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The Edward Hubbard Collection

Heritage of Wales News - Mon, 2014-11-17 09:36
Llanwddyn. The parish church of St. John in the distance, and the Powis Arms hotel to the right. The village contains the church, two chapels, a school, three public houses, and about forty private houses, all of which will be submerged.
The Edward Hubbard collection consists of images of the construction of dams over the rivers Elan and Vyrnwy, both huge engineering projects to provide water to Birmingham and Liverpool respectively.

The photographs in the Lake Vyrnwy album (C12624, 1880s) show not only the vast effort, and minimal machinery, involved in the construction but also views of Llanwddyn village street, with the inhabitants outside their houses looking at the photographer. It must have taken a while to set up the equipment and it would have been a relatively rare sight attracting much attention – very different from today’s realities of ubiquitous cameras and instantly uploaded images.

These evocative photos are captioned ‘Llanwddyn village –to be submerged’ and the like; a whole village about to vanish. The community was relocated – apparently without any controversy – to a replacement village built by the Liverpool Corporation on a more elevated site above the reservoir.

The last photo in the album depicts a group of engineers, ‘the boys of the old brigade’. All of them have beards; is this the men’s fashion of the day, or a sign of social class? And where in the social hierarchy of the day would an engineer be placed?

The Boys of the Old Brigade.The Vyrnwy Masonry Dam. North west end of wall in September, 1883. Material: Cyclopean masonry in Portland cement. Greatest thickness at base, 120 feet. Height of masonry above foundation when the photograph was taken, 35 feet.Foundation Rock of the Vyrnwy Masonry Dam. South west end of the trench as exposed in June, 1882.
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Rokeby Collection - Treasures From Our Archive

Heritage of Wales News - Fri, 2014-11-14 09:17
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The Reverend Hubert Denys Eddowes Rokeby collected a vast number of postcards covering all the stations and halts in the United Kingdom. Where he was unable to find postcards or pre-existing photographs, he took his own pictures capturing the state of the railways before the Beeching cuts in the 1960s.The NMRW holds the Welsh collection which consists of 9 albums, some including route maps showing where the lines ran.

Boncath Railway Station in 1958, on the Cardigan Extension of the Whitland and Cardigan Railway, DI2010_0366, C.442602, NPRN 410177Pont Llanio Station in 1937, on the former Manchester & Milford Railway DI2008_0706, C.431780, NPRN 41351

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Ordnance Survey Aerial Photography Collections - Treasures From Our Archive

Heritage of Wales News - Thu, 2014-11-13 09:31
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A large proportion of the Aerial Photographic Collections within the National Monuments Record of Wales comprises prints and negatives from the Ordnance Survey Aerial Mapping Programme. These vertical views date from between 1962 and 2009. Each individual frame on these very large rolls of film is in the region of 9” (23cm) square. Such a large format will capture an incredible level of detail on the ground.

Porthcawl, Glamorgan DI_21014_0440
The photograph above (DI_21014_0440) shows Porthcawl, Glamorgan. There is a light amount of traffic on the road, but there are many cars parked on the promenade. The tide is out – the boats in the harbour are lying on the mud, and the beach in the bottom-right shows a large expanse of exposed sand.

In the top-left corner of the photograph the counter shows this is frame number 123. In the black strip on the top of the frame, there are four small windows giving vital details about the image. On the left, the altimeter reads 6,170ft. The next window the spirit bubble for the azimuth indicator shows us that the aircraft is flying level. The calibrated clock tells us the photograph was taken at exactly 15 seconds past 10:55. In the last window, the date is the 5 of May 1993, with the unique film reference number 93-125.

In addition to showing an interesting ‘snapshot’ of past land-use patterns, it is possible for the historical aerial photography to be used for a variety of purposes, including archaeological investigation, locating boundaries and footpaths, planning issues, site morphology, etc.
The whole country was overflown and photographed to update the map coverage. Backup ground surveys and calibration by OS staff made this a very efficient and accurate method of recording the landscape.

These collections are accessible for viewing in our Search Room & Library during our normal opening hours. If you wish to consult the full range of any available aerial photographic cover an appointment is advisable.

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Malcolm Seaborne Collection - Treasures From Our Archive

Heritage of Wales News - Wed, 2014-11-12 08:59
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This collection includes black and white photographs, notes and drawings, and a range of copied material relating to schools and school-rooms throughout Wales. The information was gathered for his book ‘Schools in Wales 1500-1900’ (published 1992), and subsequently donated to our archive.  The black and white photographs, notes and drawings are an important record of school architecture:  some of the Victorian School buildings have been demolished; others have been altered and re-used as Community Centres and Branch Libraries, or converted to domestic use.

Old Grammar School, Usk  NPRN 410496 DI2010_0825National School, Llanengan NPRN 23226 DI2007_1560National School, Abergele NPRN 23348 DI2007_1561
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The Herbert L. North Collection - Treasures From Our Archive

Heritage of Wales News - Tue, 2014-11-11 09:32
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A notably attractive example of records from an architectural practice, the Herbert L. North Collection includes plans and drawings, with some photographs, of North’s designs for domestic buildings, churches, and public commissions such as schools. Based in North Wales from c.1900-1940, the North and Padmore partnership was founded by North, a well-known and respected architect working in the Arts and Crafts style. Many of the buildings illustrated in the collection can be seen today, particularly in the vicinity of Llanfairfechan, where the practice was based and North lived, though some of the designs were never executed. The records number over 200 individually catalogued items, nearly all of which have been digitised.

