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Glamorgan Archives: Second World War Collection

This Collection accompanies the Second World War teaching resource, created by the Glamorgan Archives.


Find out about the impact the Second World War had on Cardiff and south Wales. Discover how schools were affected; learn about air raids and air raid precautions; find out more about evacuees; explore how the war was fought on the Home Front through Dig for Victory and Make Do and Mend; see how rationing had an impact on everyday people in south Wales.


There are 49 items in this collection

School log book entry from Ninian Park School,...

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School log book entry from Ninian Park School,...

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School log book entry from Ninian Park School,...

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Air Raid Precautions Notice, c.1941

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Air Raid Patrol Wardens during WW2

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Air Raid Patrol Wardens during WW2

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Cardiff map showing bombing sites

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Air Raid Letter from Violet Patricia Cox, 8...

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Air Raid Letter from Violet Patricia Cox, 22...

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Bomb damage, Blackstone Street, Cardiff, 1941

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Bomb damage, Blackstone and Wyndham Street,...

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Bomb damage, Fairwater Road and Prospect Drive,...

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Bomb damage, Craddock Street, Cardiff, 1941

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Bomb damage, St Agnes Road, Cardiff, 1941

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Bomb damage, Fairwater Road and Prospect Drive,...

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Bomb damage, Ferry Road and Holmesdale Street,...

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Bomb damage, Clive Street and Gas Works Lane,...

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World War 2 Leaflet - After the Raid

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School log book entry, Ninian Park School,...

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School log book entry, Ninian Park School,...

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Photograph of Anne Cunningham, Spring 1942

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Class photograph, Rumney School, Cardiff, c.1940

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Air Raid Letter to Anne Cunningham, 24 July 1941

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Air Raid Letter to Anne Cunningham, 24 July 1941

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Air Raid Letter to Anne Cunningham, 24 July 1941

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School log book entry, Ninian Park School,...

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WW2 evacuation letter from Violet Patricia Cox,...

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School log book entry, Ninian Park School,...

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School log book entry, Ninian Park School,...

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School log book entry, Ninian Park School,...

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Immigration Medical Card from WW2, 12 September...

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Immigration Medical Card from WW2, 12 September...

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Cover of Ration Book

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Inside page from Ration Book during World War 2.

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School log book entry, Ninian Park School,...

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School log book entry, Ninian Park School,...

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Dig for Victory leaflet

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The Wild Fruit Crop Leaflet

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School log book entry, Ninian Park School,...

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School log book entry, Ninian Park School,...

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School log book entry, Ninian Park School,...

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‘Knitted Comforts for our Soldiers, Sailors and...

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Knitting Patterns from WW2

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Knitting pattern to make Gunner Gloves

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Knitting Patterns from WW2

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Information document regarding invasion during WW2

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School log book entry, Ninian Park School,...

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School log book entry, Ninian Park School,...

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Photograph of VE Day street party, Cardiff, May...

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