Tagged with: History

684 posts about History on this blog

  1. The making of the new series of Coming Home

    Wednesday 3 December 2014, 09:45

    Geoff Evans Geoff Evans

    A new series of Coming Home brings a whole host of Welsh stars tracing their Welsh family trees

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  2. Llanelly House: a perfect example of a Georgian town house

    Tuesday 2 December 2014, 15:26

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Blogger Phil Carraidce writes about the recently restored Llanelly House one of the finest examples of a Georgian town house in South Wales.

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  3. Jack Jones - writer and political activist

    Thursday 27 November 2014, 12:29

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    The life story of writer and political activist Jack Jones.

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  4. Ghosts Galore This Winter Time

    Friday 21 November 2014, 12:22

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Ghost stories from various parts of Wales - Monkton, Llancarfan and Cardiff Castle

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  5. Behind Wales in the Seventies

    Thursday 20 November 2014, 10:51

    Steve Humphries Steve Humphries

    Producer/director Steve Humphries on the seventies – the decade when a more liberal and permissive culture took hold.

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  6. Death of the Merthyr Matchstick

    Tuesday 4 November 2014, 15:14

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    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.

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  7. Ghost Stories and Legends of Wales

    Thursday 30 October 2014, 12:56

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    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.

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  8. Poets’ Graves

    Wednesday 29 October 2014, 12:12

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    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.

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  9. What did Grandad do in the war?

    Wednesday 22 October 2014, 09:50

    Cat Whiteaway Cat Whiteaway

    One of the questions I am most frequently asked is “what did my grandfather do in the war?”. Most people who have an ancestor who served during WW1 have an idea of their battalion or their service number but not always an idea of exactly where their ancestor went and which battles they fought.

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  10. Morgan Jones - Railway Builder

    Tuesday 21 October 2014, 13:20

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    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.

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  11. The tales of two orphans

    Thursday 2 October 2014, 09:29

    Cat Whiteaway Cat Whiteaway

    In early June I took part in the filming of an incredibly moving story that was told on The One Show last night. Ruth Buckley had seen a previous reunion story that was broadcast in January and contacted the show for help fulfilling her late father's last wish.

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  12. From the Skerries to the Smalls, the automation of Welsh lighthouses

    Tuesday 30 September 2014, 12:52

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Phil Carradice summarises the history of lighthouses around the coast of Wales and process of automation that meant lighthouse keepers were no longer needed.

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  13. The story of Sapper D J Roach: Part 2

    Wednesday 24 September 2014, 12:59

    Cat Whiteaway Cat Whiteaway

    At the end of my last blog I finished with a single question

    "How and when did Sapper David James Roach get injured"

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  14. The story of Sapper D J Roach: Part 1 – Missing records

    Friday 19 September 2014, 12:11

    Cat Whiteaway Cat Whiteaway

    The service files of several million WWI soldiers were destroyed during the Blitz in WWII. This is one of the many problems faced by historians researching the stories of soldiers who fought during WWI. Here, genealogist Cat Whiteaway explains how she overcame this issue when uncovering the story of...

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  15. Born at Monmouth, one of the most famous of English kings

    Tuesday 16 September 2014, 10:08

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    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...

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  16. Dyffryn House and Gardens

    Thursday 11 September 2014, 11:04

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Phil Carradice reflects on the history of the popular tourist attraction in the Vale of Glamorgan - Dyffryn House and Gardens.

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  17. Discovering Annie's War

    Monday 8 September 2014, 09:36

    Ian Brewer Ian Brewer

    It all started when we had family parties back in the 1950s at my home. There was much talk about Annie during these occasions. Apparently my great aunt was a nurse in WW1 and, as a 10-year-old boy I was curious to know more.

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  18. A Mercantile Marine Medal mystery

    Friday 5 September 2014, 12:07

    Cat Whiteaway Cat Whiteaway

    In my spare time when I am not reuniting people I love to try and solve a riddle - and I'm not talking about Sudoko. This year it seemed obvious to me that the most poignant riddles waiting to be solved are those which involve WW1 medals.

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  19. The Castell Coch vineyard

    Friday 5 September 2014, 08:50

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    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...

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  20. The Colditz of the Denbigh Moors - and some great escapes

    Thursday 28 August 2014, 10:06

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    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,...

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