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100 years ago this month – submarine attacks in Welsh waters

February 10, 2017

On 1 February 1917 Germany declared a renewal of 'unrestricted submarine warfare' in a last ferocious attempt to force an end to the First World War. Almost imm ...

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The Inventory of Historic Battlefields in Wales

February 3, 2017

The National Library of Wales lunchtime talk by Scott Lloyd, Introducing ‘The Inventory of Historic Battlefields in Wales’. The Royal Commission on the ...

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Job Vacancy: Place Names Officer

February 1, 2017

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales is looking to recruit a new permanent full time member of staff to work on a new Welsh Pla ...

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Royal Commission Archive & Library Bulletin of Newly Catalogued Material – January 2017

February 1, 2017

Welcome to the latest monthly edition of the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) Archives and Library Bulletin which lists all newly catalogued material. ...

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Rocket Discovery at the Cliff Hotel, Gwbert

January 26, 2017

Recently, as I was waiting to start a presentation on historical aerial photography at a hotel near Cardigan, I spotted an object placed on a hall-stand, and re ...

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One Month To Go: Register Your Place At Digital Past 2017 Now…

January 19, 2017

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales invites you to attend: Digital Past 2017: New technologies in heritage, interpretati ...

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Job Vacancies – Two Full-time Posts

January 18, 2017

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales is looking to recruit 2 posts for an exciting new European Funded Project CHERISH – ...

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The Royal Commission leads on new €4m EU funded project

January 12, 2017

The Royal Commission leads on new €4m EU funded project supporting collaboration on coastal and heritage sites in Wales and Ireland The Royal Commission, i ...

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Royal Commission Archive & Library Bulletin of Newly Catalogued Material – December 2016

January 3, 2017

Welcome to the latest monthly edition of the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) Archives and Library Bulletin which lists all newly catalogued material. ...

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Let it snow – Winter Archaeology and Landscape

December 19, 2016

Snow offers a rare opportunity for seeing and recording sites in the Welsh landscape which, when covered by a blanket of snow, provide immaculate conditions for ...

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Islands of Wales: Discovering the Archaeology of Skomer and Grassholm Now available on Periscope

December 9, 2016

LIVE on #Periscope: Islands of Wales: Discovering the Archaeology of Skomer and Grassholm @NLWales https://t.co/dOrc2YFI2v — CBHC / RCAHMW (@RCAHMWales) De ...

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Fragmentary walls survive from an early settlement excavated in 1972, now surrounded by gannet nests

Royal Commission Christmas Lecture ─ Islands of Wales: Discovering the archaeology of Skomer and Grassholm by Louise Barker

December 2, 2016

Both Skomer and Grassholm are highly protected landscapes, managed largely for the benefits of their internationally renowned populations of breeding seabirds, ...

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Royal Commission Archive & Library Bulletin of Newly Catalogued Material – November 2016

December 1, 2016

Welcome to the latest monthly edition of the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) Archives and Library Bulletin which lists all newly catalogued material. ...

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How a trip to ‘Explore your Archive’ led to being a volunteer at the RCAHMW

November 25, 2016

Trying to find out the history of the house we moved to in Corris Uchaf via a course on house history, led me to an ‘Explore your Archive’ event held by ...

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Being a volunteer at the RCAHMW

November 24, 2016

Anything to do with archaeology is full of surprises, and being a volunteer at the Royal Commission is no exception.  Humble tasks, such as identifying duplica ...

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Historic plans donated to Royal Commission

November 23, 2016

The Royal Commission’s successful move to the National Library of Wales has been marked by a generous gift of historic plans from supporters of the enterprisi ...

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Ordnance Survey Scribblings – Explore Your Archives

November 22, 2016

Since the early days of cartography, those working on the maps have often hidden signatures or symbols within the complex lines and lettering. The Royal Comm ...

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Explore Your Archives – The History of Your House

November 8, 2016

23 November, Explore Your Archives: A full day of events and an opportunity to learn more about the History of your House with the Royal Commission and the Nati ...

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Registration for Digital Past 2017 is now open!

November 7, 2016

Registration is open! Registration for Digital Past 2017 is now open and, as spaces are limited, early booking is advised. Buy Tickets Delegate tic ...

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3D Model of Melingriffith Water Pump: produced by Roger John

November 3, 2016

This beautiful model of Melingriffith Water Pump was designed, and produced, on a 3D printer by Roger John. Exhibited at the annual Conference of Industrial Arc ...

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RCAHMW Colour transparency of Carreghofa Locks on Montgomeryshire Canal.

