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New First World War Touring Exhibition for Blaenau Gwent

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Access to Heritage staff have produced a series of pop up display panels about the 3rd Mons Battalion in the First World War, that are available for community groups and other organisations around Blaenau Gwent to borrow for display. The … read more…

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Late Bronze Age socketed axe, dating from around 800 BC, discovered at Beaufort near Ebbw Vale in 1922

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A Late Bronze Age socketed axe, dating from around 800 BC, which was originally part of a hoard discovered at Beaufort near Ebbw Vale in 1922 has just been donated to Ebbw Vale Works Museum. The socketed axe had been … read more…

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YOUR PLACE IN HISTORY – BRYNMAWR

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BLAENAU GWENT ACCESS TO HERITAGE PROJECT presents in partnership with Gwent Archives YOUR PLACE IN HISTORY – A discovery day exploring local history in BRYNMAWR on Wednesday 27th August 2014     Morning session – 10am – 12.15pm (meet at Brynmawr Museum, … read more…

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Centenary of the start of the First World War

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Today we commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War, which was officially declared at midnight on the 4th August 1914. Over the course of the next 2 years we plan to reveal some of the hidden … read more…

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YOUR PLACE IN HISTORY – NANTYGLO & BLAINA

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BLAENAU GWENT ACCESS TO HERITAGE PROJECT presents in partnership with Gwent Archives YOUR PLACE IN HISTORY – A discovery day exploring local history in NANTYGLO & BLAINA on Wednesday 30th October 2013 Morning session – 10am – 11.45am (meet at Blaina Heritage Museum, The Institute, … read more…

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Blaenau Gwent Youth Heritage Project

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Blaenau Gwent Youth Heritage Project   Ok, so if you live in BLAENAU GWENT,   If you are YOUNG, UNEMPLOYED   and you want a volunteering opportunity that gets you out and about with other people of your age then … read more…

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FREE evening talk on The Newport Ship on Wednesday 17th July

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Join us at Brynmawr Museum for an insightful FREE evening talk on The Newport Ship on Wednesday 17th July at 7.30pm. Morwenna Perrot will be giving an illustrated talk on the fascinating story of the discovery and conservation of the … read more…

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Guided walk looking at Upland Archaeology on Monday 15 July 2013

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Join us for a fascinating FREE guided walk looking at the Upland Archaeology of Blaenau Gwent on Monday 15th July 2013. This moderate graded walk will take in the Dukes Table, Brinore tram road, prehistoric burial mounds and Chartists’ Cave. … read more…

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Heritage Half Day School: Exploring the Archaeology of Gwent Saturday 20th July from 10.30am to 2pm at Bedwellty House

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We still have places left on our next Heritage Half Day School: Exploring the Archaeology of Gwent on Saturday 20th July from 10.30am to 2pm at Bedwellty House. This exciting day school is aimed at introducing people to the rich … read more…

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Blaenau Gwent Heritage Guided Walks 2013

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An Evening Ramble (St Illtyd’s and Cwm Cyffin) Grade: Moderate Date: Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 Time: 7.00 pm – 9.00pm Cost: Free Starting/Finishing Point – St Illtyd’s Church, Brynithel, NP13 2AY (SO 2180 0195) Distance: 3 miles Leader: Frank Olding … read more…

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