Category Archives: Cardiganshire

The Abermule disaster: a tragic death in a railway family.

The Abermule disaster was one of Wales’ worst accidents on the railways. It occurred on 26th January 1921 when staff at Abermule station mixed up the ‘tablet’ or token which was passed to the engine crew to show they had … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive 2020: Make us a map!

2020 is a year like no other. And although it is a time we will never forget, it’s still important to keep a record of it in the county archives. One of the silver linings of this very challenging year … Continue reading

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The walls came tumbling down: Cardiganshire and the 1865 Prison Act

We present another exclusive guest blog by Richard Ireland. Richard W. Ireland is a legal historian who taught for many years at Aberystwyth University. He is the author of many articles and his books include ‘A Want of Order and … Continue reading

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The Morgan Runabout

We present another guest blog by John Wiles. This photograph of Miss Ena Parry of Plas Llidiardau (a gentry house near Llanilar), one of the county’s first woman motorists and cigarette smokers, and friend seated in her Morgan three-wheeler 8hp … Continue reading

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Reporting the Aftermath of the Great War

As you can see on our Reporting the Great War blog, we continue to write about the events which relate to the Great War.   After 224 weeks of blogging the impact of the war on the inhabitants of Cardiganshire, peace … Continue reading

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From Darkness into Light

We present the first blog about From Darkness into Light by the Project Officer, Dr. Andrew Cusworth. We are very grateful to him for his excellent work on this project to digitize our slides collections. Thanks to Nigel Callaghan of Technoleg Taliesin, we … Continue reading

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