Tag Archives: WW1

Reporting the Aftermath of the Great War

As you can see on our Reporting the Great War blog, we continue to write about the events which relate to the Great War.   After 224 weeks of blogging the impact of the war on the inhabitants of Cardiganshire, peace … 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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Cocoa and the working woman

Do you remember cocoa ? It was what we drank before drinking chocolate stole the limelight. I’ve noticed that “hot chocolate” nowadays represents that which is cosy and comforting and maybe even ‘hygge’. But I’m on a one-woman crusade to … 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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‘From unexpected places’: new sources for our Great War blog

This blog entry is by Dr. Lynn Bruce, whose company and expertise we have recently enjoyed. Lynn came to us from Edinburgh on a very short project contract , and we have been delighted by the quality and quantity of … Continue reading

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The arrival of the Belgian refugees in Cardiganshire

The barbarity of the fighting on the frontline in WW1 led to the largest influx of refugees in Britain’s history when over 250,000 Belgians arrived on our shores.  In the early part of the war it gave local people a … Continue reading

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