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  1. Histories of Wales: Rhodri Morgan on making Rebecca and the radical tradition

    Friday 16 March 2012, 12:31

    Rhodri Morgan spoke to BBC Wales History about researching the next episode of Histories of Wales, Rebecca and the Radical Tradition. Rhodri's family were connected to the Rebecca Riots. Sunday 18th March, 1.30pm, Radio Wales.


    If ever there was an example of 'living history', making my half hour slot...

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  2. Strikes and riots at the National Wool Museum

    Monday 5 March 2012, 15:10

    A new exhibition at the National Wool Museum called Strikes and Riots, offers an in-depth look into troubled times throughout Wales' industrial history.

    The free exhibition, which runs from Tuesday 6 March until 29 June, highlights five strikes and riots relating to work and employment in Wales over...

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  3. Free entry to Cadw sites on 1 March

    Wednesday 29 February 2012, 16:00

    The Story of Wales features a number of historic sites in the care of Cadw, the Welsh Government's historic environment service.

    As part of the celebrations to mark the transmission of the series, all Cadw directly managed sites will be included in the free entry programme on St David's Day, March...

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  4. Huw Edwards on retelling the story of Wales

    Monday 27 February 2012, 12:26

    Huw Edwards spoke to BBC Wales History about why he wanted to be involved in the new history series, The Story of Wales, which starts tonight at 9pm on BBC One Wales.

    When BBC Wales suggested my name for this series, it really was a dream come true. No self-respecting Welsh broadcaster would turn down...

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  5. Rare opportunity to explore historic Swansea Castle

    Monday 20 February 2012, 15:30

    At the end of this month, Swansea Castle is being opened up for public tours. It's only the third time in decades that people will have the chance to explore the historic building.

    The castle is being opened up for public tours on Saturday 25 and...

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  6. RD Blackmore and the Maid of Sker

    Friday 27 January 2012, 12:30

    Mention the name RD Blackmore and most literally-minded individuals will probably reply "Lorna Doone". Set in the Devon countryside, Lorna Doone was the Victorian novelist's most famous and most popular book.

    However, what many people do not know was that this gentle...

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  7. Cat Whiteaway on the Jamie and Louise Show

    Tuesday 24 January 2012, 15:47

    Genealogist Cat Whiteaway joins Jamie and Louise on Wednesday 25 January to help Radio Wales listeners with their family history problems and queries.

    Cat will help Angharad Matthews from Gilwern who wants to know where her great grandmother's name came from. Her great grandmother was born in Abergavenny...

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  8. Mady Gerrard: holocaust survivor

    Friday 20 January 2012, 15:20

    As National Holocaust Memorial Day approaches on Friday 27 January 2012, BBC Wales continues One Of Hitler's Mistakes, its compelling two-part documentary on the incredible life of Mady Gerrard.

    An award-winning fashion designer to the rich and famous, including stars such as Shirley Bassey and Susan...

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  9. BBC Cymru Wales invites you to try some hands-on history

    Friday 13 January 2012, 10:44

    BBC Cymru Wales is launching one of its most ambitious series ever - The Story of Wales - in the new year, and you can be part of a special preview showing.

    The Story of Wales, which is presented by one of the BBC's most prominent broadcasters Huw Edwards, will be tracing the history of the Welsh nation...

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  10. Hen Galan day - happy old New Year!

    Friday 13 January 2012, 10:16

    People living in the Gwaun Valley near Fishguard in Pembrokeshire will spend today welcoming in the new year.

    They are not late celebrating the arrival of the new year, instead they are celebrating Han Galan, or old new year, according to the Julian calendar, which was followed by everyone in the UK...

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  11. Museum celebrates 100th anniversary of Captain Scott's arrival at South Pole

    Wednesday 4 January 2012, 14:15

    A new exhibition at National Museum in Cardiff is set to open this month to mark the centenary of the arrival of Captain Robert Falcon Scott's expedition party at the South Pole on 17 January 1912.

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  12. New series: The Story of Wales

    Friday 23 December 2011, 11:24

    We're all very excited at BBC Wales History as we look forward to a new year, and a stunning new series from BBC Cymru Wales - The Story of Wales.

    Telling the story of the nation from 30,000 years ago, the six-part series is presented by the incomparable Huw Edwards, who has overseen a few series...

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  13. St Cadoc's Church gets grant to preserve medieval artefacts

    Thursday 15 December 2011, 09:45

    St Cadoc's Church in Llancarfan has been awarded a £541,900 grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

    The grant will safeguard its important medieval interior and enable the training volunteers to share its heritage with visitors.

    Saint Cadoc founded a monastery on site...

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  14. Chapel appeal: Royal Commission needs for your help survey of Welsh chapels

    Friday 9 December 2011, 15:55

    Nonconformist chapels in Wales form a key part of the Welsh landscape, whether rural or urban. During the last two centuries, over 6,500 chapels were built in Wales, and chapels have a strong cultural and social importance to the heritage of Wales.

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  15. Roman treasure's new home at Winding House museum

    Monday 5 December 2011, 14:20

    A 2,000 year old Roman ring found by a man with a metal detector on Cefn Brithdir in the Darran Valley earlier this year has been returned by the British Museum for display in a valley's museum.

    According to an article on the BBC Wales News website, the British Museum has given the ring to the Winding...

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  16. Heritage Minister "disappointed" with National Library for accepting SS man's bequest

    Friday 2 December 2011, 10:40

    The National Library of Wales has been criticised by Heritage Minister Huw Lewis AM for accepting a bequest of £300,000 and archive material from a Frenchman, Louis Feutren, who served in the Waffen SS during World War Two.

    The SS was a notorious paramilitary wing of Adolf Hitler's army, acting as...

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  17. 'My Failings and Imperfections' - the diary of a promiscuous Welsh Victorian landowner

    Wednesday 30 November 2011, 15:51

    A confessional diary detailing the promiscuous life of a Victorian gentleman living in rural Wales 150 years ago has been published.

    Journalist Steve Dubé, the former farming editor of the Western Mail, came across the diary of by chance in the Pembrokeshire Record Office in Haverfordwest several years...

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  18. Neil Kinnock on Coming Home: "I came from hard workers and fighters"

    Wednesday 30 November 2011, 12:20

    Former Labour leader Neil Kinnock once famously declared he was the first in his family for "a thousand generations" to attend university and is proud of his modest beginnings.

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  19. Phil Carradice reveals his favourite blog articles on the Roy Noble show

    Tuesday 22 November 2011, 10:20

    Phil Carradice joins Roy Noble this afternoon to look back at some of Phil's favourite articles written for the BBC Wales History blog.

    Over the past 21 months, Phil has written over 160 articles for BBC Wales History. Some tell the well known stories...

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  20. Welsh POW David Harries shares memories of the horrors of war

    Friday 11 November 2011, 08:19

    Eyewitness accounts from those who lived through World War Two can provide valuable historical documents for subsequent generations.

    Welsh Airman David Arthur Harries, from Llandybie, Carmarthenshire, tells how he survived a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Indonesia. In spite of witnessing instances...

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