Glamorgan Archives Blog: Discovering Glamorgan’s Past

Porthcawl Dock Plans

Porthcawl Dock Plans

In 1825 local industrialists and landowners obtained an Act of Parliament for building a tram road down the Llynfi valley to Porthcawl bay, and improving.. Read More →

First World War

If you’re seeking information on the impact of the war upon your own family, town or locality, Glamorgan Archives may be able to help.

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Our catalogue, Canfod, contains descriptions of over 180,000 items in our collection and is regularly updated with descriptions of new records we receive and new catalogues we create.

How to find us

Information on how to reach us on foot, by car, on the bus and by train.

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.

What’s on

Glamorgan Archives organises regular FREE events which anyone is welcome to attend.  Our events are based on themes which link to our collections and connect to the community we serve.

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

Eisteddfod Events 2018

  • 07/08/2018 - 10/08/2018
  • All Day
  • Archifau Morgannwg, Caerdydd

    Behind the Scenes Tours

    Take a tour behind the scenes at Glamorgan Archives and discover more about the work we do to collect, preserve and make accessible the history of south east Wales.

    Tuesday 7th August, 2pm

    Wednesday 8th August, 10.30am

    Thursday 9th August, 2pm

    Friday 10th August, 10.30am

    Places are limited to please contact Glamorgan Archives in advance to secure your place

    Location: Tours start from the reception area at Glamorgan Archives, Clos Parc Morgannwg, Leckwith, Cardiff CF11 8AW

    Cost: FREE

    N.B. These tours will be conducted through the medium of Welsh


    Glamorgan’s Blood: Discovering the History of the South Wales Coalfield

    Rhian Diggins and Louise Clarke from Glamorgan Archives will be speaking about the Glamorgan’s Blood project to catalogue and conserve the archive of the National Coal Board and its predecessor companies, relating some of the stories discovered while undertaking the work.

    Friday 10th August, 5.30pm

    Location: Societies 1, Y Senedd, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4PZ

    Cost: FREE

    N.B. This talk will be delivered in Welsh; simultaneous translation will be available.

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