'll be at the Newport Wetlands Centre for the Living Levels History Day. Why not come along and find out more about the Gwent Levels?
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Gwent Archives Sep 21
Another post in our series on the Spanish Influenza Epidemic. Today’s post used the school logbooks of Cwmffrwdoer Boys School (CEA57/05) and is about one of their teachers, Miss Irene Richards and her sister, Olive. For more info, please visit
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Gwent Archives Sep 21
The event is open to the public - please feel free to drop in!
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Gwent Archives Sep 19
Agorodd Ysbyty newydd Trefynwy yn 1903. Ewch at flog ein prosiect i weld cynlluniau arfaethedig y pensaer ar gyfer yr ysbyty a llun o’r swyddogion meddygol cyntaf!
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Gwent Archives Sep 19
The new Monmouth Hospital opened in 1903. Visit our project blog to see the architect’s proposed plans for the hospital and a photograph of its first medical officers!
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Gwent Archives Sep 16
Today is Owain Glyndŵr Day . At Abergavenny in 1404, legend has it that he and his army were let through one of the town’s gate by a sympathiser. They went on to attack and burn Abergavenny castle and much of the town to the ground.
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Gwent Archives Sep 14
Thank you for having us and we hope everyone enjoyed! We hope to see you all again soon. RP
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