Tiger Bay and the War at Sea during the First World War

Community day and talk.
Come and tell your stories


17 July 2018 
Drop in 10:00 - 16:00
Butetown Community Centre


Tiger Bay, First World War, BAME Seamen and their Community

A free public lecture by Helen Rowe and colleagues from Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales who will give an overview of the project to survey First World War wrecks and the involvement of coastal communities around Wales to tell stories of the ships and men and women onboard. This lecture will include material that relates especially to BAME seaman and the Tiger Bay community.

This lecture is linked the the Vision for Cardiff Bay & Heritage conference on 30 -31 May which is one of the events linked to the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Cardiff (full conference programme for the 2 days www.vision2018.co.uk)

The lecture will provide an introduction to our own local project which will

  • research individual local First World War BAME seafarers
  • at a later public workshop collect and record memories and scan photos and documents
  • display at an exhibition the results of the research locally and around Wales

May 30 17:30
The Exchange Hotel


Pop-Up Museum at Wales Millennium Centre

We have collaborated with Ongl for WMC to add some of our image collection to this pop-up museum and coal carts.

Help create the pop-up museum exhibit, inspired by the theme of Growing up in Tiger Bay.
Whether you are from the docks or beyond, bring an object or image to share about your very own childhood playground and learn about the adventures of growing up in the wondrous and infamous Tiger Bay.

Make a copy of your object or image for the museum display; write a label and share your stories; watch a collective history of Tiger Bay grow! 

You can visit from:
Oct 30 - Nov 4, Nov 11, 18 & 25 
11:00 - 16:00

Explore more about the people and commerce of Tiger Bay on the coal carts at any time.