The Snows of Yesteryear at the Royal Welsh Show

The sweltering 2012 Royal Welsh Show was the ideal occasion to spread the word about ‘The Snows of Yesteryear’. The project received media attention from BBC Radio Cymru (Geraint Lloyd, Wednesday afternoon), BBC Radio Wales (Thursday’s Good Morning Wales) and S4C (Y Sioe/12, Thursday afternoon).

The project was based at the National Library of Wales’ stand throughout the four days, which gave a fantastic opportunity for the public to learn more about the project and how to share their memories of extreme weather.

The Show was an extreme weather event in itself as the BBC reported that,

St John Wales declared a major heatstroke incident after being overwhelmed by people needing help on Monday and Tuesday. Such was the demand on Tuesday for space that some patients were treated in the [medical] centre’s kitchen. An inflatable tent was put up on Wednesday providing an extra 12 spaces. On Monday staff dealt with 190 cases at the show, while on Tuesday there were 202, of which about 120 were for heatstroke.” (full story at:

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