Welsh history and its sources
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Welsh history and its sources

7.8 Post-War Wales

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Image 1: Leaflet advertising events to celebrate the nationalization of the coal industry in 1947. (Source: Welsh Industrial and Maritime Museum)

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Image 2: Gwynfor Evans arriving at Westminster following his victory in the Carmarthen by-election, 1966. (Source: Plaid Cymru/National Library of Wales.)

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Image 3: Leaflet published by the National Union of Mineworkers (South Wales Area) during the 1984–5 strike. (Source: NUM South Wales Area)

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Image 4: George Thomas, Labour candidate for Cardiff West, talking to voters outside the Grand Avenue Polling Station in Ely during the 1964 General Election campaign. (Source: Western Mail & Echo Ltd.)

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Image 5: Front page of the South Wales Echo, 2 March 1979. (Source: Western Mail & Echo Ltd.)

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Image 6: A march from St Asaph to Bangor calling for a Welsh-language television channel, 1971. (Source: National Library of Wales.)

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Image 7: Filming the Welsh-language soap opera, Pobol y Cwm, 1993. (Source: BBC Wales.)

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Image 8: Shopping in Canton, Cardiff. (Source: Mary Giles)

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Image 9: At work in the Sony Plant at Bridgend, 1975. (Source: Sony Manufacturing UK.)

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Image 10: Miners’ wives protesting against pit closures, c.1984. (Source: Hazel Gillings/Tondu Photo Workshop.)

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Image 11: A Women’s Aid refuge. (Source: Mary Giles.)

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Image 12: Salem Chapel, Winchestown, Nantyglo, on a visit to Aberystwyth on August Bank Holiday, 1952. (Source: Welsh Industrial and Maritime Museum.)

From: Post-War Wales

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Image 13: Gareth Edwards, who played at half-back for Wales 1967–78. (Source: Western Mail & Echo Ltd.)

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Image 14: Chairing the Bard at the 1991 National Eisteddfod at Mold. (Source: Wales Tourist Board.)

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Image 15: A male-voice choir competing at the National Eisteddfod in the 1970s. (Source: Wales Tourist Board.)

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Image 16: The Capitol Theatre and Cinema, Cardiff, 1956. (Source: Welsh Industrial and Maritime Museum.)

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Image 17: ‘Greetings from Wales’. (Source: J. Arthur Dixon.)

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Image 18: The Abbey Works at Margam, Port Talbot, 1961. (Source: Welsh Industrial and Maritime Museum.)

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Image 19: Wales, the ‘Land of a Thousand Castles’. (Source: Arthur Dixon.)

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Image 20: Above Carneddi 2 by Kyffin Williams. (Source: Kyffin Williams/National Library of Wales.)

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Image 21: Constructing the Severn Bridge, c.1965. (Source: Welsh Industrial and Maritime Museum.)

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Image 22: Aerial view of Cathays Park, Cardiff, showing the Welsh Office and the Temple of Peace, c. 1960. (Source: Welsh Industrial and Maritime Museum.)

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Image 23: Llangollen International Eisteddfod. (Source: Wales Tourist Board.)

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Image 24: Leaflets issued during the 1975 referendum about EEC membership. (Source: a private collection.)

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