Plans and elevations of a proposed design for a house in The Close, Llanfairfechan, for the Right Hon. the Lord Olivier. Scale: eight feet to one inch; ink on paper, ND2/012, DI2010_1100. The house was never built.
Elevations and sections for Gyffin National School, ink and colour wash on paper, scale two feet to one inch, ND2/058, DI2005_1214.

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The Welsh School of Architecture Collection - Treasures From Our Archive

Heritage of Wales News - Mon, 2014-11-10 10:06
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The Welsh School of Architecture Collection consists of drawn student project work, with some supporting photographs, produced by trainee architects at the School in Cardiff, from the early 1960s until the late 1980s. Numbering approximately 5,000 individual items, the collection embraces detailed architectural surveys of all types of building, from civic and domestic structures to religious or industrial sites. About three quarters of the buildings depicted are in Wales, though some are elsewhere in the UK, and several are overseas, from Norway to Malaysia, reflecting the international composition of the student body and the worldwide significance of this Welsh institution.
Measured drawings of the south and west elevations of Rheola House, Resolven, produced by Judy Nuttall of the Welsh School of Architecture, dated 1976. NPRN19836, DI2009_0574, C.531052.Measured drawing showing interior detail at Capel Peniel, Tremadog, produced by  B.W. Davies, R.J.B Mallin and P.V.C. Treweeks of Welsh School of Architecture, February 1981. NPRN 7128, C. 25228.
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Treasures From Our Archive

Heritage of Wales News - Fri, 2014-11-07 10:31
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Did you know? The National Monuments Record of Wales (the Royal Commission’s public archive) holds:
Over 1 million photographic records
Over 330 cubic metres in archive storage space
Over 102,000 digital records, the majority of which are available online
Over 70,000 plans, drawings and other graphic images


The National Monuments Record of Wales:
More than a century of surveying, recording and collecting has created a unique archive that documents the changing face of the Welsh historic landscape. It includes material on all aspects of archaeological, architectural, ecclesiastical, industrial, defensive and maritime history.

Is this Wales’ first ‘selfie’? An example of one of the more unusual photographs in our archive: industrialist and keen amateur photographer, Isaac Hayley, used a mirrored wardrobe so that he could photograph his own reflection at Glan-brân mansion in Carmarthenshire around 1900.
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RAF Coastal Oblique Collection - Treasures From Our Archive

Heritage of Wales News - Fri, 2014-11-07 09:11
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The majority of the RAF historical aerial photographic collections (taken between 1945 and 1965) held within the NMR are ‘vertical’ views – taken from an aircraft flying at a high altitude, and the camera is looking straight down at the landscape below. However, there is a small collection of ‘oblique’ views – where the aircraft is flying at a fairly low altitude, and the camera is positioned to look out of the side of the aircraft and at an angle towards the ground.

During the latter part of the 1950s, the RAF undertook aerial photographic surveys of the coastal belt of the country. The resulting collection of images is a remarkable record of the landscape. When studied alongside similar modern views they can reveal subtle alterations in the environment, but also show how some things have hardly changed at all.

Aberystwyth 1959, DI2013_5004
Aberystwyth 2006, AP_2006_2559
The two photographs above are similar views of Aberystwyth Castle Point. The first is an RAF shot, dating from August 1959, and the colour view (AP_2006_2559) was taken by RCAHMW Aerial Photographic Staff in July 2006.

Prints from the RAF coastal oblique collection are currently undergoing a rolling programme of digitisation, and will be available on-line through Coflein.

These collections are accessible for viewing in our Search Room & Library during our normal opening hours. If you wish to consult the full range of any available aerial photographic cover an appointment is advisable.


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Porth Eirias Watersports Centre provides venue for 6th annual MOROL conference

Heritage of Wales News - Wed, 2014-11-05 16:24
The Royal Commission stand in the foyer of Porth Eirias Watersports Centre, where visitors had opportunities to pick up information leaflets and booklets such as Cadw’s ‘Caring for Coastal Heritage’.
On Saturday 1 November, the Royal Commission and Welsh Archaeological Trusts joined Welsh maritime history enthusiasts for the annual MOROL (Institute of Welsh Maritime Historical Studies) conference.  The foyer of the centre provided exhibition space for local organisations, such as the proposed new Ship’s Timbers Maritime Museum for Llandudno; the publisher of many books on Welsh maritime themes, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch; along with the Royal Commission’s own stand.

Speakers for the morning session included Dr Gary Robinson from Bangor University, describing the earliest boats that may have been used along the north Wales coast; John Coppack presenting fascinating aspects of Connah’s Quay’s maritime history (including his own family’s distinguished ship owning past); Judith Samuel providing new insights into the history of Foryd Harbour’s famous shipwreck, the CITY OF OTTAWA; and Ifor Williams introducing the Welsh Placename Society’s Coastal Placenames Project,  which is beginning to explore the origin of names such as ‘Coffee Bay’ on the Menai Straits.


