Thursday 11 December 2014, 10:33
Looking back over the years, a record of all Welsh artists who have had a Christmas No.1, with special mention for those others who have come close. The very first Welsh No.1 was the Spencer Davis Group in 1963.
Tuesday 2 December 2014, 15:26
Blogger Phil Carraidce writes about the recently restored Llanelly House one of the finest examples of a Georgian town house in South Wales.
Thursday 27 November 2014, 12:29
The life story of writer and political activist Jack Jones.
Friday 21 November 2014, 12:22
Ghost stories from various parts of Wales - Monkton, Llancarfan and Cardiff Castle
Tuesday 4 November 2014, 15:14
The date 4 November might not mean an awful lot to most people. But 4 November 1980 was when Welsh boxing entered its own, very specific, very sad “dark season” with the death of Merthyr bantamweight Johnny Owen, after his attempt to win the World Championship went tragically awry.
Monday 3 November 2014, 10:09
Phil Carradice recalls the first Inter-City 125 train to arrive in south Wales from London Paddington in 1976.
Thursday 30 October 2014, 12:56
Ghost stories are a part of our cultural heritage, tales from a long and distant past shrouded in mystery. Stories that originate so long ago it is almost impossible to separate fact from fiction.
Wednesday 29 October 2014, 12:12
You can learn a lot from the gravestones that stand proudly in our churchyards. Whether they’re simple slabs of marble or slate, or huge neo-gothic edifices, the tombstones of our ancestors can tell us much about the character of their owners and about the times in which they lived and died.
Tuesday 21 October 2014, 13:20
Few people in Wales will have ever heard of Morgan Jones. Yet in the late nineteenth century, this farmer's son from Tregynon near Newtown in Powys became a major hero in the State of Texas and built many of the railways that opened up the arid deserts of the southern states.
Tuesday 30 September 2014, 12:52
Phil Carradice summarises the history of lighthouses around the coast of Wales and process of automation that meant lighthouse keepers were no longer needed.
Tuesday 16 September 2014, 10:08
Henry V is one of the most famous of all English kings. However, the perception of most people has been formed not by reading history books but by watching Shakespeare's plays. Henry features in three of them: two as heir apparent and, perhaps more memorably, as the friend of Sir John Falstaff and one...
Thursday 11 September 2014, 11:04
Phil Carradice reflects on the history of the popular tourist attraction in the Vale of Glamorgan - Dyffryn House and Gardens.
Friday 5 September 2014, 08:50
Castell Coch, the fairy-tale creation of William Burges and the Marquis of Bute, sits easily among the trees of Fforest Fawr just outside Cardiff at the bottom of the A470. Over the years the castle and the forest have featured in many TV and movie productions including BBC Wales' production Doctor Who...
Thursday 28 August 2014, 10:06
When you think about Prisoner of War Camps your mind invariably turns to the internment of British servicemen in German camps like Colditz during the Second World War. However, there were also many British Prisoner of War camps – and not just in the Second World War either, in the First World War,...
Wednesday 20 August 2014, 13:32
Pembrokeshire is often called the County of Castles. It might also be known as the County of Islands, as some of the most beautiful, remote and fascinating of all Welsh islands can be found lying along its rocky coast.
Monday 11 August 2014, 16:19
What would have happened to Britain's art treasures if the Nazis had invaded during World War Two? The threat from U-Boats meant that works of arts could not be shipped elsewhere. The solution was found in the disused slate mine of Manod just outside Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Tuesday 5 August 2014, 08:27
Opinion is divided as to the quality of many – if not most – of Richard Burton's films. Yet there is no doubt that the man was a superb actor with a magnificent baritone voice who could, if he had chosen to remain acting on the stage, become a name as great as Olivier.
Friday 25 July 2014, 12:51
On 27 July 1877, John Frost - Chartist leader and the man who, more than anyone else, reflected the desire of the Welsh working classes to obtain universal manhood suffrage - died quietly at his home in Bristol. It had been a wild, troubled and often dangerous life.
Wednesday 23 July 2014, 14:02
As the Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow take a look back to the summer of 1958 when its predecessor, the British Empire and Commonwealth Games, took place in Cardiff.
Wednesday 16 July 2014, 09:07
The date 17 July 1951 might not mean much to the majority of people in south Wales. However, for those living in the Port Talbot and Swansea parts of the country it held – and still holds – a significance that is almost beyond belief.
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