The Chronicle Project

Community Heritage / What We Do / What's on

For over a century, volunteers have been the backbone of our communities. In Cardiff, volunteering led directly to the creation of VCS – a landmark charity working to engage, encourage and inspire.

Using the First World War as its starting point and spanning the century up to 2014, the Chronicle Project unearthed historical records related to volunteering in archives, museums, and libraries across Cardiff, including records kept by voluntary organisations.


From December 2015 to December 2017, a team of volunteers recorded oral histories, organised workshops, hosted community radio programmes, walking tours, and exhibitions, and created an online archive of 100 years of community engagement in Europe’s youngest capital city.

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From the blog

Cardiff Chronicle #8: the story of VCS volunteering

Alice Campion from VCS Cymru’s Chronicle Project meets Robert Davies – the Founder of VCS – and hears about what […]

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Cardiff Chronicle #7: the Story of Cardiff's cinemas

Alice Campion from VCS Cymru’s Chronicle Project hears about the history of Cardiff’s cinema from four people with different perspectives:- […]

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Cardiff Chronicle #6: The Story of Cardiff City FC

The story of how Cardiff City Football Club started and grew, and its crowing glory in winning the FA Cup […]

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