Road shows

The Senedd, Cardiff Bay  29th January 2008

Llanelli  – 22nd February

Monmouth – 6th March

Dolgellau – 18th March

Swansea Waterfront Museum – 19th April

Newport – 16th May

Caernarvon – 28th June

Blaenavon – 24th July

Haverfordwest – 13th September

Aberystwyth – 11th October

Llandrindod Wells – 1st November

Carmarthen – 29th November

Mold – 9th January 2009

Pontypridd – 28th February

Wrexham – 28th March

Llangefni – 25th April

Merthyr Tydfil – 16th June


Blaenavon Roadshow, July 2008

A World Heritage Site was the setting for the July Roadshow, which was held in the Blaenavon Workmen’s Hall, a suitably historic location.  The Hall was a lovely venue right at the heart of the community. Volunteers at the Hall were extremely helpful – even the Hall cat took a turn with the meet and greet team.

Women’s Archive specialists were joined by the South Wales Coalfields Collection, Blaenavon WEA and the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre, who all brought along interesting and relevant displays and information. Frances Younson from the Gwent Records office was with us once again and the Blaenavon Townswomen’s Guild brought a display showing 40 years of the organisation’s history. They also provided teas and coffees, which was much appreciated.

It was a particular pleasure to have Siân Rhiannon Williams with us. Siân, senior lecturer in History Education at UWIC, gave a fascinating talk on women’s lives in Gwent, which was very well attended and a great success.

We saw a lot of interesting items at the Roadshow, including: