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First milestone of St Fagans redevelopment project complete

The first building to be completed in an ongoing £25m project to redevelop St Fagans will open its doors today.

The Bryn Eryr, which is based on an archaeological site from the time of the Roman conquest, is a recreation of a small Iron Age farmstead near Llansadwrn in the eastern corner of Anglesey.

This rural settlement consists of two roundhouses built with six-foot thick clay walls and large conical thatched roofs.

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The farmstead was built with the help of hundreds of volunteers, school children and members of neighbouring communities in Ely and Caerau.

Together with the Museum’s own building team, they raised up the clay walls, helped to interpret the history of the houses and rediscovered the lives of its original inhabitants.

READ MORE: What's the future for Wales' National History Museum at St Fagans?

Watch Mike Griffiths' report here.


Crews fight fire overnight at Royal Welsh Show

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Around 20 firefighters have been battling a blaze at the Royal Welsh Showground at Llanelwedd near Builth Wells.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said it broke out in a large amount of hay and straw on a lorry and trailer, shortly before 1am.

Appliances from Builth Wells, Llandrindod Wells, Llanwrtyd Wells and Rhyader are still at the scene damping down. There are no reports of injuries.

Meanwhile firefighters are still at the scene of a fire which broke out in the roof space of a house in Cedar way in Colwyn Bay.

How the UK's youngest coachman is doing his bit at the Royal Welsh

There are more than 3,000 competing in this year's Royal Welsh Show and amongst them are four Gelderlander led by the UK's youngest coachman.

Daniel Williams, 39, from Llanwrda in Carmarthenshire, has the task of parading the show's Lady Ambassador around the main ring. Hannah Thomas caught up with him at the showground.


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