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A force to be reckoned with: South Wales Police 21 – 12 Cardiff, Waterton Cross Park, 8 October 1969

A force to be reckoned with: South Wales Police 21 – 12 Cardiff, Waterton Cross Park, 8 October 1969

One of the by-products of the establishment of the South Wales Constabulary, 50 years ago, was the creation of a rugby team that drew together.. Read More →

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From Cardiff to the Caribbean: 1919 Race Riots

From Cardiff to the Caribbean: 1919 Race Riots

  • 08/07/2019 - 16/08/2019
  • All Day
  • Glamorgan Archives, Leckwith, Cardiff.

    Organised by The National Archives, this small display explores the impact, both national and international, of the 1919 ‘Race Riots’ in Wales.

    Learn about the connections between events in Welsh ports and widespread, global unrest during the era. Historical documents in this display show how both the government and the media reacted to unrest in the colonies, and a rising political awareness among the black community.

    Special tours:

    Thursday 1 August, 2pm

    Monday 12 August, 6pm


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