Category Archives: Our favourite documents

Photography and Dressing Up in Victorian Cardiganshire

We are delighted to present a guest blog by Dr. Lucy Smith. Dr. Lucy Smith has degrees in English Literature and Archive Administration and her doctorate was on Julia Margaret Cameron’s photography. She is particularly interested in creative archives, and … Continue reading

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Of Murderers, Starvation and Hangmen

We present an 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 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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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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