Wednesday 20 February 2013, 17:15
At the end of August 1914 Lord Kitchener called for a further 100,000 volunteers to form what he termed "a New Army" to give extra weight to the armed forces.
Thursday 14 February 2013, 12:19
Lots of things get requisitioned in time of war - land, vehicles, even animals. But an old Victorian pleasure pier? True, it really happened in the south Wales seaside resort of Penarth.
Wednesday 13 February 2013, 09:25
Founded on 11 October 1898, the Fed was a union of south Wales miners, founded with the aim of uniting pit workers across the region and opposing what was then the seemingly limitless power of the mine owners.
Monday 11 February 2013, 12:18
John Graham Chambers was one of the most influential and significant figures in the field of late Victorian sporting and social life.
Tuesday 5 February 2013, 17:12
The Welsh Council of the League of Nations, formed at Shrewsbury in 1922, was, for a brief period at least, an example to all world leaders.
Friday 1 February 2013, 09:00
It would not be stretching things too far to suggest that many people living outside Wales formed their initial opinions of the country – and possibly still do - from reading the historical novels of Alexander Cordell.
Wednesday 30 January 2013, 08:30
Anyone with a German name or with Germanic connections was vilified and abused and there was an almost morbid fear of spies, enemy agents and fifth columnists operating in the country.
Monday 28 January 2013, 16:07
For such a small and, seemingly, innocuous place, Colwyn Castle holds a wealth of history – well worth stopping off to view next time you are in the area.
Wednesday 23 January 2013, 09:22
There can be little doubt that RM Lockley was one of the greatest naturalists of his age – arguably of any age. His name will be forever linked to the tiny island of Skokholm off the coast of west Wales.
Monday 21 January 2013, 16:41
The production and use of Anglesey Pennies in the late 18th century was probably the first time that privately produced "tokens" were used in Britain during the Industrial Revolution.
Monday 14 January 2013, 10:49
Aberystwyth pier has been battered and, at times, almost destroyed but it is still there and parts of it at least are still in use.
Wednesday 9 January 2013, 09:09
The west Wales town of Pembroke Dock might be small and relatively modern - it did not exist until a Royal Naval Dockyard was founded there in 1814 - but it has seen a wealth of celebrity guests and visitors.
Monday 7 January 2013, 17:05
Ask any visitor to Wales to name his or her favourite sights and you will undoubtedly get a very mixed and eclectic response.
Thursday 3 January 2013, 08:32
Phil Carradice writes about Welsh Oscar-winning actor Ray Milland who starred in film greats such as The Lost Weekend and Dial M for Murder.
Friday 21 December 2012, 14:31
The greatest account of trench warfare was arguably that of an ordinary ranker. It was Old Soldiers Never Die and it was written by a Welshman.
Thursday 20 December 2012, 17:02
There are 16 other communities called Bethlehem in the world. Wales can lay claim to one of the smallest, the tiny hamlet of Bethlehem in Carmarthenshire, home to about 150 people.
Tuesday 18 December 2012, 15:08
There are over 20 lighthouses, plus several lightships, in south Wales and for some reason these warning lights seem to fascinate tourists and locals alike.
Monday 17 December 2012, 15:36
One of the best known of all Welsh legends concerns the faithful hound Gelert, killed by his master Llywelyn in the 13th century.
Friday 14 December 2012, 14:24
Phil Carradice investigages the murder of wealthy Pontypool man called Dripping Lewis in May 1939.
Thursday 13 December 2012, 17:27
In 1904 Welsh winger Billy Meredith was voted the most popular player in football. Yet just a few months later he was charged with attempting to bribe an opponent and banned for a year and a half.
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