Exposed by the winter storms of 2013-14 - the wreck of the Wexford registered schooner ROVER, lost 8 December 1886, being recorded by Nautical Archaeology Society Volunteers Rhys Pockett and Matt Cass (image courtesy of  Malvern Archaeological Diving Unit).
In the afternoon, I joined Paul Huckfield, (GGAT), James Meeks, (DAT) and Andrew Davidson, (GAT) at the table to provide a short overview of the shipwrecks and other archaeological sites, which had been exposed by coastal erosion last winter. These include the walkway discovered at Borth and shipwreck sites recorded by Nautical Archaeology Society volunteers. 

The round table sharing of ongoing maritime projects provided also an opportunity to touch on the learning resource created for the Great Storm of 1859 (Royal Charter Gale), by a partnership project between the Royal Commission and Cadw.

It was a really interesting day. There is a great deal of maritime research going on all around the coast.  Dr Gary Robinson reminded me of the many aspects of human history that have come together to form the seascapes we know and love today…. The CITY OF OTTAWA is the subject of a new book by Judith Samuels and there were parts of the ship’s history that I heard for the first time…. I particularly loved hearing about Connah’s Quay’s maritime history from a descendant of one of the River Dee’s great ship-owning families, J. Coppack & Son…. also hearing about the development at local maritime museums such as the reopening of the Llyn Maritime Museum, Nefyn….

The exhibitions are continuing at the Watersports Centre until the new year, so many more people will be able to discover aspects of their local maritime past.

Follow this link to the ‘Great Storm of 1859’ collection on the People’s Collection Wales www site:
http://www.peoplescollectionwales.co.uk/collections/377940

https://www.facebook.com/MOROL.eu


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National Monuments Record of Wales Archives and Library Bulletin - October 2014

Heritage of Wales News - Wed, 2014-11-05 08:26
Welcome to the latest monthly edition of the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) Archives and Library Bulletin which lists all newly catalogued material. http://www.rcahmw.gov.uk/HI/ENG/Our+Services/Donate+Records/Recent+Acquisitions/. The archival items, library books and journal articles are all available to view in our public reading room. The full archive catalogue is available on Coflein and contains digital copies of many of the items listed.

Our Library and reading room is open:
Monday – Friday 09.30 – 16.00, Wednesday 10.30 – 16.30.


Hydref ~ October 2014

Archif ~ Archives

Cotswold Archaeology Projects Archive: Ref. No. CA021-026
  • Project archives relating to six Archaeological Evaluations/Watching Briefs carried out by Cotswold Archaeology.
    Covering dates: 2011-2014
General Digital Donations Collection
  • Geophysical Survey of Penyrheol Enclosure, Llangeitho produced for RCAHMW by Fry and Roseveare of ArchaeoPhysica Ltd, 2014 (ref: DD2014_011)
  • Digital photo of the memorial at Gwalchmai, taken by Sharon Jones, April 2014.(ref: DD2014_012)
  • Records from a survey of an unamed wreck uncovered at Goodwick, produced by Dyfed Archaeological Trust.(ref: DD2014_013)
  • Photo survey of the Duke of Lancaster wreck site, produced by Ian Cundy. (ref:DD2014_014)
Panorama of the Duke of Lancaster wreck, NPRN506943, DD2014_014_02, C595990
Philip Griffiths Collection of Historic Welsh Chapel Postcards; Ref. No. PGC
  • Collection of photographic postcards showing Welsh Chapels, collected by Philip Griffiths.
    Covering dates: 1900-1980

NMR Site Files – B/W Photos
Over 300 new catalogue entries of images of a variety of sites taken by Royal Commission staff during the course of their work, covering dates: 1950’s-1990’s

Highlights include:
  • Photographs of chapels in Carmarthenshire, Mongomeryshire and Monmouthshire
  • Photo survey of Llwyn Bedw, 1953 (ref: DI2014_0460)
  • Survey of Aberystwyth Town Mill, 1992

Caernarvonshire Parish Files
  • 1953 photo survey of Blaen y Glascwm (ref: CPF/P/03/02/BYC)
Exterior of Blaen y Glascwm with dogs, NPRN 26032, DI2014_0438, C574169
Investigators' Digital Photography
  • Digital photographs of Rank Hovis Flour Mill, Barry (ref: DS2014_365)
  • Photo survey of Penlan Roman road excavations, by Archaeology Wales for S4C programme 'Olion'. (ref: DS2014_358)
  • Digital photographs of a Llanwrda war memorial. (ref: DS2014_328)
  • Digital photographs of St Matthews church, Newport (ref: DS2014_295)
St Matthew’s church, Newport: interior, Chancel ceiling, NPRN 13204, DI2014_295_010, C595054
Ordnance Survey Aerial Photography Collection
  • Porthcawl 1993
  • Llanbedrog area 2004
  • Gorsegoch area 1994
  • Cwmbedw area, Ceredigion, 1996
  • Llanafan area, 1973
  • Llanmadoc area, 2004
  • Soughton area, 1989

Royal Air Force Vertical Aerial Photography Collection
  • Talygarn area, 1953
  • Llanafan area, 1950

