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Glamorgan Archives Blog: Discovering Glamorgan’s Past

A statement from Glamorgan Archives in light of the current Covid-19 situation.

Updated 17th December 2021

Glamorgan Archives is open for pre-booked searchroom visits.  Due to the ongoing restrictions, we require searchers to book in advance of any visit and let us know what documents are required.  We are currently experiencing very high demand for appointments, so please contact us as soon as you know you would like to visit.

The searchroom is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am-12.30pm and then 1.30pm-4pm to allow for enhanced cleaning.  Guidance and clear procedures will be issued to all visitors prior to their booked session.  Please email for more information and to book a seat.

We would like to thank all of our users for their ongoing support over the course of the last year, and to wish you a healthy 2022.

Laura Cotton

Glamorgan Archivist

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Glamorgan Archives serves the County Borough Councils of Bridgend, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Vale of Glamorgan and the City and County of Cardiff.

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Keep an eye on our Events page for details of what’s coming up!


Cardiff Arms Park: The Early Years by David Allen

Cardiff Arms Park: The Early Years by David Allen

  • 27/01/2022
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Glamorgan Archives events programme David Allen is the lead author of a newly published history of the Arms Park. Unlike most sporting histories, the book focuses on the ground’s evolving architecture and explores how it developed as an important sporting and social space in the town and city of Cardiff. This presentation will focus on its early years and discuss not only what did happen on the site, but what might have been had various alternate plans for its use come to pass. Please note that this event will be held online via Microsoft Teams. You will need to download...


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