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The National Library of Wales reveals winning story

The National Library of Wales is pleased to announce the winning story that has been selected as part of the recent ‘Tell Us Your Story’ campaign.

Users of Welsh archives were asked to submit a story about their experiences and discoveries as a result of using the service. A total of 77 entries were received from all over Wales and 22 winning stories have been selected to each win £100.

One of the winners was Tasmin Leighton, who is a History Student at Aberystwyth University:

‘Whilst researching newspaper articles from my hometown for my dissertation I came across Welsh Newspapers Online and the North Wales Chronicle. This resource has been very valuable to me and I wish to thank The National Library of Wales for all their free online resources’

Beryl Evans, Research Services Manager at The National Library of Wales said:

‘ I am glad that one of the winners has been chosen from the library, especially as she has used one of our most recent resources, Welsh Newspapers Online as part of her research. We extend our heartfelt congratulations.’

Welsh Government Minister for Culture and Sport, John Griffiths says:

‘The stories highlight the value that archive services can bring to local communities and demonstrate the meaning and impact that the records they hold can have on individuals and families. The popularity of archives as a cultural and educational resource has never been higher.’

Nicola Williams, Marketing Project Officer and one of the judges added:

‘We were very pleased to receive stories from a wide range of users across Wales. They vary from personal family revelations and local history finds to stories from lecturers, teachers, students, pupils and volunteers. Some of the stories are very moving and others demonstrate how the service has helped them to acquire new skills and sparked new interests. I would like to thank everyone for telling us their stories.’

Some of the winning stories from across Wales will be brought to life in short films showcasing the variety of records, photographs and documents that can be accessed free of charge by your local archive service.

Further Information

Elin-Hâf, NLW Press Office 01970 632534