Conwy County Borough in Wales is home to the pretty estuary town of Deganwy, the seaside resort of Llandudno, and the walled market town of Conwy which is dominated by an ancient castle. Not surprisingly, both landscapes and history bring many visitors to the area each year.
Boasting a popular university created back in 1893, plus an attractive seafront complete with beach and pier, Aberystwyth in Ceredigion has been photographed and filmed many times over the past century.
Ceredigion was once a minor kingdom, which became the historic county of Cardiganshire until local government changes in the late 20th century. Today this area of rural and coastal beauty is home to two universities and a resident population who embrace their Welsh roots and language.
Famous for its rugby tradition and as a centre of tinplate production, Llanelli is the largest town in the Welsh county of Carmarthenshire. It’s a lovely place to live thanks to the variety of amenities and facilities while being a stone’s throw from many coastal and rural beauty spots.
Famous for coracle fishing and a rich agricultural heritage, the county of Carmarthenshire is found in the beautiful landscapes of southwest Wales.
Cardiff is both a city and a county within the Welsh unitary authority system of local government. As the Welsh capital, the city is the largest in Wales and seat of the Welsh Parliament.
The Welsh town of Bridgend sits between the cities of Cardiff and Swansea, and got its name from the original bridge over the River Ogmore. Roughly 50,000 residents live in the town, although Bridgend County Borough is home to more than 140,000 people.
Whether you are researching local history matters or an aspect of your family history, there are many resources available to help. This page shows some of the centres, groups and online communities with an interest in the past people and places of Bridgend County Borough.
The steelworks once dominated the landscape and economy of Ebbw Vale, which remains a strong knit community. Images and film recorded a glimpse of the residents’ daily lives at home and work just before the town changed forever.
Blaenau Gwent is a county borough and parliamentary constituency in Wales. There are several museums, archive resources and local history communities available to contact if you’re interested in finding out more about the area’s past people and places.