12 posts about Memories on this blog
Friday 2 December 2011, 10:40
The National Library of Wales has been criticised by Heritage Minister Huw Lewis AM for accepting a bequest of £300,000 and archive material from a Frenchman, Louis Feutren, who served in the Waffen SS during World War Two.
The SS was a notorious paramilitary wing of Adolf Hitler's army, acting as...
Wednesday 23 November 2011, 13:05
People in Wales might be excused for failing to see the significance of the date 24 November 1816. On the face of it, little happened in the world at large on that day.
Yet in the tiny Welsh village of Llanfair PG on Ynys Mon - or Anglesey as it was then known - a great celebration was taking place...
Friday 11 November 2011, 08:19
Eyewitness accounts from those who lived through World War Two can provide valuable historical documents for subsequent generations.
Welsh Airman David Arthur Harries, from Llandybie, Carmarthenshire, tells how he survived a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Indonesia. In spite of witnessing instances...
Monday 17 January 2011, 12:10
The HMS Clio is a former naval gunship that was moored off Bangor pier in Gwynedd for over 40 years...
Monday 29 November 2010, 10:21
On 10 December 1631 Sir Hugh Middleton, a truly unsung Welsh hero, died quietly at his home in London. He came from Galch Hill outside Denbigh in North Wales.
Sir Hugh was the sixth son of Richard Middleton, MP...
Friday 12 November 2010, 14:03
As Remembrance Sunday approaches, the Big Lottery Fund continues to share with BBC Wales History the remarkable stories and memories of men and women in Wales who have fought in past wars.
One remarkable man is Dennis Whitcombe from Cwmbran in south Wales.
World-famous secret agent...
Friday 12 November 2010, 11:24
If you're looking for inspirational, history-based activities to enjoy next weekend, then reserve your place on Life Stories, on Saturday 20 November at St Fagans: National History Museum in Cardiff.
Life Stories is a free one-day community event exploring the value and popularity of stories about people...
Wednesday 10 November 2010, 09:04
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...
Thursday 4 November 2010, 09:15
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...
Friday 13 August 2010, 13:51
There's another chance to listen to Past Master on BBC Radio Wales over the coming weeks.
Presenter and BBC Wales History blogger, Phil Carradice delves into the famous and not-so-famous happenings and events in the history of Wales.
Listen again online as Phil explores the remarkable life of Welsh based...
Friday 23 July 2010, 11:17
Growing up in Ton Pentre in the Rhondda Valley, Dewi remembers how family life centred around war reports on the wireless and how, as a young lad he knew the distinctive sounds of the enemy aircraft. Here he recounts...
Friday 25 June 2010, 15:23
Neil Donovan was 12 years old when the explosion at the Arael Griffin pit at the Six Bells Colliery occurred on 28 June 1960, killing 45 men. Here he remembers the days immediately following the disaster:
"I became aware of 'an accident' at Arael Griffin at lunchtime when I was outside Bryn Gwyn school...
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