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Goodbye (from us) to Open Doors

Many of those involved in the annual O­­pen Doors/European Heritage Days programme have been contacting us with enquiries about this year’s  programme, usually launched on 1st March each year. The Civic Trust for Wales has organised Open Doors since it began

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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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Sense of place: Victorian Penarth

The Trust moved its offices to Penarth last summer. What a change from central Cardiff! Nowadays, Penarth is virtually a commuter suburb, but it retains a very distinctive sense of place that was shaped in later Victorian and Edwardian times. It’s been fun — even in a miserably wet winter — exploring its streets and discovering some of the features that make this town special.

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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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Celebrating the Chartists

The February edition of the Celebrating the Chartists newsletter leads with the Welsh Government’s call for Newport to ‘fully recognise and develop’ the Chartist contribution to British democracy and the response from the city’s Business Task Force to this approach to regeneration.

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