Cadw Monuments in Care Collection
  • Tintern Abbey, 1904 (ref: CMC/PA/009)
  • Castell Carndochan, Dolhendre, c1949 (ref: CMC/PA/796)
Tintern Abbey, 1904, NPRN 359, DI2014_0447, C595284
Gwynedd Archaeological Trust Projects Archive - Collection
Project archive from the archaeological assessment, evaluation and mitigation work related to the Dolgarrog Low Head Pipe Replacement Project (GAT project code G2158). Produced by Gwynedd Archaeological Trust for RWE Innogy. (ref: GATP007)

Dyfed Archaeological Trust Reports - Collection
Dyfed Archaeological Trust report no: 2013/54, entitled: The Excavation of a Flint Working Site at Penpant, Solva, Pembrokeshire, 2013 Interim Report. Project record No. 105725. Written by K Murphy & A David, September 2013.(ref: DAT23_04)

Early Christian Monuments Collection
Photo survey of Cross-Slab in Llanhamlach Church (ref: ECM/BR)

RCAHMW Digital Site Reports
X-Ray fluorescence (XRF) scanning of Llys Arthur Earthwork, Ponterwyd, Ceredigion 2013, Llys Arthur CD023, report of fieldwork for Cadw, July 2013. Produced by Toby Driver and Keith Haylock. (ref: RCSR_2014_001)

Archaeological Reports/Evaluations (non Trust)
Strategic Environmental Assessment. Sea 6: Irish Sea Maritime Archaeology Technical Report Ref:58890 May 2005, produced by Wessex Archaeology (ref: AENT39/06)

West Coast Palaeolandscape Project
Project reports compiled by RCAHMW in the course of the West Coast Palaeolandscapes Project. (ref: WCPP_01)

Association for Industrial Archaeology Bulletin - Collection
Incomplete set of Bulletins of the Association for Industrial Archaeology containing references to sites of Welsh interest. (ref: AIAB)

Additional Information - Collection
Abbey Tintern Furnace Excavation Archive relating to an excavation at Abbey Tintern Furnace directed by John Pickin, 1979-1981. (ref: ATFE)

Malvern Archaeological Diving Unit Collection
Report on the Survey and Recording of an "Upside Down Wreck" on Freshwater West Beach, Pembrokeshire carried out by Malvern Archaeological Diving Unit March 2014.(ref: MADU_022)


Llyfrau ~ Books

Bennett, Tom, 1983. Welsh Shipwrecks: Vol. III. Milford Haven, St Govans Head, Tenby & Carmarthen Bay, Laidlaw-Burgess Publishers, Haverfordwest.

Bowen, D.Q., 1980. The Llanelli Landscape: The Geology and Geomorphology of the Country Around Llanelli, Llanelli Borough Council, Llanelli.

Darby, Michael, 1979. Early Railway Prints: From the Collection of Mr and Mrs M.G. Powell, HMSO, London.

Dafis, D. Jacob, 1951. Crefydd A Gweriniaeth yn Hanes yr Hen Dy Cwrdd, Aberdar, 1751-1951, Gwasg Gomer, Llandysul.

Evans, E. Lewis, 1949. Braslun o Hanes Pontardulais a'r Cylch, Gwasg Gomer, Llandysul.

Evans, J.W., Gibbard, N. and Loader, M., 1991. Footprints of Faith: Aspects of the Origins & Growth of Christianity in the Lanelli Area, Llanelli Borough Council, Llanelli.

Fitzgerald, Michael, 1989. Pembrokeshire Churches, Rosedale Publications, Newport.

Fryer, Dafydd, 2014. Tree Cover in Wales' Towns and Cities: Understanding Canopy Cover to Better Plan and Manage our Urban Trees, Natural Resources Wales, Aberystwyth.

Jones, R.T., Prys ap Gwynfor, G., Morris Jones, D., 1989. Yr Annibynwyr Cymraeg: Ddoe, Heddiw ac Yfory, Ty John Penry, Abertawe.

Mee, Arthur (Ed.), 1997. Carmarthenshire Notes: Volumes 1, 2 and 3, 1889 to 1891, Carmarthenshire County Council, Bristol.

Nicholson, John A., 1996. Pembrey and Burry Port: Further Historical Glimpses, Book3, Carmarthenshire County Council, Carmarthen.

Svensson, Sam, 1984. The Lore of Sail, Hamlyn Paperbacks, London.

Redknap, Mark (Ed.), 2011. Discovered in Time: Treasures from Early Wales, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.

Treharne, K.C., 1995. Glofeydd Cwm Gwendraeth, Llanelli Borough Council, Llanelli.



Cyfnodolion ~ Journals

Antiquaries Journal vol. 94 (2014)

British Archaeological Association Journal vol. 167 (2014)

British Archaeology no. 139 (Nov/Dec 2014)

C20: The magazine of the Twentieth Century Society nos. 1, 2 (back issues not received earlier); 3 (2014)

Capel Newsletter no. 64 (Autumn 2014) and Local Info Leaflet no. 72: North Pembrokeshire

CBA Newsletter no. 31 (Early Winter 2014)

Chapels Society Newsletter no. 57 (September 2014)

Current Archaeology no. 296 (November 2014)

Ecclesiology Today vol. 49-50 (July 2014)

Fort vol. 42 (2014)

Melin vol. 28 (2012)

Panel for Historical Engineering Works Newsletter no. 143 (September 2014)

