Workshops

Visits are tailored to suit the age of the children attending, and can tie-in with the current scheme of work.  Workshops available are outlined below.  If you have a topic in mind that isn’t listed below, please contact us to discuss the possibility of arranging a workshop on your chosen theme.

Locality studies

Discover more about the history of your local area.  How has your town or village changed over time?  Find out more about the people who lived there; explore how school life has changed; discover the types of jobs people did in the past.

Sources used include: maps, census returns, photographs, school log books and much more.

Glamorgan Archives Tour and Quiz

Would you like to know what goes on behind the scenes at Glamorgan Archives?  Come and see what most people never get the chance to see!  Take a look in our strongrooms; see our box-making machine in action; visit our conservation studio.  And along the way see if you can find the answers to the questions on our quiz.

World War II

Find out about the impact the Second World War had in your area.  Discover how your school was affected; learn about air raids and air raid precautions; find out more about evacuees in your town or village; explore how the war was fought on the Home Front through Dig for Victory and Make Do and Mend; see how rationing had an impact on everyday people in south Wales.

Sources used include school log books, maps, photographs, letters and much more.

Rich and Poor in Victorian Times

Find out how rich people from your area lived in Victorian times; and discover how the poor Victorian people of south Wales led their lives.  Learn what was it like to go to school in Victorian times; explore the working lives of people in your locality; discover more about the houses Victorian people lived in and the furniture and appliances they owned.

Sources used include census returns, maps, photographs, school log books, diaries and much more.

From Cardiff Docks to Cardiff Bay

Find out how Cardiff Bay today developed from the busy working Cardiff Docks of the past.  Explore how the area has changed over time; discover more about the people who lived in Cardiff Docks and where they came from; find out about the work and business that took place in Cardiff Docks.

Sources used include maps, census returns, photographs, trade directories and much more.

From the Collieries to Cardiff Docks: Industry and Shipping in South Wales

Discover more about coal: where did it come from? How was it used? Where did it go? Learn how Welsh coal powered the world and explore how it was exported via Cardiff Docks.

Sources used include: maps, photographs, census returns, trade directories, shipping records and much more.

War and Peace

Look at two contrasting periods of the 20th century: the Second World War and the 1960s.  What was life like in South Wales during these times?  Find out about evacuation, air raids and rationing.  Discover the impact of the Aberfan disaster on South Wales.  Learn about shopping in the 1960s, and hear how the Beatles visited Cardiff!

Sources used include: maps, photographs, school log books, letters, trade directories and much more.

Glamorgan Archives Tour and Quiz

Would you like to know what goes on behind the scenes at Glamorgan Archives?  Come and see what most people never get the chance to see!  Take a look in our strongrooms; see our box-making machine in action; visit our conservation studio.  And along the way see if you can find the answers to the questions on our quiz.

Locality studies

Discover more about the history of your local area.  How has your locality changed over time?  What was your town or village like in the past?  Who lived there?  Where were they from?  What jobs did they do?  Find out what it would have been like to go to your school in the past, and learn about school rules and the school drill!

Sources used include: maps, census returns, photographs, school log books, trade directories and much more.

In development:

The First World War (in preparation for the centenary commemorations during 2014-18)

Streic! The Tonypandy Riots and the Penrhyn Quarry Strike

A CD-Rom of prepared resources focussing on the Tonypandy Riots, 1910-1911 and the Penrhyn Quarry Strike, 1900-1903, using collections from Glamorgan Archives and Gwynedd Archives Service.

The Tonypandy Riots

Discover more about the Tonypandy Riots of 1910.  Learn about the impact of the riots on the local area.  Investigate police involvement in the events.

Sources used include photographs, National Coal Board records, Glamorgan Constabulary records, newspaper cuttings and more.

World War II

Find out about the impact the Second World War had in your locality.  Learn about air raids and air raid precautions; find out more about evacuees in your town or village; explore how the war was fought on the Home Front through Dig for Victory and Make Do and Mend; discover how rationing had an impact on everyday people in south Wales.

Sources used include maps, photographs, letters and much more.

From Cardiff Docks to Cardiff Bay

Investigate the development of the busy working Cardiff Docks of the past into the bustling, vibrant Cardiff Bay of today.  Explore how the area has changed over time; discover more about the people who lived in Cardiff Docks and where they came from; find out about the work and business that took place in Cardiff Docks.

Sources used include maps, census returns, photographs, trade directories and much more.

From the Collieries to Cardiff Docks: Industry and Shipping in South Wales

Discover more about the journey of coal from the ground beneath the South Wales valleys to homes and industries across the world.  Learn how Welsh coal powered the world and explore how it was exported via Cardiff Docks.

