Tag Archives: WW2

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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‘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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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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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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