BBC: BBC urged to increase National Broadcast Archive for Wales funding

BBC: BBC urged to increase National Broadcast Archive for Wales funding. “The BBC should commit more to the running costs of a new National Broadcast Archive for Wales, the deputy minister for culture has said. Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas has refused to commit funding for the project at the National Library of Wales because of fears over its long-term sustainability. He told the assembly’s culture committee the BBC needed to increase its financial support for the plans in order to proceed.”

BBC: National BBC broadcast archive in Aberystwyth in doubt

BBC: National BBC broadcast archive in Aberystwyth in doubt. “Plans to create a broadcast archive for Wales have been thrown into doubt after the Welsh Government withdrew support. The £9m project at the National Library of Wales (NLW) in Aberystwyth was due to become home to 160,000 recordings from the BBC Wales programme archive.”

The Guardian: First database of burial grounds in England and Wales to be created

The Guardian: First database of burial grounds in England and Wales to be created. “The grant will be announced on Monday to help record and preserve rare plants and animals in danger of extinction across most of Britain, threatened by development and modern agriculture, but still flourishing among the gravestones in an estimated 20,000 burial grounds in England and Wales.”

Wales for Peace: Welsh Book of Remembrance now searchable online from Remembrance Day 2017, after two years’ effort by volunteers

Wales for Peace: Welsh Book of Remembrance now searchable online from Remembrance Day 2017, after two years’ effort by volunteers . “The beautiful, leather bound Book of Remembrance contains on velum parchment – illuminated in gold leaf, fine ink and calligraphy – the names of over 40,000 ‘men and women of Welsh birth and parentage, and of all those belonging to the regiments of Wales, who gave their lives in the war 1914-1918.’ Researched and compiled by hand through the 1920s by a women working with renowned calligrapher Graily Hewitt of Lincoln’s Inn and the Gregynog Press, the book is the Roll of Honour to accompany the WW1 War Memorial in Cathays Park, opened by King Edward VII in 1928. Opposite Wales’ War Memorial, the Temple of Peace – opened in 1938 – was built to house the book, and in memory of those who had lost their lives, to ‘become a symbol of Wales’ determination to strive for justice and peace for future generations’.”