Welcome! This page gives details about ongoing projects undertaken by both ourselves, and other organisations. If you are interested in any of the projects listed, contact
details for the relevant Project Officer are given below.
THE PUBS AND CLUBS OF CAERPHILLY:
Some time ago, an enthusiastic historian contacted us with a link to two fantastic short films he had created, one about the Bowls Pub, near Penyrheol in Caerphilly and one about pubs and clubs in general. You can see the films by clicking on this link for the Bowls and this link for other pubs and clubs.
CAERPHILLY MINERS PROJECT
Caerphilly Miners Project are inviting people to get in touch who have artefacts or documents or stories they would like to contribute to the displays that will be created in the Community Centre when it opens, so that visitors can learn about the history of the building. You can loan or donate your items, it is entirely up to you. They don't need your items/stories just yet but they do need to know what is available and who they belong to so they can contact you when the displays are being created. If you have anything you would like to contribute, the Project would love to hear from you. Please contact them through their website: caerphillyminerscentre.org.uk/contact-us/
All they need to know at this point is your name and contact details and what items you have to share!
ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS MUSEUM SEEKS WW1 PHOTOGRAPHS:
The Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum in Caernarfon are starting the mammoth task of looking for photos of individual soldiers from the RWF who were killed in the Great War.
They are trying to put each man’s name on display on a screen on the centenary of his death and would dearly love to be able to add a photograph of each man to go with his name. It is a huge undertaking as there were over 10,400 men from the RWF that were killed. But even if only a fraction of the photographs are found, it's felt it is worth doing. Many of the RWF were from all over so the museum are asking please could you help?
You can help by circulating this plea to anybody who is interested. Many families have photographs tucked away so this might prompt them to seek them out. They accept scans or copies and any that appeared in newspapers, which often carried obituaries including photographs.
They need as much information as possible to go with the photo to make sure they fit the right photo to the right man – but sometimes a name and date of death might be all they need.
Please email the museum directly at
firstname.lastname@example.org more details or to send a photo. You can also follow progress on Twitter, Pinterest, Flickr and Facebook
CARTOONING THE 1st WORLD WAR
The Cartooning the First World War Project is a Heritage Lottery Funded project being run by Cardiff University to mark the centenary of the First World War. It is creating a website containing all the wartime output of Western Mail political cartoonist J.M. Staniforth, which will be accompanied by commentaries on the cartoons and will allow users to contribute their own thoughts and observations on the war and on the cartoons themselves.
The project is looking for eager volunteers to write commentaries or to assist in the cleaning of the digital images. A deep knowledge of the war is not necessary, but a general interest and a willingness to undertake some reading would be useful.
If you are interested in taking part, please email Dr Rhianydd Biebrach, Project Officer, Cardiff University at BiebrachR@cardiff.ac.uk
HiPOINTS - HISTORY POINTS NEAR YOU!
History Points is a project doing great work bringing history to your mobile phone! Barcodes, known as HiPoints, have been added to various points of interest (buildings, memorials or other permanent features in towns and communities) which you can use to receive snippets of information on your mobile. This is a great way to learn more about the area where you live in or get the most out of a visit to a new town or village! Caerphilly's Cenotaph has recently been added to the project.
History Points have a great website with lots of information in a number of languages. We recommend you take a look. The website address is www.historypoints.org
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