Railway and Canal Historical Society Bulletin no. 452 (Nov/Dec 2014)

Railway and Canal Historical Society Journal no. 221 (November 2014) and Bibliography (2013)

Update Standards, October 2014

The Victorian no. 47 (November 2014)

Welsh History Review vol. 27 no. 1 (June 2014)

Welsh Mills Society Newsletter no. 117 (October 2014)


Cyfnodolion electronig ~ Electronic journals

Association of Architecture Organizations E-news (October 2014)

BCS President’s Monthly Bulletin (September 2014)

Mine d’histoires no. 9 (October 2014)

Society of Antiquaries Newsletter no. 326

Twentieth Century Society News & Events (October 2014)


Cylchgronau Gwasanaeth Ymwybyddiaeth Gyfredol ~ Journals Current Awareness

British Archaeology no. 139, p. 6: ‘Welsh hillfort hides rare Neolithic enclosure’ (news article on the Caerau project); p. 24: ‘Island of Glass: archaeology opera & community experience’ by Peter Morgan Barnes and Mark Redknap.

C20: The magazine of the Twentieth Century Society no. 2 (2014), p. 38: ‘Passing places’ by Hilary Grainger (article on 20th century crematoria, includes Aberdare Crematorium); no. 3 (2014) p. 30: ‘Top Models’ by Tim Dunn (article on miniature villages, mentions Little Italy in Corris)

CBA Newsletter no. 31, p. 2: ‘Help to record the archaeology of the Llyn Peninsula’ (news about project marking the 50th anniversary of the publication of RCAHMW’s Caernarvonshire Inventory vol. 3)

Melin vol. 28, p. 31: ‘Anglesey Mills in 1943’ by John Crompton [editor of Melin and RCAHMW volunteer]

Railway and Canal Historical Society Journal no. 221, p. 193: ‘Remembrance of a riot’ (short article about the Llanelli railway riots of 1911)

The Victorian no. 47 p. 12: ‘Top Ten Endangered Buildings 2014’ include two Welsh sites: Navigation Colliery, Crumlin and Coal Exchange, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff; p. 24: Casework, Wales and the Midlands includes St. Julian’s (Seamen’s Church), Tenby, proposals (opposed by the Victorian Society) to reorder the interior.

Welsh History Review vol. 27 no. 1, p. 168: Review by Daryl Leeworthy (former staff member at RCAHMW) of The South Wales Miners 1964-1985 by Ben Curtis.

Welsh Mills Society Newsletter no. 117, p. 3: Editorial about the WG’s Heritage Bill (incl. the non-merger etc.) and its impact on Welsh mills.

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Digital Past 2015

Heritage of Wales News - Tue, 2014-11-04 10:32

Digital Past 2015
New technologies in heritage, interpretation and outreach.

11 and 12 February 2015
Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea

Organised by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, Digital Past is an annual two day conference which showcases innovative digital technologies and techniques for data capture, interpretation and dissemination of the heritage of Wales, the UK and beyond. Bringing together individuals from the commercial, public, academic, third sector and voluntary sectors, the conference aims to promote learning, discussion and debate around a range of digital technologies in current use, or in development, to record and understand the historic environment.

Delegates will be offered a combination of presentations, seminar sessions and hands-on workshops and demonstrations in a friendly and informal atmosphere that aims to promote networking and the exchange of ideas. ‘Unconference sessions’ will be provided on the first afternoon, giving the opportunity for delegates not on the formal timetable to give presentions on projects, research, ideas or issues within or outside the strict themes of this year’s event. Exhibition and Poster stands will also give the opportunity for display and demonstration of projects or products, and the chance to talk to heritage organisations, societies, universities, product developers and retailers.

Digital Past 2015 is being held in the waterfront city of Swansea. The conference will be held in the spectacular venue of the Grade I listed Guildhall complex, incorporating Brangwyn Hall, George Hall and the Lord Mayor’s Reception Room.

The themes for this year are ‘Visual Heritage’ and ‘Digital Public & Community Archaeology’.

For information about the conference please go to: http://digitalpast2015.blogspot.co.uk

For registration go to: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/digital-past-2015-registration-12330355425?aff=eac2

and follow #digitalpast2015

We look forward to welcoming you to Digital Past in 2015.


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Discovering the Historic Houses of Snowdonia

Heritage of Wales News - Tue, 2014-11-04 10:25
Book Launch:
Discovering the Historic Houses of Snowdonia
Richard Suggett / Margaret Dunn
Friday 5 December 2014

• Talks by Richard Suggett at 1.30pm and 5.30pm
• 10% Discount - Book signings
• Viewing of related original archive material
• Festive refreshments

Crown Building, Plascrug, Aberystwyth SY23 1NJ
Booking advisable.
Phone: 01970 621200

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Britain from Above: Wales at Oriel Pendeitsh, Caernarfon, 7 November - 24 January

Heritage of Wales News - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:11
A view of Caernarfon showing the castle, port and town, c.1934. The street plan of the medieval borough is clearly defined. NPRN: 95318Britain from Above: Wales is the Royal Commission’s travelling exhibition of the oldest and most intriguing of the Aerofilms historic photographs. The Aerofilms Collection is a unique archive of one million aerial photographs dating from 1919 to 2006. The collection was acquired for the nation in 2007 by English Heritage and the Royal Commissions on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland and Wales, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. With photographs drawn from across Wales, this exhibition of unfamiliar images of familiar places will encourage audiences to explore the meaning and impact of change, place and memory. Unique occasions captured in North Wales highlights include the ceremony at the recently-erected Cenotaph war memorial during the visit of the Prince of Wales in November 1923, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show held in Abergele on 26 July 1950, and the eerie stillness of Gresford Colliery, one month after the mining disaster of 22 September 1934, when a major explosion and subsequent fire killed 266 miners.

