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Explore Your Archive

In archives the records of your life, your community, your business, your nation and your world are collected, kept safe and made accessible.

John Griffiths, The Minister for Culture and Sport, explored Gwent Archives to learn more about immigration to Pillgwenlly, Newport where he was born and grew up. Read more at People's Collection Wales.

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The War Diary of Mervyn Crawshay

Sat 15 Aug. 1914

(Leave the Firs before dawn). It pours with rain, we all go to large rest camp at Southampton, while it continues to pour. A. Squadron officers go into town for lunch and nearly get left behind. A long and tedious day embarking.

 

Sun 16 Aug. 1914

A little peace…

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On this Day...

20 August, 1868

32 people were killed when the Irish Mail collided with trucks carrying barrels of paraffin near Abergele on the Chester and Holyhead Railway. This was the worst railway disaster in Britain up to that date.

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