Events archive collection

From a traditional Welsh Plygain Christmas worship to the helicopter rescue of opera singer Stuart Burrows, this collection captures both the ordinary and the extraordinary events in Welsh life.

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Man skiing in Anglesey

Anglesey may lose water supplies

10 January, 1982

Anglesey water supplies are threatened as Llyn Alaw freezes over

playing in snow

Heavy snowfall of January 1982

January 1982

Snow storms bring havoc to north Wales

Stuart Burrows in the snow

Stuart Burrows airlifted to Covent Garden

January 1982

The show must go on! Welsh opera singer Stuart Burrows airlifted to Covent Garden

Train stuck in snow

Stranded on the Cambrian coast

9 January, 1982

In January 1982, a helicopter rescues passengers and crews trapped in a British Rail passenger train.

Evacuating Towyn

Evacuating Towyn

27 February, 1990

As sea defences are breached, police call on residents to abandon their homes

Cleaning up Towyn

Cleaning up Towyn

27 February, 1990

Over 1,000 homes are flooded as gales breach sea-wall defences in Towyn

Towyn floods

Towyn floods

26 February, 1990

"North Wales hasn't seen anything like it in years ...."

Plygain

Plygain


In west Wales, Christmas day celebrations started before first light with a carol service. With archive footage from the 1960s.

Christmas in the community

Christmas in the community

21 December, 2006

Historian John Davies reflects on Christmas celebrations in rural Wales during the 1960s.


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Myths

Becoming Merlin

Becoming Merlin

Find out how Merlin discovered his magical powers.

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