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Friday, March 24, 2017

FINDING OUT ABOUT THE ROMAN POSTAL SYSTEM

The Friends of the Carmarthenshire County Museum is continuing a series of Gallery Talks on the first Saturday of the month. This month’s talk was...

Llanelli and the Great War

CETMA are pleased to announce that they have £8000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for their Llanelli and the Great War project. Awarded through...

First glimpse of complete 1840s tithe map of Wales

An image has been released by the Cynefin project showing progress of how the historic tithe maps of Wales will be linked together to...

Guildhall will soon have been visited by a saint

Swansea's Guildhall can very soon lay claim to having been visited by a saint. Mother Teresa, who's being canonised by Pope Francis in Rome on...

Battle of the Somme to be commemorated at Swansea Museum

One of the bloodiest battles in the history of the world will be commemorated at Swansea Museum. The 100th anniversary of the Battle of the...

Cricket memories at St Helen’s celebrated with blue plaque

It was the ground where West Indies legend Sir Garry Sobers hit an historic six sixes in an over in 1968. Now the contribution St...

Plas Llanelly House Commemorates Centenary of the Battle of the Somme

  On the 1 July 1916, 19240 men lost their lives in the first 4 hours of the Battle of the Somme, a number that...

Comitatus steals the show at Carmarthen Park.

Comitatus, one of Britain’s finest Roman re-enactment groups, returned to Carmarthen on Saturday with spectacular results. The free event saw two calvary displays and a...

The Roman cavalry have returned to Carmarthen!

The Romans are returning to Carmarthen to put on an exciting cavalry display!   Comitatus, one of Britain’s finest Roman re-enactment groups, is back in town...

First Minister pays tribute to the brave Welsh soldiers that fought...

A national service of remembrance will be held later today on the Somme frontline in honour of the 4,000 Welsh soldiers who died or...

‘Pembrokeshire Remembers’ At Scolton Manor

Scolton Manor will be hosting a series of special exhibitions this summer to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. The infamous battle...

Poet and political activist to be honoured with blue plaque

A poet, literary critic and political activist will be honoured with a blue plaque in Swansea later this summer. Swansea Council has confirmed that the...

Historical sign sparks hunt for 1929 apprentice

The hunt is on for news of an artistic apprentice who created a sign saved during the demolition of the old YGG Lôn Las...

WALES’ RURAL PAST REVEALED IN BRITAIN ON FILM: RURAL LIFE

The BFI has announced, Rural Life, the release online of over 750 films from 1900 to 1999, many unseen since they were first shown....

100 years since one of the biggest battles in Wales’ history

The centenary of the Battle of the Somme - one of the most important and biggest battles in the history of Wales and of...

For Sale: Ideal project for a sailing historian!

Do you have plenty of spare time? Lots of space and a few million pound lying around?  If you said yes, then perhaps you...

Welsh Words that made it into English

Did you know that some commonly used English words are actually Welsh? I didn’t till now, so let’s have a look! Avon from Welsh afon; Cornish avon Coracle from corwgl. But...

Medals associated with the Battle of Waterloo accepted for the nation

More than seventy precious artefacts, including a rare surviving group of medals and insignia associated with a key participant of the Battle of Waterloo,...

Railway Goods Shed project embarks on a new wave of public...

The team behind the ambitious Llanelli Railway Goods Shed project has embarked on a new wave of public consultation events. The programme kicked off with...

Blue plaque unveiled for heroic Mumbles sisters

A BLUE plaque has been unveiled to commemorate the bravery of two Mumbles sisters. Swansea Council has put up the plaque to honour the memory...

Yeomanry mark Last Invasion date

Pembrokeshire County Council Chairman, Wynne Evans, has hosted a reception for members of the Pembroke Yeomanry Trust. Held in County Hall, Haverfordwest, on Monday evening,...

South Wales Police remembers the Three Nights Blitz on Swansea

On the 75th Anniversary of the Three Nights Blitz South Wales Police is remembering the role played by one of its predecessor forces, the...

Over £100,000 for Wales’ ancient monuments

Ancient monuments across Wales will benefit from over £100,000 Welsh Government funding to restore and protect them for future generations. Wales’ historic environment, which includes...

Call to share memories of 1940s food aid packages

From Olde English plum pudding to tinned turkey and packs of raisins, people are being asked for their memories of American food aid packages...

