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Phil Carradice Phil Carradice Delve into the rich history of Wales – from ancient myths and legends right up to the present. Blog posts in total 386

  1. The Llangorse crannog

    Wednesday 28 November 2012, 16:47

    Phil Carradice writes about the impressive history of the Llangorse crannog in Powys.

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  2. The Forestry Commission in Wales

    Friday 23 November 2012, 16:28

    Phil Carradice examines the sometimes turbulant history of the Forestry Commission in Wales.

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  3. The Cory Band

    Wednesday 14 November 2012, 11:19

    The Cory Band has been probably the most successful Welsh brass band of the last century.

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  4. Saint Richard Gwyn, Welsh Catholic martyr

    Tuesday 13 November 2012, 14:53

    Phil Carradice writes about Welsh Saint, Catholic martyr Richard Gwyn who was executed in 1584.

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  5. Penarth's unusual war memorials

    Friday 9 November 2012, 15:35

    Phil Carradice writes about the Welsh seaside town Penarth that has a number of unusual war memorials for the BBC Wales History blog.

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  6. The Council of Wales and the Marches

    Wednesday 7 November 2012, 16:29

    Phil Carradice writes for BBC Wales History about the Council of Wales and the Marches which was a significant and hugely important attempt at regional government long before the days of Devolution.

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  7. Brunel in Wales

    Friday 2 November 2012, 12:22

    BBC Wales History blogger Phil Carradice writes about Victorian entrepreneur Isambard Kingdom Brunel whose engineering work can still be seen in Wales today.

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  8. Trellech United

    Thursday 1 November 2012, 10:00

    Article by Phil Carradice on the BBC Wales blog on the colourful history of a small settlement called Trellech United in Monmouth.

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  9. Owens the Spy: traitor, double agent or just a self interested money grabber?

    Thursday 25 October 2012, 15:08

    For a tale of intrigue, suspense, danger and clandestine cloak and dagger meetings, look no further than the story of Arthur Owens.

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  10. The tragedy of Ruth Ellis

    Wednesday 24 October 2012, 09:00

    Many people will know the name Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain. But far less well known is that there was a Welsh connection to the tragedy.

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  11. The Italians in Wales

    Monday 22 October 2012, 09:02

    There was a time every little town and community in Wales had one – an Italian cafe and ice cream parlour.

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  12. George Borrow and Wild Wales

    Thursday 18 October 2012, 09:06

    George Borrow remains a man who, almost single handedly, gave Wales an identity in the minds of those across the border.

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  13. Alfred Mond: industrialist and benefactor

    Monday 15 October 2012, 16:29

    History blogger Phil Caradice writes about Alfred Mond - industrialist and benefactor

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  14. Jacobs Pill dockyard: cornerstone of the Japanese Navy

    Friday 12 October 2012, 12:21

    While it was only in existence for a little over 10 years, Jacobs Pill dockyard holds a unique position in naval history.

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  15. The White Funnel Fleet

    Monday 8 October 2012, 17:36

    History blog by Phil Carradice on the White Funnel Fleet

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  16. Caradog: Welsh conductor

    Thursday 4 October 2012, 17:17

    If one man more than any other can be said to have helped Wales gain the sobriquet "Land of Song" it has to be the conductor Caradog.

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  17. Pilgrimages

    Tuesday 2 October 2012, 17:23

    For centuries people of all faiths have made – and continue to make – pilgrimages in search of enlightenment and religious fulfillment.

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  18. The Hamadryad hospital ship

    Thursday 27 September 2012, 12:15

    Visitors to Cardiff in the early 1890s would have been amazed to see three old wooden warships moored in various parts of the docks area.

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  19. Charles Stewart Rolls: aviation pioneer

    Monday 24 September 2012, 12:44

    Phil Carradice article on Charles Stewart Rolls - aviation pioneer

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  20. The royal yachts of Pembroke Dock

    Friday 21 September 2012, 11:21

    Phil Carradice article on the royal yachts of Pembroke Dock

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