Tag Archives: Aberystwyth

Xmas Pie

This programme captures so much about Aberystwyth history. In WW2 the town was a major base for initial training for the RAF. This performance brought the military and the town together in the iconic King’s Hall to raise money for … 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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‘Rock beds’ in North Parade, Aberystwyth: No. 1 of an occasional series on the Lost Civic Gardens of Ceredigion

We are delighted to present another guest blog by John Wiles. At first glance this postcard, registered in 1934, appears to show labourers at work on rubble piles between the trees along the northern side of North Parade. On closer … 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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Aberystwyth: Official Guide and Souvenir

[From the introduction to the reprint] When I found an original copy of Aberystwyth, Official Guide and Souvenir in a bookshop in Macclesfield my first thought was to buy it and take it home to where it belonged. But more … Continue reading

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