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Et in arcadia ego

Originally published in About Wales, an affectionate look at arcades, mainly, but not exclusively, in South Wales.

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Victorian Society urges Coal Exchange inquiry

The Victorian Society is urging supporters to sign a petition to government to forestall Cardiff Council’s plans for the Coal Exchange and set up a public inquiry into the current situation.

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Plenary debates heritage next steps

This week’s Welsh Assembly plenary session debated the government’s historic environment strategy and its intentions for the way forward following the recent Future of our past consultation.

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Historic Coal Exchange under threat?

Allegations have been made this week in Private Eye  that the core of Cardiff’s historic Coal Exchange could be demolished without listed building consent being sought. The grade II* listed Cardiff Coal Exchange sits in Mount Stuart Square, and is

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Characterisation, Conservation and Urban Design in Wales

The RTPI is holding a conference on the above topics in Cardiff on March 25th. Chaired by Prof John Punter the afternoon session focuses on conservation and urban design practice. Contributors will be Steve Smith (Swansea), Claire Hamm (Bridgend), Niall

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