Category Archives: Guest blog

The Hallworths part 2: Oh, what a lovely war!

We present part two of the Hallworth family mini series! This fascinating photograph shows Thomas Hallworth at war, on the beach near Alexandria. In Civvy Street, Thomas, who had started off as a coachman at Hyde in Cheshire, was a … Continue reading

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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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Motor Vehicle Registrations in Cardiganshire

Motor Vehicle Registrations started in Cardiganshire on 1st January 1904 and it took 45 years till 1949 for 10,000 vehicles (EJ 1 to EJ 9999) to be registered in the county. Following on from my previous blog of October 2014, … Continue reading

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Eliza Webley-Parry: The Journals of a Genteel Woman of Nineteenth-Century Cardiganshire

Dr Rose McCormack Over the past three months I have been volunteering for Ceredigion archive. The project I have been working on has been an exciting one; I was asked by the archive to look at the diaries of Eliza … Continue reading

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Work Experience at Ceredigion Archives – from an A-Level Student

As an A-Level student interested in studying a history degree course at university, over the last year I have given the idea of acquiring suitable work experience quite a lot of thought. A history degree can lead you to many … 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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