News and documentaries about the Aberfan disaster, miners’ strike and Welsh sport are among the content included in the UK’s first national broadcast archive.
Housed at The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, it is described as one of the most usable broadcast archives in Europe, transforming public access to a century of Welsh broadcast history with film, video, and audio in both Welsh and English.
The permanent exhibition uses interactive technology to showcase the archive’s highlights, with digitised material from Wales’ audio-visual heritage.
Content from BBC Cymru Wales, ITV Cymru Wales and S4C has been digitised for the archive.
President of the National Library of Wales, Ashok Ahir said: ”The Wales Broadcast Archive Centre is not only a century of Welsh broadcasting history, but a century of Welsh history. And for the first time in that century, it’s available for the people of Wales to enjoy.
“Across our hundreds of thousands of clips donated by BBC Cymru Wales, ITV Cymru Wales and S4C, we have stories from every corner and every community in Wales. Some are stories as they were told to Wales, others are stories that have been told by Wales.”