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The Channel Squadron at Aberystwyth

We are delighted to present a guest blog by Dr Brian H Davies. This photograph (ref. GP/1/69) shows a fleet of warships anchored in Cardigan Bay and is one of a collection of photographs of Aberystwyth, mostly promenade views, taken … Continue reading

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Captain Richard G. Read of Llangawsai, Llanbadarn Fawr

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan on the 15th of August 2020 we present a guest blog by Simon Burgess, Capt. Read’s great grandson. During World War 2, Richard Read was a prisoner of war, captured by … Continue reading

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Cardigan? Hasn’t changed a bit.

We are delighted to present a guest blog by William Howells, the former County Librarian and a native of Cardigan. A quick glance at John Speed’s 1610 map of Cardigan confirms that the basic layout of the High Street and … 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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As the swallow flies; my Great Aunt Gwenol’s story

We are delighted to present a guest blog by Gretel McEwen, written in response to discovering her great aunt Gwenol’s photograph albums in our collections. Behind the glass doors of Ceredigion Archives in Aberystwyth rest countless personal and family stories. … Continue reading

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A Strange Case of Arsenic, Expert Evidence and Promiscuity

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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