Gresford Colliery, Wrexham, 23 October 1934. This photograph was taken one month after the Gresford mining disaster of 22 September 1934, when a major explosion and subsequent fire in the Dennis section killed 266 miners. NPRN: 301580
South Stack, Holyhead, Anglesey, 1950. Erected in 1809 the simple, dignified, lighthouse has survived over two hundred years of storms.NPRN:41288
Other images include the picturesque magnificence of Snowdonia and the simple, barren cragginess of South Stack, Holyhead, as well as the iconic Edwardian castles. In addition, the exhibition includes a number of images of historic events drawn from England and Scotland, including the 1935 FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, the flooding at Jaywick Sands, Essex, in February 1953 ─ a sobering reminder of the great storm in 1953, and the Queen Mary in John Brown’s Shipyard, Clydebank, the flagship of the Cunard White Star Line, now permanently moored in Long Beach, California. A dvd of more localised images will also be shown alongside the exhibition at Oriel Pendeitsh. Indeed there is something for everyone!


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Coflein User Questionnaire

Heritage of Wales News - Wed, 2014-10-29 12:20

Following the ten year anniversary of the launch of Coflein earlier this year, we are seeking your views on how well it works, how you use it, and how we should develop it in the years to come. Please visit the on-line questionnaire at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MMWLGW5

Coflein provides online access to the National Monuments Record of Wales ─ the national historic environment database, catalogue and digital archive.

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Explore your Archive

Heritage of Wales News - Fri, 2014-10-24 09:07
Explore your archive,
discover something new
at the
Royal Commission’s Archive
12 November 2014

Morning Programme
10:00 Collections of the National Monuments Record of Wales. A talk by Gareth Edwards, Head of Archives
10.30 & 11.00 Visit the archives - a look behind the scenes
11:30 What Can Aerial Photographs Do For You? A talk by Medwyn Parry

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Afternoon Programme
14:00 Collections of the National Monuments Record of Wales. A talk by Gareth Edwards, Head of Archives
14:30 & 15:00 Visit the archives - a look behind the scenes
15:30 What Can Aerial Photographs Do For You? A talk by Medwyn Parry

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Events and demonstrations throughout the day:
• Material from the archive: maps, drawings, photographs and more!
• Coflein: an introduction to our online database
• Introduction to the new Welsh Chapels website

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
Crown Building, Plas Crug, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 1NJ.
Tel: 01970 621200
E-mail: nmr.wales@rcahmw.gov.uk

#explorearchives
archiveswales.org

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Amazing Find Relating To The 1940 Pembroke Dock Bombing Raid

Heritage of Wales News - Wed, 2014-10-22 08:08
At 3:15pm on Monday the 19 August 1940, a group of 3 German Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 88 bombers, accompanied by 2 Messerchmitt ME109 fighters flew over the Oil Tank Farm south of Llanreath, Pembroke Dock. The bombers were part of Kampfgruppe 51, Edelweiss Squadron, based near Paris. They dropped their payload as they flew over the large oil storage tanks. Four of the bombs fell short, exploding in open country, but the resulting detonation from one direct hit on a tank of 12,000 tons started a blaze that would take over 600 men from 22 brigades 18 days to put out.

Although only one tank was hit, the blaze soon spread, and 11 of the 18 tanks were totally destroyed. Tragically, the wall of one of the tanks split and 5 firemen from Cardiff were killed by the river of burning oil.

Later, during one of his regular propaganda broadcasts from Germany, Lord Haw Haw spoke about the raid. He said the pilot was only 16 years old, and had flown on many raids over Britain, but had failed to return from the Pembrokeshire raid.

The Royal Commissions’ Historical Aerial Photographic archive includes the WWII era RAF Medmenham Collection. By chance, I came across a sequence of low-level oblique shots of the inferno, taken on the 31 August 1940, when the fire had been burning for 12 days.


From the top right-hand corner of frame 75, the bomb craters can be seen in a line heading towards the oil tanks. Next to the smouldering remains of the destroyed storage tanks, the one in the top-left of the frame is still well ablaze. The arcs of water from the fire hoses can be seen, spraying and cooling the walls of the storage tank.


In frame 64, the smoke is partially obscuring the Defensible Barracks, Pembroke Dockyard (NPRN 34323).

By Medwyn Parry.


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National Monuments Record of Wales Archives and Library Bulletin - September 2014

Heritage of Wales News - Fri, 2014-10-17 10:33
Welcome to the latest edition of the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW) Archives and Library Bulletin http://www.rcahmw.gov.uk/HI/ENG/Our+Services/Donate+Records/Recent+Acquisitions/. The archival items, library books and journal articles are all available to view in our public reading room. The archival material is also available to view on Coflein.

