Trelawnyd at the turn of the Century
Yesterday I received an email from The National Library of Wales,
"Dear Mr Gray,
The National Library of Wales would like to invite you to participate in the UK Web Archive by archiving your web site (http://trelawnydhistory.blogspot.co.uk/). The UK Web Archive is a partnership between the National Library of Wales, the British Library, and the National Library of Scotland, to preserve website for future users. We have identified this web site as an important part of Wales’ documentary heritage and would like it to remain available to researchers in the future. The archived copy of your web site will form part of our permanent collections"
I was tickled pink! For now Going Gently's more serious and more worthy sister blog will be archived for future generations! Auntie Glad words will live on as will the stories of villagers past ( who could forget the animated video between Olwenna Hughes and Gwyneth Jones as they discussed a visiting belly dancer in the village Hall!
If you want to read more about the history of the village it's characters the link is way down my right sidebar...just click on the photo of auntie Glad- Trelawnyd Voices From The Past!
Couldn't happen to a nicer fella. xxReplyDelete
Congratulations, although I think Going Gently should also be recognised and archived as a modern reflection of Trelawnyd.ReplyDelete
Hearty congrats John!ReplyDelete
Well, it was quite some time ago, a number of months, when I sent an email to Wales National Library suggesting that your blog should be archived, and the library did not reply. Maybe cogs move slowly in Wales. I did actually put some effort into the email, so unlike me. I suggested your blog represented social change, changing demographics but most importantly, a snapshot of a certain period in the history in Wales. I too have been archived. We cross two very different worlds, analogue and digital. We almost experienced the new tv device, certainly colour tv. We know about party telephone lines yet we use digital technology easily. There will never be another time like we and our parents have lived through, well, until world peace is declared, which would please me greatly.ReplyDelete
Well thank you Andrew, it was very kindDelete
Oh yes, and congratulations. The library should have, and maybe did, picked up your blog of its own accord.Delete
Congratulations. To you both.Delete
One day it will feature as a footnote in a PhD. Ibid and op cit. Nice one JohnxReplyDelete
Congrats! I thought you might quit a while back but now you must continue for history. Yea!ReplyDelete
So brilliant and so well-deserved!ReplyDelete
How wonderful! Congratulations, John. BTW, re:Photo, which century?ReplyDelete
Great news, well deserved. May all your blogs be historic!ReplyDelete
That's great ....My video appearance pronouncing " trelawnyd " is going to be immortalizedReplyDelete
Just checked ....It's not on there.....It's on this one ....Bastards !!!!!!Delete
Congratulations! At first I thought Going Gently was to be archived and my immediate thought was about how many times you've discussed bathroom habits being immortalized for the ages.ReplyDelete
Just think - your arse immortalised for all eternity...ReplyDelete
Yeah, all over Wales, London and Edinburgh! How exciting!Delete
That is SO cool! History buffs of the future will be indebted to your work today!ReplyDelete
Felicitations! I hope you're not going to let the news go to your head and allow it to alter your life.ReplyDelete
How great is that!!! You see, Prof mentioned a book and now this has happened - might be the first step towards that book!ReplyDelete
That's wonderful news John!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to you! It's grand that your capturing of a very particular place and time will be available for future generations.ReplyDelete
I will confess that I have yet to click to your other site, and until now did not know of its existence. I guess I still am a relative newcomer around here. My good news is that I have many interviews to check out, even before they become part of a library.
Kudos to you, it is a wonderful compliment to you to be selected for perpetuity. I have just viewed your other blog and what a wonderful archive for future generations. Sue HReplyDelete
That's fantastic, John.ReplyDelete
I've read Voices from the Past, a couple of times. Wonderful that it won't be lost.ReplyDelete
John! This is amazing! What an honor!ReplyDelete
Well done you , Professor Mick Aston would heartily approve!!ReplyDelete
I knew it, someone just had to notice that burning love you have for Trelawnyds history and welfare. GOOD work, John!!! Congratulations. I've clicked the link, it's fabulous reading!ReplyDelete
Congratulations, John! That must have been so satisfying to know that your time and energy haven't gone unnoticed. -JennReplyDelete
Wow! Wow! Wow! How fabulous. Congratulations and what a compliment. You must be so proud and I bet the Prof is thrilled. What a brilliant achievement. :-)ReplyDelete
Congratulations John! Your blogs have gotten me through quite a bit of trauma and depressing things and I am thrilled that you will be preserved for posterity (sounds a bit ominous when stated that way). You are an amazing person to do so many different things and to do them with grace and dignity! Please carry on!!ReplyDelete
Quite an honor. I did not even know you had another blog so I will pop over and take a look see.ReplyDelete
I have enjoyed reading both of your blogs.
A big YeeHaw from Tucson.
Great news John.ReplyDelete
Congrats! I'd never seen this other extremely interesting blog of your village and surrounding area. It's a huge job to find, and then share, so much history. People such as you are special and will hopefully be thanked profusely in the years to come. Things must be written down - and we must always identify the people and places in photos.ReplyDelete
Keep up the great work John.
This is fabulous ! and well deserved !ReplyDelete
How fantastic - well done you!ReplyDelete
How brilliant. I hope it won't effect your writing 'style'.ReplyDelete
Fantastic to have your other blog archived; congratulations :)ReplyDelete
I have read the voices of the past few times, i like it. Congratulations.ReplyDelete
The history and voices of "regular" people is very important and often overlooked.Thank you for doing your part to save it.Congratulations it is a great honor!ReplyDelete
Are all the comments on your other blog now immortal too?ReplyDelete
They were smart to realize the treasure that you have made possible.ReplyDelete
They should definitely consider archiving "Going Gently" as it speaks very interestingly of the world we have been living in these past ten years.ReplyDelete
That is wonderful! Congratulations! What a great way to preserve history, in the well spoken voice of a local!ReplyDelete
Absolutely fabulous !
Was Newmarket Trelawynd before Welsh names became popularReplyDelete
Newmarket was the village's original name ( named by John Wynne who founded the villageDelete
Well done and such a pleasure to read each night. You're like a modern day Flora Thompson.ReplyDelete
Congratulations. What a lovely feather in your cap.ReplyDelete
OMG, that's impressive! How proud must you & the Prof be!ReplyDelete
John, that's wonderful, many, many congratulations. You deserve this accolade.ReplyDelete
Brilliant news 😊ReplyDelete
Your style of writing will make reading 'history' enjoyable and easy for generations to come.
Bloody hell, that's one heck of compliment! Congratulations.ReplyDelete
And what a treasure that will be John. So many voices from the past have vanished in thin air - now at least your village will have a valuable contribution from you. Congratulations.ReplyDelete
Wow, congratulations John, preserved forever in history!ReplyDelete
Well done John..you must be terribly proud.ReplyDelete
We are proud of you, does that make you an Historian, another chapter for your book. wow
T AND A xx
Congratulations! That is amazing and wonderful news. Of course, I DO think they should archive this blog as well!ReplyDelete
Well done you!ReplyDelete