Empowering individuals and strengthening communities in Wales, through digital community archiving

Memorial Card cover for John Morgan

A memorial card which records the death of John Morgan, aged 30, son of John and Sarah Morgan. He was killed when a pile of coal fell on him while working in Ynyshir Colliery, Glamorgan... read more

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Memorial Card cover for John Morgan

E. G. Sims & Sons Bakers Van

In this photograph are Sal and David Sims in their parents 15 cwt, Dodge van in the 1930s. E. G. Sims & Sons were Master Bakers and Confectioners and made deliveries around Bonymaen and surrounding areas. The shop began trading in 1862. Mrs Eirlys Sims still runs the family business today at the age of 82.... read more

A photo added by Bonymaen Communities First Group

E. G. Sims & Sons Bakers Van

St David's Day Celebrations, Upper Brynaman Infants School 1958

Brynaman Infants School celebrations on the steps of Brynaman Cinema, 1958.... read more

A photo added by Treftadaeth Brynaman Heritage

St David's Day Celebrations, Upper Brynaman Infants School 1958

Glynhafod Carnival

Glynhafod Carnival... read more

A photo added by St Joseph's Heritage Group

Glynhafod Carnival

Welcome to Community Archives Wales

Digital community archives are collections of material in private hands that have been digitised and interpreted by community groups, enabling the communities to present their own history in their own words.

CAW began as a pilot project to enable eleven groups within Communities First areas throughout Wales to create their own digital archives and share them on the CAW website. Since then, other groups have contributed to the project and the number of items displayed on the website continues to grow. If you are interested in the project and would perhaps like to digitise your own community archive, we would very much like to hear from you.