Archive of the month

During 2019 we will be celebrating a “Year of Discovery” which will be an opportunity to :

  • look at inventive individuals who have carried out pioneering work in the fields of aeronautics, archaeology, mathematics, Celtic studies etc.
  • find out about adventurous Welsh men and women who have travelled the world as settlers or missionaries
  • discover more about new and exciting resources for researchers in the Archives and Special Collections

The “Year of Discovery” will enable us to build a multi-layered view of our collections  -  presenting our strengths and what makes us distinctive from other institutions throughout Wales.

August 2019

A new discovery – photographs from the Talwrn area, Anglesey

Last month, the Archives and Special Collections received a parcel of photographs in the post from an unknown donor. The parcel contained an interesting collection of black and white family photographs dating to the early part of the 20th century. Having studied the sparse information written on the backs of these pictures we came to the conclusion that they belonged, at one time, to Elizabeth [Elsie] Mary Owen of Rhyd, Talwrn. They certainly provide an interesting snapshot into rural life on Anglesey, but how sad that we cannot put names to some of the faces!

Here is a small selection.

                                                            This "Archive of the Month" was created by Elen Wyn Simpson, Archivist


Click on the links below to view all our showcased documents.












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