Dig deep into Blaenau Gwent’s Archaeology!

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If you’re looking for any information about the archaeology of your area, you need look no further than Archwilio, the historic environment record website for Wales’ four archaeological trusts (Glamorgan-Gwent, Clwyd-Powys, Dyfed and Gwynedd). This week, they have made searching for information on the move even easier, with the launch of their android app, meaning you can learn about sites you visit when you’re out and about!

In one of their latest partnerships with Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust, Access to Heritage will be working with the Blaenau Gwent Youth Heritage Project to develop more data and information on sites around Blaenau Gwent. Look out for posts here and on A2H social media for updates, and for more information about Archwilio and their new app, visit http://www.archwilio.org.uk/

 


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Blaenau Gwent Access to Heritage Project

The Blaenau Gwent area has a wealth of local history and heritage.  Across the County Borough, groups of dedicated volunteers work tirelessly to preserve and enhance the history and heritage of their local communities. The Blaenau Gwent Access to Heritage Project aims to make this rich local heritage accessible to as wide a range of people as possible.  Thanks to a £250,000 funding package from the Heritage Lottery Fund, CyMAL (the museum, archives and libraries division of the Welsh Government) and Blaenau Gwent Council, the project is now up and running.
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