Category Archives: Cardiganshire

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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Explore Your Archive 2016: The Workhouse Diet

We have a series of recipes used in the Aberystwyth Workhouse (which was on the site of the current Bronglais Hospital) in 1884. Workhouses were built as a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act. They were large buildings … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive 2016: Maps in Ceredigion Archives

Ceredigion Archives looks after many maps, both printed and hand-drawn – explore how the county changed over the centuries! These early printed maps of Cardiganshire (ref. ACM) were recently donated to the Archives. Here are a few favourites from that … 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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‘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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