Sources used include maps, photographs, census returns, trade directories, shipping records and much more.

The Development of Industrial Towns

Discover the impact the industrial revolution had upon towns in South Wales.  Explore how towns grew and changed during the 19thcentury.  Find out more about the changes which took place in your town or locality.

Sources used include maps, photographs, industrial records, business records, census returns, trade directories and much more.

Hughesovka: From the Valleys to the Steppes

Explore the themes of migration and emigration using the case study of Hughesovka, the Welsh settlement in Imperial Russia, 1870s-1917.  Discover why people decided to emigrate.  Learn how they felt once they reached their new home.  Find out how they felt about returning once again to Wales.

Sources used include photographs, maps, letters, church records, New Russia Company records and more.

In development:

The First World War (in preparation for the centenary commemorations during 2014-18); Working Children in the 19thCentury

If you have a topic in mind that isn’t listed above, please contact us to discuss the possibility of arranging a workshop on your chosen theme.

Work Visits

We can also arrange work visits to Glamorgan Archives, either directly through the school or through your careers service.  Work visits provide pupils with a chance to discover more about the work done by archivists and conservation staff.  Work visits include a tour of the Archives.

Streic! The Tonypandy Riots and the Penrhyn Quarry Strike

A CD-Rom of prepared resources focussing on the Tonypandy Riots, 1910-1911 and the Penrhyn Quarry Strike, 1900-1903, using collections from Glamorgan Archives and Gwynedd Archives Service.

The Tonypandy Riots

Discover more about the Tonypandy Riots of 1910.  Learn about the impact of the riots on the local area.  Investigate police involvement in the events.

Sources used include photographs, National Coal Board records, Glamorgan Constabulary records, newspaper cuttings and more.

World War II

Find out about the impact the Second World War had in your locality.  Learn about air raids and air raid precautions; find out more about evacuees in your town or village; explore how the war was fought on the Home Front through Dig for Victory and Make Do and Mend; discover how rationing had an impact on everyday people in south Wales.

Sources used include maps, photographs, letters and much more.

Hughesovka: The Welsh in Russia, 1870s-1917

Discover more about the iron works established by John Hughes of Merthyr Tydfil in Russia during the 1870s.  Learn about the community that grew around the works: the town, the families that settled there, and life in Russia under the Tsar.  Explore the effect of the Russian revolution of 1917 on Hughesovka and how life changed under Communist rule.

Sources used include photographs, maps, letters, church records, New Russia Company records and more.

In development:

The First World War (in preparation for the centenary commemorations during 2014-18); The Changing Role of Women in Wales; Changing Patterns of Work in Wales

If you have a topic in mind that isn’t listed above, please contact us to discuss the possibility of arranging a workshop on your chosen theme.

Work Visits

We can also arrange work visits to Glamorgan Archives, either directly through the school or through your careers service.  Work visits provide pupils with a chance to discover more about the work done by archivists and conservation staff.  Work visits include a tour of the Archives.

World War II

Find out about the impact the Second World War had in your locality.  Learn about air raids and air raid precautions; find out more about evacuees in your town or village; explore how the war was fought on the Home Front through Dig for Victory and Make Do and Mend; discover how rationing had an impact on everyday people in south Wales.

Sources used include maps, photographs, letters and much more.

Streic! The Tonypandy Riots and the Penrhyn Quarry Strike

A CD-Rom of prepared resources focussing on the Tonypandy Riots, 1910-1911 and the Penrhyn Quarry Strike, 1900-1903, using collections from Glamorgan Archives and Gwynedd Archives Service.

The Tonypandy Riots

Discover more about the Tonypandy Riots of 1910.  Learn about the impact of the riots on the local area.  Investigate police involvement in the events.

Sources used include photographs, National Coal Board records, Glamorgan Constabulary records, newspaper cuttings and more.

Hughesovka: The Welsh in Russia, 1870s-1917

Discover more about the iron works established by John Hughes of Merthyr Tydfil in Russia during the 1870s.  Learn about the community that grew around the works: the town, the families that settled there, and life in Russia under the Tsar.  Explore the effect of the Russian revolution of 1917 on Hughesovka and how life changed under Communist rule.

Sources used include photographs, maps, letters, church records, New Russia Company records and more.

In development:

The First World War (in preparation for the centenary commemorations during 2014-18); Social Conditions in 19thCentury Glamorgan; The Changing Role of Women in Society; Glamorgan during the Depression

 

Work Visits

We can also arrange work visits to Glamorgan Archives, either directly through the school or through your careers service.  Work visits provide pupils with a chance to discover more about the work done by archivists and conservation staff.  Work visits include a tour of the Archives.

