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A cropped close-up of the Wrench Model C projector mechanism referred to in the blog.

The Wrench Model C

Alongside the reels of film collected by the Screen and Sound Archive are examples of film technology – some with fascinating history attached to them.

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A cropped section of a script page, with some pencil markings. The text reads: "1st Operator. Today's May 18th isn't it? / 2nd. " Yes Why? / 1st. " Well that's Good Will Day - the Child [cuts off] the day on which the Children of Wale- [cuts off]".

100 years since the first Peace and Goodwill message radio broadcast

The first time it was broadcast on the BBC World Service was in 1924, so 2024 is significant in the history of the Peace and Goodwill message.

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The three Welsh related books on the shortlists for the Yoto Carnegie 2024 Award for writing and illustrations.

Wales and the shortlists for the Yoto Carnegie 2024 awards

Three of the sixteen books featured in the two shortlists for the 2024 Yoto Carnegie Award have strong connections with Wales. This blog provides brief summaries of the books, all three of which deal with contemporary issues such as displacement, asylum seekers and spirituality.

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Singer map November

That’s not my name! An unfortunate error on an important map

A new detailed map of Cardiganshire was published on St David's Day 1803 - but who was the cartographer?

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A still image taken from a grainy colour film, showing a close-up of a girl's face, her eyes closed. Slightly obscuring her face in the foreground is an empty sheet music stand.

Introducing ‘Cymru Anabl’, a Screen and Sound Archive project

Audiovisual Cataloguer Nia Edwards-Behi introduces the Screen and Sound Archive’s current project, Cymru Anabl, and reflects on its first stages.

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Newly catalogued historical books about cricket in the Library

Historical sport books from the collections

Newly catalogued items relating to cricket from the Library's collections.

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'A man in a cart drawn by a donkey' by John Thomas

New Book on the Work of the Photographer, John Thomas

An in-depth look at the photographer John Thomas and his significant photographic collection which is held in the Library.

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Collection of ephemera and magnifying glass

The Mappowder Powys Collection

Find out more about the Library's recent accession of a group of papers from the Mappowder Powys Collection

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Visualisation of the connections between people in the SNARC database

Reimagining Cultural Heritage Data

The Library's latest linked data project creates new research opportunities.

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