We are open to the public at the following times:
Monday – Friday 09.30 – 16.00, Wednesday 10.30 – 16.30.
An appointment is advisable.



Medi ~ September 2014

Archif ~ Archives
Christopher J. Williams Mines Photographs: Cat Ref CJW
A further 100 slides loaned by Christopher Williams have been catalogued in advance of digitisation.

Metal Links Project Collection: Cat Ref MLPC
And
Welsh Mines Preservation Trust: Cat. Ref WMPT
Cataloguing of this collection has been completed this month

135 b/w prints of various sites have been catalogued and added to the site files. These date from 1960’s – 1980’s and were mounted ready to be added to the site files.

Investigators' Digital Photography – Collection
Sites include:
  • Fort Belan
  • Caernafon – Slate Quay & Victoria Dock
  • Aberdovey Streets
  • Fishguard Town & Harbours
  • Felin Wen Tide Mill
Tywyn War Memorial Hospital DS2014_350_002
  • Tywyn War Memorial Hospital
  • Hen Gapel, Rhydowen
Hen Gapel, Rhydowen DS2014_288_011

  • Morfa Copperworks Laboratory
Morfa Copperworks Laboratory DS2014_332_001
  • The collapsed Aberystwyth Seafront Shelter and foundations of Marine Baths 

Foundations of Marine Baths DS2014_001_030
  •  Photo survey of excavations on Skomer

Llyfrau ~ Books

Aaron, John, 1992. Torf Ardderchog: Teithiau Cristnogol Trwy Gymru: Cyfrol 1 - Ceredigion A Phenfro, Gwasg Efengylaidd Cymru, Ganol.


Archaeology Ireland Heritage Guides set (incomplete); kept together in one box in the Library.


Cadwaladr Tawelfryn Thomas and Edward, 1904. Hanes Ymdaith Cynnulleidfaoliaeth, Argraffwyd Gan Y "Western Mail", Caerdydd. 


Coad, Jonathan, 2013. Support for the Fleet: Architecture and Engineering of the Royal Navy's Bases 1700-1914, English Heritage, Swindon.


Compton-Dando, Norman C., 1977. Presbyterian Church of Wales: The Gwent Presbytery: Year Book 1977, Pen-Y-Cae Press, Ebbw Vale.


Cowan, D.D., 1910. The Landmarks of Church History: Guild Library, A&C. Black, London.


Cowman, Des, 2006. The Making and Breaking of a Mining Community: The Copper Coast, County Waterford 1825-1875+, Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland, Waterford.


Davies, E.T., 1981. Religion and Society in the Nineteenth Century: A New History of Wales, Christopher Davies Ltd, Dyfed.

Edwards, Huw, 2009. Capeli Llanelli: Our Rich Heritage, Carmarthenshire County Council, Carmarthenshire.

Evans, E. Lewis, 1969. Eglwys Hope Pontarddulais, Abertawe, Gwasg John Penry.

Evans, T., 1997. Tri Chanmlwyddiant Eglwys Annibynnol Henllan: 1697 – 1997, Argraffwyd Gan E.L. Jones A'i Fab, Aberteifi.

Francis, Sam, 1994. Hanes Capel yr Onllwyn, Argraffwyd gan Wasg Morgannwg, Castell-Nedd.

Grant, Michael, 2005. The Rise of the Greeks, Phoenix Press, London.

Gregory, Donald, 1991. Country Churchyards in Wales, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, Gwynedd.

Gregory, Donald, 1994. Radnorshire: A Historical Guide, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, Gwynedd.

Gregory, Donald, 1989. Yesterday in Village Church and Churchyard, Gomer Press, Llandysul.

Jenkins, Gwyn, 2014. Cymry'r Rhyfel Byd Cyntaf, Y Lolfa, Talybont.

Jones, Peter, 1969. Recording Wales 2: Chapels: An Exhibition Of Pictures, Commissioned by the Welsh Arts Council, Welsh Arts Council.

O'Kelly, Michael J., 1954. Excavations and Experiments in Ancient Irish Cooking-Places, off-print from The Journal Of Royal Society Of Antiquaries Of Ireland, Vol:LXXXIV, Part II.

Raistrick, Arthur, 1950. Quakers in Science and Industry: Being an Account of the Quaker Contributions to Science and Industry during the 17th and 18th Centuries, Bannisdale Press, London.

Rees, B., 1899. Hanes Blaenywuan, Argraffwyd Gan W. Williams, Llandudoch.

Spencer, Ray, 1991. A Guide to the Saints of Wales and the West Country, Llanerch Enterprises, Somerset.

The Times, 2014, Britain from Above: A View of Britain from the Past to Present, The Times/HarperCollins, Glasgow.

Thomas, Gwyn, 2012. Gair yn ei Le: 50 O Lefydd Llenyddol, Y Lolfa, Talybont.

Whittingham, Sarah, 2011. Sir George Oatley: Architect of Bristol, Redcliffe Press, Bristol.

Williams, Glanmor, 1950. Samuel Roberts Llanbrynmair, University Of Wales Press, Cardiff.

Wills, Anthony and Phillips, Tim, 2014. British Seaside Piers, English Heritage, Swindon.


