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.
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.
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.
Monday 15 October 2012, 16:29
History blogger Phil Caradice writes about Alfred Mond - industrialist and benefactor
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.
Monday 8 October 2012, 17:36
History blog by Phil Carradice on the White Funnel Fleet
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.
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.
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.
Monday 24 September 2012, 12:44
Phil Carradice article on Charles Stewart Rolls - aviation pioneer
Friday 21 September 2012, 11:21
Phil Carradice article on the royal yachts of Pembroke Dock
Monday 17 September 2012, 13:42
Phil Carradice article on the Homfray dynasty for BBC Wales History
Friday 14 September 2012, 15:21
Phil Carradice article on Llandrindod Wells
Monday 10 September 2012, 11:58
Just as in the mining ares of Wales, there was always a “'stute” - an institute where miners and their families could gather to read, be educated and enjoy some social interaction – in the coastal regions of the country there were many similar establishments.
Friday 7 September 2012, 12:11
Back in the 1930s there were many labour camps in Britain, and several of them were located in Wales.
Wednesday 5 September 2012, 16:30
Until the final years of the 18th century there was no such thing as standard time in Britain. In each town across the country the time of day was decided, firstly, by the simple process of consulting a sun dial and then by the creation of local time.
Tuesday 4 September 2012, 16:46
Wales' longest lasting industrial dispute took place not in the mining valleys of the south but much further north, in the heart of Snowdonia.
Monday 3 September 2012, 16:18
By the beginning of 1943 there was a shortage of around 36,000 miners, many having gone into the armed forces or left the mines in order to take up better paid jobs in places such as munitions factories.
Friday 31 August 2012, 12:49
Phil Carradice article on the Red Bandits of Mawddwy
Friday 31 August 2012, 12:17
Five of the first six Presidents of the USA were of Welsh descent and the country has had no fewer than ten Welsh-connected Presidents in all.
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