Glamorgan Archives resources can be used to support the study of the core component of the Welsh Baccalaureate, ‘Wales, Europe and the World’.

Streic! The Tonypandy Riots and the Penrhyn Quarry Strike

A CD-Rom of prepared resources focussing on the Tonypandy Riots, 1910-1911 and the Penrhyn Quarry Strike, 1900-1903, using collections from Glamorgan Archives and Gwynedd Archives Service.

The Tonypandy Riots

Discover more about the Tonypandy Riots of 1910.  Learn about the impact of the riots on the local area.  Investigate police involvement in the events.

Sources used include photographs, National Coal Board records, Glamorgan Constabulary records, newspaper cuttings and more.

From Cardiff Docks to Cardiff Bay

Investigate the development of the busy working Cardiff Docks of the past into the bustling, vibrant Cardiff Bay of today.  Explore how the area has changed over time; discover more about the people who lived in Cardiff Docks and where they came from; find out about the work and business that took place in Cardiff Docks.

Sources used include maps, census returns, photographs, trade directories and much more.

From the Collieries to Cardiff Docks: Industry and Shipping in South Wales

Discover more about the journey of coal from the ground beneath the South Wales valleys to homes and industries across the world.  Learn how Welsh coal powered the world and explore how it was exported via Cardiff Docks.

Sources used include maps, photographs, census returns, trade directories, shipping records and much more.

The Development of Industrial Towns

Discover the impact the industrial revolution had upon towns in South Wales.  Explore how towns grew and changed during the 19thcentury.  Find out more about the changes which took place in your town or locality.

Sources used include maps, photographs, industrial records, business records, census returns, trade directories and much more.

Locality Studies

As part of their Individual Investigation, students can visit the Archives and consult our sources as part of their localised research.

Sources available include maps, census returns, photographs, school records, church and chapel records, trade directories and much more

If you have a topic in mind that isn’t listed above, or if you would like to arrange a workshop tailored to one of the non-core elements of the Welsh Baccalaureate, please contact us to discuss options.

Work Visits

We can also arrange work visits to Glamorgan Archives, either directly through the school or through your careers service.  Work visits provide pupils with a chance to discover more about the work done by archivists and conservation staff.  Work visits include a tour of the Archives.

Work Related Education

Glamorgan Archives is happy to take students on work placement as part of the WRE module.  We try to make placements as varied as possible.  All work is carried out under the direct supervision of a trained member of staff.

World War II

Find out about the impact the Second World War had on Cardiff and south Wales. Discover how schools were affected; learn about air raids and air raid precautions; find out more about evacuees; explore how the war was fought on the Home Front through Dig for Victory and Make Do and Mend; see how rationing had an impact on everyday people in south Wales.

Sources used include school log books, maps, photographs, letters and much more.

Second World War – Images

Second World War – Teacher Notes

 

Rich and Poor in Victorian Times

Find out how rich people in south Wales lived in Victorian times; and discover how the poor Victorian people of south Wales led their lives. Learn what was it like to go to school in Victorian times; explore the working lives of people in south Wales; discover more about the houses Victorian people lived in and the furniture and appliances they owned.

Sources used include census returns, maps, photographs, school log books, diaries and much more.

Rich and Poor in Victorian Times – Images

Rich and Poor in Victorian Times – Teacher Notes

 

From the Collieries to Cardiff Docks: Industry and Shipping in South Wales

Discover more about coal: where did it come from? How was it used? Where did it go? Learn how Welsh coal powered the world and explore how it was exported via Cardiff Docks.

Sources used include: maps, photographs, census returns, trade directories, shipping records and much more.

Coal and the Docks – Images

Coal & The Docks – Teacher Notes

 

The First World War

Discover more about the impact of the First World War on the people and communities of south Wales. Learn about life at the front, about the people from south Wales who served in the war, and the care provided for injured soldiers; discover how the War affected life at home and in school; and explore the changing role of women during the war.

Sources used include school log books, photographs, letters, diaries and much more.

First World War – Images

First World War – Teacher Notes

 

Shopping in the Past

Learn about how the way we shop has changed over time. Explore the changing face of the local high street and Cardiff city centre; discover more about the development of home delivery; find out about food rationing during difficult times; and learn about the treats on offer at cafes in the past.

Sources used include photographs, trade directories, building plans, census returns and much more.

Shopping in the Past – Images

Shopping in the Past – Teacher Notes

 

If you have a topic in mind that isn’t listed above, please contact us to discuss the possibility of arranging a workshop on your chosen theme.