Studio portrait of SC Howes

Piecing together the anti-war evidence New WW1 'conchy' records

A new record set covering conscientious objectors has been added to the ‘Lives of the First World War‘ website, run by Imperial War Museum and FindMyPast. Added to mark International Conscientious Objector Day on 15th May, the Pearce Register of British World War One Conscientious Objectors collates fragmentary evidence to produce over 16,500 records – see Cyril Pearce’s own background article on the site blog.

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Remembering the price of coal

Sunday 17th May is the 50th anniversary of the last deep coal mining disaster in South Wales, at Cambrian Colliery, Clydach Vale.

Rob Osborne, a third cousin once removed, grew up close to where the mine had been. He reports for ITV News Wales in ‘Remembering the Cambrian Colliery disaster 50 years on‘ – old news footage as well as new.

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Probable wedding photo Daisy Scott/Spencer May

A new look for Cutlock & Co More images, more mobile

Cutlock & Co has had a design makeover.

Nothing greatly wrong with the old look, which has been the same since the start. However it wasn’t perfect for meeting Google’s new emphasis on being “mobile-friendly”. And I’d been on the look out for a simple “magazine” format for ages, although not necessarily for this website. This new WordPress theme {1} appeared to fit the bill, so time for a play!

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