Royal Commission Archive & Library Bulletin of Newly Catalogued Material – October 2016

November 1, 2016

Welcome to the latest monthly edition of the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) Archives and Library Bulletin which lists all newly catalogued material. ...

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Life at the Edge of Wales: The Archaeology of Grassholm Island

October 25, 2016

The uninhabited rocky island of Grassholm lies 15 kilometres west of the Marloes peninsula in south Pembrokeshire. It is remote and exposed, surrounded by diffi ...

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Aberfan RAF vertical aerial photograph from the Royal Commission’s archive

Aberfan Remembered: a Terrible Twist of Fate

October 17, 2016

A village war memorial in a South Wales valley has almost 150 names of those who died in the First World War. This is an extremely high figure for a small minin ...

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Black History Month: Commemorating WWI West African Merchant Seamen

October 11, 2016

West African crew members were among the dead when the Falaba and Apapa ships were torpedoed off the Welsh coast during the First World War. The Falaba was s ...

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Digital Past 2017: Call for Contributions

October 7, 2016

New technologies in heritage, interpretation and outreach. 15 and 16 February 2017, The Riverfront, Newport Call for contributions We are seeking ...

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Commissioners’ Open Business Meeting, Thursday 20 October 2016

October 5, 2016

The Commissioners appointed by the Crown to oversee the work of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales will hold a meeting in pub ...

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Thousands of new aerial views of Welsh heritage launched online

October 4, 2016

Wales has an extraordinary and diverse heritage, dating from prehistoric times to the present day. Each year the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical ...

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Royal Commission Archive & Library Bulletin of Newly Catalogued Material – September 2016

September 30, 2016

Welcome to the latest monthly edition of the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) Archives and Library Bulletin which lists all newly catalogued material. ...

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International Maritime Day

Shipping – indispensable to the world!

September 29, 2016

Today is World Maritime Day – a day set aside to celebrate the industry which quietly and efficiently, day and night, keeps the people of the world fed, clot ...

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Annual Report 2015-16

September 26, 2016

The latest edition of the Royal Commission’s Annual Report is now available to download from our website. ...

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The letters CRVE can be clearly seen among the trees of the Brechfa Forest, Wales

Letters in the forest

September 19, 2016

Our Ordnance Survey vertical aerial photography collections comprises 9 inch x 9 inch prints, and 20 inch x 20 inch enlargements. They reveal an amazing level o ...

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Appointment of Commissioners (Three Posts)

September 15, 2016

          Can you help us to deliver the best possible historic environment services for the people of Wales? The Royal Commission on ...

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The Archaeology of Upland Gwent

September 5, 2016

  14 September, 2016 Location: National Library of Wales at 13:15 p.m. Frank Olding Heritage Officer for Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council ...

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Royal Commission Open Day 2016

Royal Commission – Open Day

September 2, 2016

Open Day Thursday 8 September, 2016 10:00 - 17:00 at Royal Commission, Penglais Road, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3BU. The Royal Commission is opening ...

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Face to face with Welsh mariners who served during the Great War

September 1, 2016

Recently, the Royal Commission’s Maritime Officer, Deanna Groom,  had the privilege of reviewing a sample of the early record cards of the Central Index Regi ...

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Royal Commission Archive & Library Bulletin of Newly Catalogued Material – August 2016

August 31, 2016

Welcome to the latest monthly edition of the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) Archives and Library Bulletin which lists all newly catalogued material. ...

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Medwyn explaining the finer details of a vertical aerial photographic views of Aberystwyth

Aerial Photographs with Medwyn

August 30, 2016

As part of our ongoing commitment to the enhancement of our customer service provision we are delighted to announce that Medwyn Parry, our aerial photographic s ...

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May family, Raglan Castle gatehouse, by Francis Frith 1855

Great-great Grandparents in 3D!

August 16, 2016

Very few people can say that they’ve seen a three-dimensional image of their great-great grandparents, but this is the case for Rod Primrose of Melbourne, Aus ...

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Field and Farm

August 12, 2016

Rural Wales is governed by the cycles of the farming year: from winter sowing and spring lambing to the cutting of silage and the summer harvest. In places hous ...

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PRESS RELEASE – Announcing the publication of an attractive new book about the archaeology and history of Gwent

August 3, 2016

Thursday 4 August will see the launch of The Archaeology of Upland Gwent expertly written by the Chair of this year’s Eisteddfod, Frank Olding in Y Lle Hanes ...

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Royal Commission Archive & Library Bulletin of Newly Catalogued Material – July 2016

August 1, 2016

Welcome to the latest monthly edition of the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) Archives and Library Bulletin which lists all newly catalogued material. ...

