Making the Link: Lloyd’s Casualty Returns and the National Monuments Record of Wales

On 17 September, 1pm, Dr Meilyr Powell will be speaking on ‘Making the Link: Lloyd’s Casualty Returns and the National Monuments Record of Wales’. This talk will be available in both English and Welsh on the Royal Commission’s Facebook page and Meilyr will be onhand during the afternoon to respond to any questions and comments. https://www.facebook.com/Royal-Commission-on-the-Ancient-and-Historical-Monuments-of-Wales-146120328739808/

The talk will then be available to view on the Royal Commission’s YouTube channel. A wide selection of our talks are already available to view on this channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHp_OWuWtBOaBe6zn99fwXA

Making the Link: Lloyd’s Casualty Returns and the National Monuments Record of Wales’ is a collaborative heritage project which seeks to enhance Welsh shipwreck records through the use of Lloyd’s Casualty Returns. The six-month collaborative project between Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales has so far added over 100 new shipwrecks to the Commission’s records, the National Monuments Record of Wales, in addition to enriching existing records with new information. The revamped online catalogue of Welsh shipwrecks will now include hyperlinks to the Casualty Returns, enabling users and researchers to seamlessly sift from one resource to another and to contextualise Welsh shipwrecks further in global terms. The project has also linked

with contemporary newspapers for many of the shipwrecks, ensuring that the Commission’s records include an additional avenue of research for users. By linking Lloyd’s Casualty Returns with the Royal Commission’s shipwreck records, the project enhances the visibility of both institutions and raises awareness of how much of our information on shipwrecks derive from these important documentary sources.

09/11/2020

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