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Government Evacuation Scheme: new arrivals in Cardiganshire

The Government Evacuation Scheme, codenamed Operation Pied Piper, began on Friday, 1st of September 1939 and arranged for the removal of more than three million people from areas under threat of aerial bombardment to towns and rural locations deemed to … Continue reading

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Aberystwyth Pier – 150 years of history

In 1864 the railway arrived in Aberystwyth bringing with it a wave of enthusiasm regarding the growth of the town as ‘the Biarritz of Wales’. It saw the development of hotels and the building of a pier on Aberystwyth promenade. … Continue reading

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Memories lost and found: Swyddfa’r Sir and Ceredigion Archives

My mum was the witness at her friends’ wedding the other week;  she was very impressed by the North Ceredigion Registry Office and the simple but moving ceremony. It reminded me of the weddings we had in Swyddfa’r Sir, the old … Continue reading

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Oh we do like to be beside the sea-side! But not too near, obviously.

We’ve just mounted a new display at Ceredigion Archives. It’s quite a small display because we probably have the smallest display space of any archives anywhere, consisting, as it does of an old wooden, glass-fronted cabinet on little sticky legs … Continue reading

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