Wales:- Social Life and Customs


‘Medicine and Health in Wales before the NHS’ project..  "The ‘Medicine and Health in Wales before the NHS’ project was established to promote the Medical Print Collection and enhance online access by cataloguing the entire Collection, with items published before 1900 to be digitised. The project began in November 2018 and was funded by the Wellcome Trust."  National Library of Wales/collections/printed materials

Welsh Ballads online at the NLW

A History of Black People in Wales, Britain and beyond. "A brief reading list of publications and materials relating to the history of black people in Wales, Britain and beyond." NLW Library

The Welsh Corgi - on Wikipedia   "Sometimes just known as a Corgi, two separate breeds are recognised: the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi......."

The Folk Song Tradition in Wales - on the NLW blog

Lives in Crime: The Social and Cultural History of Wales in the Court of Great Sessions  by Angela Muir- on the NLW blog

Midwifery and Maternity Care for Single Mothers in Eighteenth-Century Wales by Angela Muir

People's Collection Wales

The Welsh national rugby team, vs England, Dewsbury, 15 February 1890 - on the People's Collection Wales site

Welsh National Eisteddfod  - Sundry references from various sources

Crime and Punishment Database - at the NLW.
"Comprises data about crimes, criminals and punishments included in the gaol files of the Court of Great Sessions in Wales from 1730 until its abolition in 1830. The Court could try all types of crimes, from petty thefts to high treason."

Payments to a Serving Maid. (Search Catalogue) The National Library of Wales site. A manuscript which sheds some light on the subject of working women's dress during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries

The Hendregadredd Manuscript. (Search Catalogue) The National Library of Wales site. The manuscript is the earliest witness of the works of the Gogynfeirdd, the Welsh court poets who were active from the early twelfth century until the fourteenth century, and was probably copied at the Cistercian abbey of Strata Florida in Ceredigion

The Book of Taliesin. (Search Catalogue) The National Library of Wales site. The Book of Taliesin, dating from the second half of the fourteenth century, is one of the most famous Welsh manuscripts and contains a collection of some of the oldest poems in Welsh.

The National Anthem. (Search Catalogue)The National Library of Wales site. Images and audio

Eisteddfod of Wales site