Pupils from Cwmbran High School at Who Do I Think I Was? Exhibition Launch

Cwmbran High School and Thornhill Craft Group found out what their lives might have been like during the First World War

Community groups from Cwmbran have been imagining what their lives might have been like during the First World War. It is part of the Who Do I Think I Was? project, led by Head4Arts and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund who have been working with groups from across the South East Wales Valleys. Finding people with similarities to themselves During the project, the groups visited Gwent and Glamorgan Archives to learn more about the conflict and its impact on local communities.  Archive staff supported them to research around their own specific interests, concentrating on the experiences of people with whom they shared similarities, such as living in the same town, having…

Hilston Park is action-packed fun for the children

See how children with diabetes in Gwent get support as they grow up thanks to the team at the Royal Gwent Hospital

The Children’s Diabetes Team based at the Royal Gwent Hospital work with children wth diabetes across Newport, Torfaen, Monmouthshire and Caerphilly. They help children gain confidence in managing their condition as they grow up. Claire Baker, paediatric dietitian, wrote this blog post about the work of  the team and how children enjoy fun activities together outside the hospital.

Katie Gibbs spotted this in St Dials

A Cwmbran historian writes about the remains of a building recently found in St Dials

A photo posted by a Cwmbran Life reader has led to an investigation by a historian from Cwmbran. Katie Gibbs shared this photo above and asked: “Can anyone tell me what this used to be please. It’s over one of the police college fields. It looks like an old bridge and it’s got a little stream going underneath it. It’s like a bashed down old house by it?”