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Cymru o’r awyr: Casgliad awyrluniau o 1918 hyd heddiw

July 26, 2016

On Tuesday, 2 August, Medwyn Parry from the Royal Commission will be giving a talk Cymru o’r awyr: Casgliad awyrluniau o 1918 hyd heddiw in Pabell y Cymdeith ...

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The Winners! The Royal Commission and David Gwyn with award presenters Julian Richards (far left) and Bettany Hughes (far right).

Welsh Slate wins Best Book at the British Archaeological Awards 2016

July 19, 2016

Archaeologists have announced the winners of this year’s British Archaeological Awards showcasing archaeology discoveries up and down the country that rev ...

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Welsh Slate wins Best Archaeological Book at the British Archaeological Awards 2016

July 15, 2016

Further celebrations for Wales this week as Royal Commission publication Welsh Slate – Archaeology and History of an Industry wins the British Archaeological ...

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The launch of our New Website

July 7, 2016

Following the move to our new premises in the National Library of Wales, the Royal Commission is improving its online services. Coflein has already been rel ...

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Re-opening of our Library and Search Room

July 5, 2016

Following the Royal Commission’s successful relocation to new premises at the National Library of Wales we are pleased to announce that the new Library and Se ...

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New Coflein Goes Live Today

July 5, 2016

Alongside the move to our new premises, the Royal Commissionis also going through a process of improving our online services, and the first of these improve ...

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National Monuments Record of Wales Archives and Library Bulletin – June 2016

July 5, 2016

Welcome to the latest monthly edition of the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) Archives and Library Bulletin which lists all newly catalogued material. ...

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Job Vacancy – Enquiries & Library Assistant

June 28, 2016

The Royal Commission has a job vacancy for a full time Enquiries and Library Assistant. The ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh and English is ...

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Louise Barker (pointing) working with the Skomer Visitor Officer and volunteers from the Wildlife Trust for South and West Wales on a recent visit to Skomer Island

Interpreting and visiting the archaeology of Skomer Island

June 14, 2016

The archaeology of Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, is exceptionally well preserved. Across the island remains of boulder-built boundaries, neat stone walls and th ...

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Centenary of the Nissen Hut

June 8, 2016

One of the world’s most recognisable military structures is the humble half-cylindrical Nissen Hut. The simple design was developed by Canadian-American Capta ...

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Welsh Slate at the Hay Festival

June 6, 2016

The Royal Commission’s latest publication Welsh Slate: Archaeology and History of an Industry was featured at this year’s Hay Festival with author David Gwy ...

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Royal Commission’s Book on Welsh Slate Industry Shortlisted for 2016 British Archaeological Awards

June 3, 2016

Judges have today released the shortlist for this year’s British Archaeological Awards showcasing the very latest discoveries and innovations in archaeolo ...

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An aeroplane on the beach! Ynyslas, June 1940

June 1, 2016

During summer 2012, RCAHMW staff recorded a series of interviews with people who had a direct connection to the former rocket development site at Ynyslas, Cered ...

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Award for Welsh Slate: Archaeology and History of an Industry

May 10, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Dr David Gwyn, as author ofRoyal Commission publication Welsh Slate: Archaeology and History of an Industry, has been given the ...

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Royal Commission gains Heritage Lottery Fund approval for the development of ‘The Forgotten U-boat War around the Welsh Coast’ Project

May 9, 2016

The Royal Commission, in partnership with Bangor University and the Nautical Archaeology Society, have been given a grant to pursue the development of a new Gre ...

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National Monuments Record of Wales Archives and Library Bulletin – April 2016

May 1, 2016

Welcome to the latest monthly edition of the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) Archives and Library Bulletin which lists all newly catalogued material. ...

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Powys War Memorials Project: Free Photography Competition 2016

April 28, 2016

There are 2590 recorded war memorials in Wales ranging from free-standing monuments and sculptural masterpieces to simple plaques in chapels, churches, schools, ...

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View of the Cefn Gelligaer Inscribed Stone from the south east - National Monuments Record of Wales

Big Welsh Walk— Gelligaer Common: An Archaeological Treasure House 14 May, 11am—3pm

April 13, 2016

Gelligaer Common is one of the most remarkable archaeological landscapes in Wales and features in the Royal Commission’s forthcoming bi-lingual publication,  ...

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National Monuments Record of Wales Archives and Library Bulletin – March 2016

March 31, 2016

Welcome to the latest monthly edition of the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) Archives and Library Bulletin which lists all newly catalogued material. ...

