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Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Filming for Hidden Histories series 2 has been completed

Filming for the second sereis of Hidden Histories has just finished and Element, the production company, are now editing the footage taken over the summer. Filming has been taking place in many locations across Wales and we'll let you know when we have a transmission date for the first episode of series 2... watch this space.
You can still see series one on the BBC iplayer on the BBC Wales History webpages or look at the Royal Commission website for information about the series.
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Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Moelfre on Anglesey

Scrappy, the 3 year old dog was rescued by the RNLI from steep cliffs at Moelfre on Anglesey. This was the second cliff incident this week as a young girl had narrowly escaped injury on Sunday, when the car she was sitting in rolled down out of control over the cliff edge at Benllech.

Moelfre doesn't look too dangerous in this image of the harbour, taken by David Howarth!

To find more images of Wales take a look at Coflein, the online database of historic sites and buildings in Wales. You can search by map or by entering the name of the place you are interested in into the quick and advanced search features.

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Dinorwic Slate Quarry 40 Years After Closure

The National Slate Museum of Wales is organising several events to mark the 40th anniversary of the closure of the Dinorwic (Dinorwg) Slate Quarry. A play - "Y Cau" (The Closing) will be staged at the museum on 20th, 21st and 22nd of August. The quarry includes the remains of the Braich levels of the Dinorwic Slate quarry which operated from around 1770 to 1969. There are substantial remains which survive at the site, helping to show how the quarry operated in its heyday. To find out more check the site entry for Dinorwic on Coflein (The Royal Commission's online site database).
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