Newport Museum hosted a successful Roadshow on 16th May. The Roadshow was opened
by Jessica Morden MP and Rosemary Butler AM, who added a personal touch by bringing
along some photographs of her own family.
The Museum was a great venue to hold the Roadshow and the archive’s own specialists
were joined by Rachel Anderton (Newport Museum curator) and Emily Price (curator
at Tredegar House).
Rachel Lock-Lewis, Senior Lecturer in History at the School of Education, University
of Wales, Newport, gave a very interesting talk on the recent history of women in
the Newport area.
As with previous Roadshows, the public brought some very interesting items for us
to see, including:
An extensive collection of medals, certificates, postcards, photographs etc., connected
to Annie Elizabeth Brewer, who qualified as a nurse in 1903 and was awarded a number
of medals for her work in World War I.
A photo of Blodwyn Mutton, who worked in Curren’s Cardiff Ammunitions, and a letter
of thanks for her work in the protection of this country form Edward Curren, Director.
Original minute books of Malpas Townswomen’s Guild, starting in May 1961, which detail
the activities of drama groups, choir and social studies groups.