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Ordnance Survey Large Print Collection

March 22, 2016

This is the first blog requesting assistance to identify the location of one of our Ordnance Survey large prints for 2016. The photograph is of a rural area, ...

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The Crawford Collection

March 17, 2016

One of our small, but important collections of aerial photographs are annotated “CRAWFORD A.P.” on the reverse side of the prints. Osbert Guy Stanhope Cr ...

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Aerial Archaeology in winter – sunshine and rainbows over Anglesey

March 16, 2016

Low winter sunlight, combined with low vegetation and bare woodland, is a rare time for the aerial archaeologist hunting for earthwork archaeology and unrecorde ...

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Opportunities

Foundation Apprentice: Office Administration

March 14, 2016

Opening Date: 14 March 2016 Closing Date: 28 March 2016 Location: Aberystwyth Job Description: Apprentice Scheme 2016 The Royal Commission is a Welsh Go ...

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What The RAF Flight Codes Can Reveal

March 11, 2016

The extensive collection of RAF aerial photographs held by the Royal Commission include vertical and low-level oblique views of Wales. The identification flight ...

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Shaping the Nation – The National Library of Wales, 27.05.16, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

March 9, 2016

A day symposium to explore the role of maps in creating nations and national identity. Speakers representing Queen’s University Belfast, The Royal Collection, ...

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Fishing News

Confirmation of identity of lost Admiralty Trawler

March 8, 2016

First published in 1913, the long running news weekly of the fishing industry has helped to untangle the identify of a steam drifter, which was lost whilst task ...

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Pre WWII Aerial Views of St David’s Area

March 1, 2016

As part of its historical aerial photographic archive, the Royal Commission holds a small collection of 63 of low-level oblique aerial photographs of the St Dav ...

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National Monuments Record of Wales Archives and Library Bulletin – February 2016

February 29, 2016

Welcome to the latest monthly edition of the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) Archives and Library Bulletin which lists all newly catalogued material. ...

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Excavations on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire

February 25, 2016

On Friday, 4 March 2016, Dr Toby Driver FSA of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales will give a talk to the Pembrokeshire Histo ...

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The Three Nights Blitz by J.R. Alban and Eye of the Eagle by Nigel A. Robbins copies held by the Royal Commission’s library

British Aerofilms Photo Used By Luftwaffe In February 1941 Bombing Raid Of Swansea

February 19, 2016

Between 19 and 21 of February 1941 Swansea docks were the target of a sustained bombing by the Luftwaffe. A large portion of the centre of Swansea was very badl ...

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Visitor to Ynyslas provides New Information about the former “Top Secret” Rocket Establishment

February 17, 2016

Seventy years ago today, on 17 February 1946, the wartime adventures of an 8 year-old girl whose father served at the Ministry of Supply Experimental Establishm ...

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A Bill To Make History – Legislation To Protect Wales’ Past To Become Law

February 10, 2016

The first Wales-only legislation to improve the protection and management of Wales’ unique historic environment has today been passed by the National Assembly ...

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Digital Past 2016: Gigapixel Photography

February 8, 2016

A Gigapixel image is one comprising of billions of pixels, enabling you to view detail without the degradation you would see in a normal photograph. Current tec ...

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Gigapixel Photography – An Introductory Guide To The Photography, The Creation Of Panoramas And Interactive Virtual Tours

February 8, 2016

The Royal Commission has been trialing the use of Gigapixel photography to present and virtually interact with sites and landscapes across Wales. Our biggest pr ...

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Digital Past 2016: Cynefin Is An Innovative Project To Digitise All The Tithe Maps Of Wales

February 5, 2016

Cynefin is an innovative project to digitise all the tithe maps of Wales. It is funded mainly by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and is run by Archives Wales. Most o ...

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View of Castell Coch photographed in 1952.

Castell Coch Celebrates 125 Years In Pictures

February 3, 2016

2016 marks Castell Coch’s 125th anniversary year and to celebrate, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service (Cadw) has released an archived suite ...

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RCAHMW Guidelines for Digital Archaeological Archives – A Sustainable Approach to Digital Preservation

February 2, 2016

The RCAHMW’s National Monuments Record (NMR) is Wales’ public archive of records relating to the historic environment, and is the national home for digital ...

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Submission for Inspirational Archives: Rachel Auckland, ‘Where The Story Begins’

National Monuments Record of Wales Archives and Library Bulletin – January 2016

February 1, 2016

Welcome to the latest monthly edition of the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) Archives and Library Bulletin which lists all newly catalogued material. ...

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National Monuments Record of Wales Archives and Library Bulletin – December 2015

January 4, 2016

Welcome to the latest monthly edition of the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) Archives and Library Bulletin which lists all newly catalogued material. ...

