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Welcome to Gathering the Jewels.

Here you will find over 20,000 images of objects, books, letters, aerial photographs and other items from museums, libraries and record offices in Wales.

Themes

Themes have been created to bring together related items which appear on our website. Some themes are made up of collections of letters, photographs, artefacts or paintings. Other themes include a variety of items which are related to a particular subject, event or individual. As well as making it possible for you to view individual items as collections, the majority of themes include descriptions which provide additional background information. Every day, three different themes are selected for you to view, 'Today's Themes'. You can also choose to view our 'A-Z Theme List' or 'Browse Themes'.

Today's Themes

Theme: Plans for a proposed workhouse at Lampeter, 1875Plans for a proposed workhouse at Lampeter, 1875

A set of eight plans for a proposed workhouse at Lampeter drawn by a firm of architects called Szlumper and Aldwinckle of London and Aberystwyth.

Theme: Time capsule of the new Wesleyan Chapel, Aberystwyth, 1878Time capsule of the new Wesleyan Chapel, Aberystwyth, 1878

A glass bottle and its contents, found behind one of the foundation stones of St. Paul's Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Aberystwyth, in 1999.

Theme: Mining, Chapel and Political banners (South Wales Miners' Library and Cynon Valley Museum)Mining, Chapel and Political banners (South Wales Miners' Library and Cynon Valley Museum)

A collection of Sunday school, chapel and trade union banners, from the 19th and 20th centuries. Included in this collection is a banner from the Chinese Miners' Union (1955) and four banners promoting devolution in Wales (1999).

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