Tagged with: Industry

21 posts about Industry on this blog

  1. A haven of industry

    Thursday 17 April 2014, 15:25

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    On 20 April 1961 the BP oil terminal on Milford Haven opened for business. The terminal was not a refinery, merely a pumping station that took oil from in-coming tankers and then sent it via a pipeline to the refinery at Llandarcey outside Port Talbot. Nevertheless it was an important part of a major...

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  2. Cardiff's historic Coal Exchange at risk

    Friday 31 August 2012, 12:40

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    The Coal Exchange is now one of the largest entertainment venues in Cardiff. But in past times this elegant and distinctive building operated as one of the economic centres of world trade.

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  3. Newport Transporter Bridge

    Friday 31 August 2012, 12:17

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    The transporter bridge in Newport is an iconic symbol, the one structure that any visitor to the town has to see. It is one of only three such bridges in Britain, one of only eight in the whole world.

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  4. Lady Charlotte Guest: translator of the Mabinogion tales

    Friday 18 May 2012, 14:00

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    Pioneering translator, industrialist, linguist, collector, and mother of nine, Saturday 19 May marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Lady Charlotte Guest.

    Born on 19 May 1812, she was christened Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Bertie and grew up in Lincolnshire. Her father Albemarle Bertie, the ninth...

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  5. Strikes and riots at the National Wool Museum

    Monday 5 March 2012, 15:10

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    A new exhibition at the National Wool Museum called Strikes and Riots, offers an in-depth look into troubled times throughout Wales' industrial history.

    The free exhibition, which runs from Tuesday 6 March until 29 June, highlights five strikes and riots relating to work and employment in Wales over...

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  6. Copper kingdom at Parys Mountain

    Thursday 9 February 2012, 10:25

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    The old copper mines at Parys Mountain - Mynydd Parys in Welsh - lie just south of Amlwch at the north east coast of Ynys Mon.

    They remain the best (or worst) example of industrial devastation in Wales. Anyone visiting the site cannot fail to be impressed...

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  7. The birth of Barry Docks

    Monday 14 November 2011, 08:23

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Visitors to the seaside town of Barry, six or seven miles to the west of Cardiff, might be forgiven for thinking that the place held nothing more important than a pleasure beach, a fun fair and a few empty docks that seem to have little or no purpose.

    Yet there was a time when Barry was the largest...

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  8. Marconi and the Welsh connection

    Monday 1 August 2011, 09:10

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Most people are familiar with the name Marconi and the position it holds in the history of radio transmission and communication.

    How many people know however that Wales played a crucial role in revolutionizing the way in which we communicate over large distances? And in particular, relaying messages...

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  9. Swansea's copper heritage set for revamp

    Tuesday 26 July 2011, 12:21

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    Swansea's copperworks are set to play a role in Swansea's Council's redevelopment strategy, helped in part by Channel 4's Time Team programme.

    The history programme, fronted by actor Tony Robinson, features a team of specialists carrying out an archaeological dig in an area of historical interest. The...

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  10. The blackening of Wales

    Thursday 17 March 2011, 09:44

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Modern visitors, people from places like the USA and the Far East, men and women who know little or nothing about Welsh history, heritage and culture, might be excused for thinking that many, if not most, of our valleys were never industrialised at all.

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  11. Iolo Morganwg: scholar, antiquarian and forger

    Wednesday 9 March 2011, 12:33

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Iolo Morganwg remains one of the most intriguing characters of Welsh history. Many people remember him as the eccentric moving force behind the modern day Eisteddfod and, certainly, during the 79 years he was alive he was regarded as the leading expert on ancient and medieval Welsh life.

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  12. Tonight's Hidden Histories: cursing wells, neolithic chambers and the Brynmawr Experiment

    Thursday 3 February 2011, 09:15

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    Presenters Eddie Butler and Heledd Fychan investigate Welsh places with extraordinary stories in tonight's Hidden Histories, with reseachers from the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHW).

    Eddie Butler and Richard Suggett from the Commission visit the Denbighshire...

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  13. Tonight on BBC Four, The Children Who Built Victorian Britain

    Tuesday 1 February 2011, 12:41

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    Tonight on BBC Four at 9pm is The Children Who Built Victorian Britain. This moving and unsettling documentary looks at the Industrial Revolution through the eyes of working children.

    It is presented by Jane Humphries, a fellow of All Soul Souls College, a Professor of Economic History at Oxford University...

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  14. Snowdonia 1890: a new series

    Thursday 14 October 2010, 11:16

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Following the phenomenal success of the two Coal House series, BBC Cymru Wales has recently launched a new 'back in time' programme, Snowdonia 1890.

    Produced by the same team that recreated life in Blaenavon in the 1920s and '40s, this...

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  15. Open Doors at the Winding House, New Tredegar

    Wednesday 22 September 2010, 14:03

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    If you are planning to be anywhere near New Tredegar on Saturday 25 September between 12 noon and 3pm, make a note to visit the Winding House museum, and catch their Victorian winding engine in action.

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  16. David Davies: Wales' first millionaire

    Thursday 2 September 2010, 17:24

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    The story of David Davies, the man who can justifiably claim to be Wales' first millionaire, is a classic.There is no other way to describe it; his life is a real tale of "rags to riches."

    Born in 1818 at Llandinam in Montgomeryshire, he was the eldest of nine children and yet rose from being a humble...

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  17. Ebbw Vale, the steel town of Wales

    Thursday 29 July 2010, 09:50

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    This summer, from July 31 until August 7, the town of Ebbw Vale is due to play host to the National Eisteddfod of Wales.

    It is not the first time Ebbw Vale has been chosen to accommodate a major social or cultural event.

    This is the second time that Ebbw Vale has hosted the National Eisteddfod of Wales...

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  18. Merthyr Tydfil to bid for Unesco world heritage status

    Friday 18 June 2010, 15:18

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    Merthyr Tydfil wants to see its industrial past recognised as world class by the United Nations heritage body Unesco.

    The council is to put Cyfarthfa Heritage Area on Unesco's list of sites bidding for global classification.

    World Heritage Sites are chosen for their outstanding universal value to...

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  19. The ironmaster of Yuzovka

    Thursday 17 June 2010, 11:24

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Imagine the scene. It is 1870 and a hundred ironworkers from Merthyr Tydfil, Dowlais and Rhymney suddenly find themselves in the wilds of Czarist Russia, in the area we now know as the Ukraine.

    The culture is strange, the climate is brutal, the people are distant and cold.

    Everything is vastly different...

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  20. Cambrian Colliery disaster, Clydach Vale, 1965

    Friday 14 May 2010, 17:10

    James Roberts James Roberts

    Monday 17 May marked the 45th anniversary to the day of one of Wales' most tragic coal mining disasters in recent memory. As miners at Cambrian Colliery, Clydach Vale near Tonypandy, neared the end of the morning shift, an explosion ripped through the P26 district.

    Located near Tonypandy and Blaenclydach...

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