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Local Borth seaman, Richard Davies, of the Royal Naval Reserve, was one of the trawler crewmen who crossed to the VAN STIRUM

One Hundred Years Ago This Christmas Day…

December 23, 2015

… four crewmen belonging to a Royal Naval Auxiliary Fleet trawler were fighting their way through heavy seas in a small boat to reach the stricken VAN STIRUM ...

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Detail of Sir John Rhŷs from Commissioners group, 1913. NPRN: 54624.

Sir John Rhŷs and the Royal Commission (1840—1915): the “greatest Welsh scholar of our time”

December 17, 2015

Today, 17 December, 2015, marks the centenary of the death of Syr John Rhŷs, the great Celtic scholar and philologist. He was born on 21 June 1840 at Aberceiro ...

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National Monuments Record of Wales Archives and Library Bulletin – November 2015

December 2, 2015

Welcome to the latest monthly edition of the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) Archives and Library Bulletin which lists all newly catalogued material. ...

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Models Inspired by Local North Wales Scenes

November 4, 2015

Whilst we were researching material for our Explore Your Archives Open Day on the 18 November, we were sent these lovely images, very kindly donated to us by Da ...

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Horeb Sunday School, Carmarthenshire. NPRN: 12650 DS2015_208_002 (C.611197)

National Monuments Record of Wales Archives and Library Bulletin – October 2015

October 30, 2015

Welcome to the latest monthly edition of the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) Archives and Library Bulletin which lists all newly catalogued material. ...

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Exploring the Wreck of the ROYAL CHARTER with Cotswold Archaeology

October 26, 2015

Recent accessions to the Royal Commission’s Digital Collections include a series of short video clips of the 2014 exploration of the famous Anglesey wreck by ...

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Inspirational Archives: Come and be inspired by the Royal Commission’s archives 18 November, 12pm–7pm

October 22, 2015

As part of this year’s Explore your Archives campaign, the Royal Commission will be hosting Inspirational Archives: a programme of events designed to stimulat ...

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National Monuments Record of Wales Archives and Library Bulletin – September 2015

October 1, 2015

Welcome to the latest monthly edition of the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) Archives and Library Bulletin which lists all newly catalogued material. ...

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National Monuments Record of Wales Archives and Library Bulletin – August 2015

September 1, 2015

Welcome to the latest monthly edition of the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) Archives and Library Bulletin which lists all newly catalogued material. ...

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Cilgant Maesderwen, Pontypool (2010).
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Researching your House History

August 26, 2015

House History The National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) holds a wealth of information relating to domestic properties, which can help provide historical an ...

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Maps at the National Monuments Record of Wales

August 19, 2015

Uses Maps held in the National Monuments Record of Wales are available for consultation by researchers. In addition, Ordnance Survey 25’’-inch and 6’’- ...

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During his first cruise in homes water, April–August 1915, Max Valentiner and U38 accounted for five trawlers, three sailing vessel and 22 merchant ships. Valentiner would go on to become the third most successful u-boat commander of the Great War (144 vessels sunk, six damaged and three taken as prizes).

One Hundred Years Ago Today…

August 17, 2015

… Max Valentiner, one of the ablest and most ruthless commanders in the German submarine service, brought U38 to the narrowing of the shipping lanes in St Geo ...

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National Monuments Record of Wales

August 12, 2015

The archive of the built heritage of Wales More than a century of surveying, recording and collecting has created a unique archive that documents the changing ...

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Guided walk of the trees stumps and peat exposed at Borth

Wonders of Borth Submerged Forest Explained by Dr Martin Bates of University of Wales Trinity Saint David

August 6, 2015

On Sunday 2 August, Natural Resources Wales and University of Wales Trinity Saint David organised a guided walk of the trees stumps and peat exposed by low ...

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National Monuments Record of Wales Archives and Library Bulletin – July 2015

August 3, 2015

Welcome to the latest monthly edition of the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) Archives and Library Bulletin which lists all newly catalogued material. ...

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Kapitänleutnant Waldemar Kophamel, commander of U-35 from 3 November 1914 to 12 November 1915.
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One Hundred Years Ago This Week …

July 22, 2015

… the most successful German U-boat of the Great War had stealthily left Welsh waters and returned to base, leaving behind it a trail of sunken and damaged ve ...

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Huw Edwards Reopens Historic Ceredigion Chapel

July 9, 2015

This Friday, 10 July, Hen Gapel, Rhydowen, will re-open its doors to the public after undergoing a £153,000 restoration programme under the care of Addoldai Cy ...

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