Cyfnodolion ~ Journals

Antiquity vol. 88 no. 341 (September 2014)

Archive (Journal of British Industrial and Transport History) no. 83 (September 2014)

Below! Quarterly Journal of the Shropshire Caving & Mining Club no. 2014:3

Cartographic Journal vol. 51 no. 3 (August 2014)

Cartographiti no. 92 (Summer 2014)

Casemate no. 101 (September 2014)

Current Archaeology no. 295 (October 2014)

The Georgian (1/2014)

The Georgian Group Journal vol. 22 (2014)

The Gower Society Newsletter (Autumn 2014)

Historic Monuments Council (Northern Ireland) Report no. 2 (2009-2012)

Maplines vol. 21 issue 2 (Summer 2014)

Monmouthshire Antiquary vol. 30 (2014)

Pembrokeshire Life (September 2014)

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol. 142 (2012)

Railway and Canal Historical Society Bulletin no. 451 (Sept-Oct 2014)

Welsh Railways Research Circle no. 140 (Autumn 2014)

Cyfnodolion electronig ~ Electronic journals


Association of Architecture Organizations Newsletter (September 2014)

Castle Studies Group Bulletin no. 18 (September 2014)

Mine d'Histoires no. 8 (September 2014)

NAMHO Newsletter no. 69 (September 2014)

Roman Rural Settlement Project Newsletter no. 4 (Autumn 2014)


Cylchgronau Gwasanaeth Ymwybyddiaeth Gyfredol ~
Journals Current Awareness

Current Archaeology no. 295, p. 6: ‘Neolithic conflict at Caerau’ [CAER project, Oliver Davis is project co-director]

The Georgian, p. 51, Campaigning section: ‘A future for Welsh villas’ mentions Plas Brereton and Plas Ty Coch near Caernarfon, and Tan-yr-allt in Bangor

Castle Studies Group Bulletin no. 18: ‘Pembroke Castle: Discoveries in the Outer Ward’ by Neil Ludlow and Toby Driver

If you have any comments or enquiries, please feel free to contact us:

NMRW Library and Enquiry Service
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
Crown Building, Plas Crug
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion, SY23 1NJ

Telephone:  +44 (0)1970 621200
Fax: +44 (0)1970 627701
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Job Vacancy - Secretary (Chief Executive)

Heritage of Wales News - Wed, 2014-10-15 10:53
Closing Date: 13 November 2014
Location: Aberystwyth
Job Description: Secretary (Chief Executive)
Salary Range: £57,550 – £68,150 (Welsh Government Executive Band 1)
37 hours per week – 4 year fixed term (with potential for renewal)

The Royal Commission is seeking a new Secretary (Chief Executive) to lead and inspire our staff and volunteers through the next chapter of our 106 year history.

The Royal Commission is the investigation body and national archive for the historic environment of Wales. The Secretary of the Commission is responsible for the leadership, strategy, guardianship and management of the Royal Commission, ensuring it fulfils the responsibilities detailed in its Royal Warrant and its remit as set by the Welsh Government.

Following a ministerial commitment to it remaining an independent body, this is a remarkable opportunity to lead, inspire and motivate the Commission through a period of change within the organisation and the wider historic environment sector in Wales. The Secretary will build on a solid platform of success and seize opportunities to drive change that will support an ambitious vision for the future to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organisation and its contribution to sectoral agendas.

The Secretary will be an experienced leader with an outstanding record of delivery and achievement in representing an organisation at a senior level. Passionate about leading staff and volunteers and resilient in the delivery of the Commission’s duties to maintain and develop the National Monuments Record, to act as a leader in the survey and investigation of the historic environment and to promote the widest possible understanding of and engagement in the heritage of Wales, the Secretary will drive the Royal Commission with pace, energy and imagination, and be a dedicated champion for its work.

An application form and further details are available from:-
Stephen Bailey John
Royal Commission
Plas Crug, Aberystwyth, SY23 1NJ

Tel: 01970 621230
Fax: 01970 621246
e-mail: stephen.bailey-john@rcahmw.gov.uk

Closing date for applications is 13 November 2014.

The Royal Commission is an equal opportunities employer.

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December 2011: Heathrow Terminal 5 Excavation Archive released.

Archaeology Data Service - Wed, 2011-12-07 16:45
The ADS and Framework Archaeology are pleased to announce the release of Heathrow Terminal 5 Excavation Archive, 2011. Framework Archaeology is a Joint Venture agreement between Oxford Archaeology (OA) and Wessex Archaeology (WA) to provide archaeological services to BAA. Between 1996 and 2000 they undertook extensive excavations of an important prehistoric and Roman landscape at Perry Oaks sludge works, Heathrow, Middlesex. Further archaeological work in advance of a fifth passenger terminal ('T5') at Heathrow Airport took place from 2002 onwards, and the results of those excavations will be integrated with the data contained in this archive.
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November 2011: York Archaeology wins Queen's Anniversary Prize

Archaeology Data Service - Wed, 2011-12-07 16:45
The Department of Archaeology at York University, which hosts the ADS, has been given a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. Introduced following the 40th Anniversary of the Queen's reign in 1992, the prizes, which rank alongside the Queen's Awards for Industry are awarded biennially for 'work of exceptional quality and of broad benefit either nationally or internationally'. This is the fifth to be conferred on the university in 15 years, only the second time it has been awarded to a whole Department.
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