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673 posts about History on this blog

  1. What happened to the Snowdonia 1890 cottages?

    Thursday 11 November 2010, 17:17

    Ceri Rowlands Ceri Rowlands

    Once the cameras had stopped rolling, the production team started work on dismantling the Braddocks' cottage, 'Llety'.

    We had originally hoped to be able to rebuild the structure elsewhere and open it to the public but, due to severe weather damage and the difficulties of removing the building from the...

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  2. The Battle of Mametz Wood

    Thursday 11 November 2010, 12:56

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    With Armistice Day today and Remembrance Sunday approaching, it is important to consider the effects and consequences of World War One.

    Over eight million men were killed in the conflict, 37 million wounded, and nowhere was the slaughter greater than on the Somme battlefield...

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  3. Classic rally action

    Thursday 11 November 2010, 10:10

    James Roberts James Roberts

    Peek beyond the blood, sweat and churned turf of the rugby Autumn Internationals and Wales is playing host to another truly high-octane global sporting extravaganza. This week sees the final round of the World Rally Championship where some of the world's finest drivers will powerslide through the unforgiving...

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  4. Bohemian Rhapsody

    Wednesday 10 November 2010, 14:14

    James McLaren James McLaren

    This week, 35 years ago, Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody reached Number One in the UK singles chart.

    So what? I hear you ask. Well, it has a very special place in the history of music in Wales as it was famously recorded, in part, at the Rockfield studio complex near Monmouth.

    Listen to a discussion...

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  5. Women war veterans

    Wednesday 10 November 2010, 09:04

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    During World War Two, women across Britain were encouraged to do 'their bit' as part of the war effort.

    Posters and campaigns were seen around the country asking women to "Join the Wrens and free a man for the fleet".

    Members of the Women's Royal Navy Service (WRNS) were referred to fondly as 'Wrens...

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  6. Lady with the Lamp statue returns to Tonypandy

    Monday 8 November 2010, 14:36

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    A whole host of events took place yesterday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tonypandy Riots.

    Yesterday also saw the unveiling of the historic statue, The Lady with the Lamp.

    First unveiled in 1909 and paid for by the colliers of...

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  7. The Rebecca Riots

    Monday 8 November 2010, 10:35

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Mention the words Turnpike Trusts or the Rebecca Riots and most people immediately think of agrarian distress in the middle years of the 19th century. It's hard to believe but the last turnpike toll gate in Britain, where money was charged to pass along the road, actually remained in use almost to the...

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  8. Tonypandy 2010

    Friday 5 November 2010, 12:53

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    This weekend marks the culmination of a series of events organised to commemorate the centenary of the Tonypandy Riots. This is a free event. Here's what's happening on Sunday so far. For the most up to date details visit the www.tonypandy2010.com website.

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  9. How real was the 1890s experience?

    Friday 5 November 2010, 12:43

    Ceri Rowlands Ceri Rowlands

    A question often asked by viewers about Snowdonia 1890 is 'just how real was the families' experience?'. A few people firmly believe that once the cameras stopped rolling the Braddocks and Joneses left the smallholding for the modern comforts of a hotel or B&B. Some doubt that the families actually tended...

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  10. The Cardiff and Swansea Derby

    Friday 5 November 2010, 08:33

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    Derby matches in all sports - rugby, football, cricket, whatever - are always keenly contested. There is nothing better or sweeter than beating your near-neighbours in a hard-fought and emotional contest that brings fame and success to one side, the bitter taste of defeat to the other.

    That statement...

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  11. 'The Big Experiment'

    Thursday 4 November 2010, 09:15

    Roy Noble Roy Noble

    They say that if you want to feel better about yourself, attend a reunion. There you'll see how rough the others of your age look. I'll have the chance this week when I attend my old college rugby club's 60th anniversary.

    Not that I was ever a gifted rugby player. I was, and still am, your definitive...

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  12. Thursday tours of Llanelly House

    Thursday 4 November 2010, 08:58

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    In September 2010, as part of the Open Doors initiative, Llanelly House, a handsome Georgian house in the centre of Llanelli in west Wales, opened its doors to allow people to see the house before physical renovation work begins in early 2011.

    Wales History was lucky enough to be invited...

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  13. The Tonypandy Riots of 1910

    Wednesday 3 November 2010, 14:32

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    This November sees the 100th anniversary of the Tonypandy Riots. These short-lived but seminal series of events have always held a special place in the memories of most Welshmen, attracting legends and stories, truths and half-truths in equal number - Churchill sent in the troops, Churchill held back...

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  14. Catch up with Turn Back Time - The High Street

    Wednesday 3 November 2010, 14:27

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    Yesterday on Radio Wales, presenter Roy Noble spoke with Nigel Devlin from Brecon, who features in a new BBC history series called Turn Back Time - The High Street.

    Nigel's partner, Caroline Frampton, is a master baker who normally runs their business. However, according to Victorian practices of the...

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  15. Turn Back Time - The High Street

    Monday 1 November 2010, 14:45

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    A new six-part factual series called Turn Back Time - The High Street begins tomorrow night, Tuesday 2 November, at 9pm on BBC One.

    In the series a group of modern shopkeepers and their families, including the Devlins who live in Wales, take over empty shops in a neglected...

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  16. New visitor centre for Harlech Castle

    Monday 1 November 2010, 11:20

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    CADW, the historic environment service of the Welsh Assembly Government, has purchased a hotel next to Harlech Castle in Gwynedd. The purchase of the hotel and car park, near historic fortress has been supported by the Welsh Assembly Government's £19m Heritage Tourism Project (HTP) and is backed by...

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  17. 1890s food

    Friday 29 October 2010, 18:09

    Ceri Rowlands Ceri Rowlands

    One of the biggest problems the families struggled with wasn't the animals, and it wasn't the tough dawn to dusk work routine. It was the food. With limited supplies, generous helpings of offal, no supermarket to pop out to and every meal having to be prepared from scratch, Alisa and Catrin faced a...

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  18. Tonypandy 100 years on

    Friday 29 October 2010, 12:42

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    Next month sees a number events to mark the centenary of the Tonypandy Riots.

    On Saturday 30 October, a Llafur event will be held at Coleg Morgannwg to mark the 100th anniversary. The event is free to attend and there will be a whole host of lectures taking place, including talks by Professor Dai...

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  19. Black History Month finale at the Wales Millennium Centre

    Thursday 28 October 2010, 16:02

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    The finale of Black History Month celebrations will take place this Saturday 30 October, between 12pm and 6pm at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay.

    In partnership with Black Voluntary Sector Network Wales, the programme culminates with a packed day of live music, workshops, discussions and...

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  20. A good Welsh funeral

    Thursday 28 October 2010, 15:30

    Roy Noble Roy Noble

    Jon Dee's passing away has got me thinking of funerals. His funeral takes place this week, and I'm sure it will be a fine one.

    It's funny to think of a funeral as a fine one or a good one, but this has been important in the Welsh psyche for many, many decades. Of course, in the old days, when I was young...

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