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Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Discovering a Roman Road in Newtown

The BBC Wales newspage is reporting that one of the longest sections of Roman road ever found in Wales is being unearthed at the site of a new Tesco in Newtown, Powys. The road is thought to have linked two forts , one at Forden and one at Caersws. Archaeologists from the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust are working on the site of the town's old Smithfield market. You can search for Roman Roads and sites on Coflein.
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Kinmel Military Camp

The news that 302 jobs in north east Wales will be lost when Indesit close their factory at Kinmel Park, Bodelwyddan has just been announced. This is a serious blow for the area and for those who may loose their jobs. The factory was built on the site of Kinmel Military Camp which was a huge facility constructed during the First World War. The Camp is infamous for the riot of homesick Canadian troops in 1919 awaiting de-mobilisation after World War I. The Kinmel Camp entry on Coflein will tell you more.

Map image: © Crown copyright. All rights reserved. Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Wales. Licence number: 100017916, 2009.
© Hawlfraint y Goron. Cedwir pob hawl. Comisiwn Brenhinol Henebion Cymru. Rhif trwydded: 100017916, 2009.
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Friday, 5 June 2009

Stephanie Holland Attended Cardiff University

Apparently Big Brother contender Stephanie Holland studied music at Cardiff University, based in Cathays Park, Cardiff. You can find information about the university buildings in Cathays by searching Coflein, our online database. Cardiff's a great city and the Cathays area is particularly grand!
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Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Hidden Histories TV Series Screens Again

Great news that the Hidden Histories TV series is to be screened again on BBC4 starting on June 18th at 20:00hrs - make sure you see it if you haven't already - or watch it again!

The Commission hosted a very successful Open Day at the offices in Aberyswtyth on Saturday May 9th. About 150 people visited the library and had tours of the archive and listened to talks and presentations by members of the staff. We were so please to meet lots of new visitors and welcome back some old friends and hope that everyone enjoyed the day. In particular we met the members of the Aberystwyth Young Archaeologists Club - and we are hoping to arrange some more activities with them in the near future.
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