Tagged with: mid wales

11 posts about mid wales on this blog

  1. Aberystwyth pier - courting disaster

    Monday 14 January 2013, 10:49

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Aberystwyth pier has been battered and, at times, almost destroyed but it is still there and parts of it at least are still in use.

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  2. Welsh theatre plunges to new depths... underground

    Tuesday 14 August 2012, 10:32

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Touring company Theatre Rue are taking their audiences into the theatrical unknown with their latest production – they'’ll even need a hard hat.

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  3. The wicked squire of the west

    Friday 29 July 2011, 16:12

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Sir Herbert Lloyd of Maesyfelin and Peterwell just outside Lampeter can arguably be acknowledged as one of the wickedest men Wales ever produced.

    In many ways he was the archetypal evil squires so beloved by romantic writers and early film makers. If he had been born and lived a hundred years later...

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  4. The history of the Royal Welsh Show

    Thursday 14 July 2011, 14:15

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    No doubt about it. You either love the Royal Welsh Show and can happily spend hours wandering around the show ground every July - or you hate it with a vengeance and sit there, in your car, fuming as you try to navigate your way around Builth Wells. Whichever category you fall into, one thing is sure...

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  5. How a village in Powys helped the future George VI

    Monday 14 February 2011, 12:20

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    Last night, The King's Speech won seven British academy awards (Baftas), winning both best film and outstanding British film.

    Colin Firth won the best actor award for his portrayal of George VI struggling to overcome his stammer.

    BBC...

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  6. Memorial to broadcaster Wynford Vaughan-Thomas restored

    Friday 15 October 2010, 15:02

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    A memorial to Swansea-born radio and television broadcaster and writer Wynford Vaughan-Thomas has been restored following an appeal by the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (CPRW).

    The Welsh...

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  7. Owain Glyndŵr Centre's £275k grant

    Thursday 9 September 2010, 14:41

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    The Owain Glyndŵr Centre in Machynlleth is to receive a £275,000 grant from CADW, the Welsh Assembly Government's historic environment service. The funding will be used to restore the Grade I-listed Parliament House.

    The building provides meeting rooms for community...

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  8. 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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  9. 'At risk' historic house saved

    Thursday 5 August 2010, 13:30

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    The future of one of Wales' oldest inhabited buildings, Llwyn Celyn within the Brecon Beacons National Park, has been secured.

    The building will be bought by the Landmark Trust after securing £335,000 funding from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) and Cadw.

    Llwyn Celyn 1 crown copyrightLlwyn Celyn 2 crown copyright

    Llwyn Celyn (Crown copyright: Royal...

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  10. History articles on BBC Local websites for Wales

    Friday 11 June 2010, 17:41

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    North East Wales reports on commemorations held to mark the part Flintshire played in the Battle of Britain. Read the story.

    North West Wales reports on Nant Gwrtheyrn used to be a little quarry village on the Llŷn Peninsula's northern coast. But when the mine went, so did its residents. Today it is...

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  11. History highlights on BBC Local websites for Wales

    Friday 7 May 2010, 17:08

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    North West Wales has a feature on Gil Kennedy who had always kept quiet about his wartime experiences, but a chance find has inspired a children's book based on his story. Read the story.

    North East Wales reports on the town Shotton which has a history of military bravery with three servicemen receiving...

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