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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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A lost corner of old Aberystwyth

Look what we found!   This remarkable early view of Poplar Row comes from the collection belonging to William Jones, who went on to be an air cadet leader. It shows the junction with Skinner Street and railings of Ysgol … Continue reading

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Three local men at the battle of Waterloo 18th June 1815

Our recent volunteer Matthew Clayton is very interested in Waterloo and did some research for us on the three local men who we know were at the battle. There must have been others there who we haven’t yet discovered – … Continue reading

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