Category Archives: Aberystwyth

The Hallworth Family of Hyde and Aberystwyth

We present the first in a series of mini-blogs exploring the Hallworth family photograph album which was generously donated to Ceredigion Archives last summer. Thomas and Edith Hallworth were from Hyde in Cheshire, where he had been a coachman and she a seamstress. … Continue reading

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Inspection and protection: the work of the School Medical Officer in Cardiganshire

The School Medical Service was established on 1 January 1908 as a requirement of the Education (Administrative Provisions) Act, 1907. Section 13 of the Act states that: The duty to provide for the medical inspection of children immediately before, or … Continue reading

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‘I do like to stroll along the prom, prom, prom [& to establish a date for the demolition of the 1936 bandstand kiosk], where the brass band plays diddly om pom pom …’

The controversial new bandstand building now nearing completion on Aberystwyth seafront retains a ring of columns from the 1936 bandstand, built to mark the coronation of George VI. The fate of the bandstand’s short-lived central kiosk has long puzzled local … Continue reading

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‘You Can Join Too’: recruitment for the Civil Nursing Reserve

In the months building up to the Second World War the Ministry of Health was required to increase the number of beds available in civilian hospitals for anticipated casualties from air raids. The Central Emergency Committee for the Nursing Profession … Continue reading

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A lost corner of old Aberystwyth

Look what we found!   This remarkable early view of Poplar Row comes from the collection belonging to William Jones, who went on to be an air cadet leader. It shows the junction with Skinner Street and railings of Ysgol … Continue reading

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