Category Archives: Our favourite documents

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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The Gogerddan Christmas Pudding

It was with some excitement that we recently received the recipe for the Christmas Puddings served by the Pryse family at the great Cardiganshire estate house Gogerddan (now part of the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at the … 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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How the other half ate: Tea biscuits from the Webley-Parry collection

This is not the first, or indeed the last, time that the Webley-Parry cookbook makes an appearance on our blog. For Explore Your Archives Week 2016, this archivist tried the Tea Biscuits recipe. Here is the transcript, with original spelling … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive 2016: Taste the Past at Ceredigion Archives

There are loads of recipes at Ceredigion Archives. They lurk in several different collections, and span three centuries. Some are in printed books, often promoting a particular brand or product, others are carefully copied in long-hand, shared between friends of … 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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