National Library of Wales Identifies Fire-Damaged Archives

Posted by admin on Jun 5, 2013

The National Library of Wales has identified some of the items damaged or destroyed in a fire caused accidentally by workers using a blowtorch. Archive material which was smoke or water damaged beyond repair included papers relating to Welsh football and the Wales Green Party.

Three boxes of 19th Century chapel records from Carmarthen had already been identified as destroyed. The cost of repairs to the Aberystwyth library is expected to be up to £5m. Some 140 crates of material were badly damaged by water and smoke.

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