53 posts about south east wales on this blog
Tuesday 24 August 2010, 16:51
Tonight on BBC Two Wales, Angel of the Valleys follows artist Sebastien Boyesen and his frenzied race against time to create the Six Bells memorial statue in time for the official remembrance ceremony that took place on 28 June 2010.
As well as following the tensions surrounding the building and installation...
Monday 23 August 2010, 14:56
The Six Bells colliery mining explosion in Abertillery was one of worst post-war coal mining disasters in UK history.
On the morning of 28 June 1960 an underground gas and coal dust explosion claimed the lives of 45 local men.
Iris Evans was a senior nursing officer at the time. Now living in Newcastle...
Monday 9 August 2010, 12:16
Once home to the Second Augustan Legion, Caerleon was one of only three permanent legionary fortresses in Britain.
The dig is part of the AD 410 Romans...
Thursday 29 July 2010, 09:50
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...
Friday 25 June 2010, 14:39
Monday 28 June 2010 sees the 50th anniversary of an explosion at the Six Bells Colliery in Monmouthshire. An underground gas and coal dust explosion claimed the lives of 45 men in the tragedy, which was one of worst post-war coal mining disasters in UK history.
At 10.30am on 28 June on the former...
Friday 25 June 2010, 10:51
On Saturday 26 June, Cardiff plays host to the second Armed Forces Day national event.
BBC Radio Wales will provide live coverage of the event from 10.45am, as a military parade travels through the centre of the city from Cardiff Castle and arrives at Cardiff Bay for a Drum Head Service, honouring the...
Friday 18 June 2010, 15:18
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...
Friday 11 June 2010, 17:41
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...
Thursday 10 June 2010, 17:30
England won their only World Cup in 1966. A 'Russian linesman', from Azerbaijan famously allowed Geoff Hurst's debatable second goal that paved the way for England's historic 4-2 victory over West Germany at Wembley.
Wales' national team, despite a deluge of quality players over the years have only made...
Friday 14 May 2010, 17:10
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...
Friday 7 May 2010, 17:08
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...
Thursday 6 May 2010, 13:37
On Monday 8 May 1648, at the village of St Fagans to the west of Cardiff, over 10,000 men clashed in a life or death contest that was, quite probably, the largest battle ever to take place on Welsh soil.
It was one of the final acts in the long running English Civil War, a conflict that eventually saw...
Wednesday 24 February 2010, 11:39
Tredegar House in Newport was, for years, the family seat of the Lords Tredegar, one of the richest families in Wales. In December 1924 the disappearance of Gwyneth, daughter of Courtanay Morgan, then holder of the Tredegar title, caused a furore in the country.
Gwyneth, always something of a wild child...
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