Nostalgic Swansea video clips go viral

Nostalgic video clips of Swansea city centre have gone viral across the world. The historic clips, uploaded to social media by Swansea Council staff at...

Poet Guto Dafydd turns heads with the untold story of the...

21.07.2015 Mathew Rees Contact Phone 029 20 741 214 Press Article    Poet Guto Dafydd turns heads with the untold story of the Eisteddfod's bardic crown Ever since Hedd Wyn's...

Guto a’r goron: bardd ar dramp i ganfod mwy am hanes...

21.07.2015 Mathew Rees Cyswllt Ffôn 029 2074 121 Erthygl i'r Wasg   Guto a'r goron: bardd ar dramp i ganfod mwy am hanes coron yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Fyth ers i...

Students view work of archives

A group of older students have been learning about the County's wealth of historic documents. Cardigan U3A (University of the Third Age) visited Pembrokeshire County...

New Exhibit on track for Mining Museum

Visitors to Cefn Coed Colliery Museum can now enjoy a new working exhibit with the attraction now open for Summer. The museum’s smaller 1978 Hunslet...

Enjoy a night at historic Swansea Museum

AN EGYPTIAN Mummy will soon come back to life at Swansea Museum if a Hollywood storyline comes true. The mummy, identified as Hor, will be...

Blue plaque unveiling by Lord Kinnock.

On a very wet and windy Friday, 13th February 2015, Lord Kinnock , former leader of the Labour Party did us the honour of...

Railway plans on track

LLANELLI and Mynydd Mawr Railway is progressing with plans for a heritage centre plus demonstration steam and diesel railway. The long...

Llanelli Railway Station Revamp

The Friends of Llanelli Railway Station is being formed as a constituted group and is calling for volunteers to join them in revamping our...

Wales to remember First World War key events in 2015

Key moments in Wales’ history during the First World War, including the Gallipoli Campaign, will play an important part in the events planned this...

Goods Shed Open Day

by Robert Lloyd The first Open Day at Llanelli’s ambitious Goods Shed project was a huge success. St Barnabas Hall was...

Deputy Minister outlines first Wales-only plans to protect our past

Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates, today outlined plans for the first Wales-only legislation to better protect and care for our...

Second phase repairs start at Llanelli Town Hall

Llanelli Town Hall is to be scaffolded for at least six months while the second phase of essential repairs are carried out. ...

Poet brought back to life

Carmarthen Library is helping people combat the January blues by celebrating the life and work of iconic Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. ...

Get a Christmas picture at Llanelli Market to celebrate Llanelly House’s...

COME along to Llanelli Market on Thursday (December 18) for some festive fun. Shoppers will be able to have their picture...

Welsh heroes of the Arctic fleet to receive Ushakov medals

Over the next two days, 78 prestigious Russian Ushakov naval medals are being presented to Welsh veterans who served in the Arctic convoys of...

Police are committed to stopping the flow of funds to terrorist...

In the fight against terrorism police are working tirelessly to stop the flow of funds that terrorist organisations depend upon. As police continue to...

Exciting new Heritage projects

RDP Sir Gâr’s Landscape and Heritage Grant continues to develop exciting new heritage projects in the county. Recent community organisations to...

Ministers attend the opening of the Welsh Field of Remembrance

First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones and the Minister for Public Services, Leighton Andrews will attend the opening of the Welsh Field of Remembrance...

Let the castles speak for Wales

LET the castles talk to boost Wales’s tourist industry. That was the suggestion of Carmarthenshire executive board member for regeneration and...

Carmarthen Town Council App

Carmarthen Town Council has followed up the recently installed interpretation materials with an audio trail of the town, puzzles for children and new information...

Castles and Princes, Wales greatest story

Tourists to south and west Wales castles will have their imaginations stirred thanks to new visitor experiences that tell the story of the Princes...

Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative

The Chair of Carmarthenshire County Council has played host to winners of the Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative. Cllr Daff Davies welcomed...

Beeching’s axed line comes steaming back

SPECTACULAR Carmarthenshire views not seen by the travelling public for 50 years have come steaming back thanks to Gwili Railway enthusiasts. ...

Free family history service more accessible

Carmarthenshire archives and two libraries have joined forces to provide a free family history service. It follows an increasing interest nationwide...

Repairs will bring Llanelli town hall back to health

Specialist contractors have been brought in to repair Llanelli’s grade II listed Town Hall. The building, designed by William Griffiths in...

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