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Patrick Hannan Papers
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Series comprises newspaper cuttings and publications containing aticles by Partrick Hannan, along with correspondence.

Copies of The London Welshman

File comprises 3 copies of the London Welshman magazine, published by the London Welsh Association, dated January 1965, May 1965 and January 1967 along with page of the magazine dated March 1963. Each issue contains an article by Patrick Hannan. The January 1965 edition contains an article on the poet Alun Lewis (1915-1944), a book review by Patrick Hannan in the May 1965 edition has been cut out, and the January 1967 edition contains a book review by Patrick Hannan. The fragment from the March 1963 edition is an article by Patrick Hannan entitled 'Plaid Cymru: the children's party?

London Welsh Association.

Copies of The Welsh Ourlook

File comprises two issued of 'Welsh Oulook' magazine dated April and May 1965. The April1965 edition contains an article by Patrick Hannan entitled 'Cardiff: Banne centre of a cultural desert' drawing attention to a lack of support for the arts, and the May 1965 edition contains a letter from a reader referring to the article.


File comprises letters to Patrick Hannan; correspondents include Dannie Abse, Phlip Weekes, Sir Richard Lloyd Jones, Michael Foot, George Thomas, Sir Bernard Ingham, Leo Abse, John Morgan, Sir Wyn Roberts, Anthony Hopkins and Kyffi Williams. The letters deal with various issues including Hannan's book on Aneurin Bevan, television and radio programmes and the 1984-1985 miners' strike. The file also includes a summons to appear before Cardiff magistrates Court to give evidence in the case against the leaders of the Free Wales Arms, including Julian Cayo Evans and Dennis Coslett on the 10th of March 1969.

Abse, Dannie

Newspaper cuttings

File contains newspaper articles, including an item from the Western Mail (16th November 1996) on the series 'Outside Looking in', a letter from Patrick Hannan to the Western Mail and a copy of 'Y Drych', the North American Welsh newspaper dates August 1995 with a feature on Patrick Hannan on pages 2 and 14.

Newspaper cuttings

The file comprises articles from the Western Mail, Wales on Sunday and the Radio Times between June and October 1989.

Patrick Hannan Papers

  • GB 0210 PATHNN
  • Fonds
  • 1963-2007

Papers of journalist Patrick Hannan including correspondence, research notes, interviews for articles and scripts television and radio programes along with copies of articles. It contains interviews with leading political figures including Peter Hain, Rhodri Morgan, Alun Michael, Dafydd Wigley and Ieuan Wyn Jones as well as correspondence with the composer Daniel Jones.

Hannan, Patrick

Research notes for the HTV programme 'A Welsh Life'

File comprises research notes for the television series 'A Welsh life', based around interviews with distinguished Welsh people along with correspondence with the subjects of the programme and within the production team. Subjects of the programme include; Alan Protheroe, Lord Merlyn Rees, Tony Lewis, Gillian Clarke, George Charles Henry Victor Paget, 7th Marquess of Anglesey, the 7th Marquis of Anglesey, Meredith Edwards, Dannie Abse, Baroness white of Rhymney, Sir David Walters, Lord Cudlipp and Wilfred Wooler.

Scripts for the radio programme 'in Britain Now'

File comprises scripts fr Patrick Hanna's contributions to a BBC Radio 4 programme entitled 'In Britain Now', where journalists from the 'regions' of the UK spoke on various topics . The topics covered by Patrick Hannan from Wales included devolution, Gwynfor Evans, the coal industry, miners' strikes, the clean up after coal, Plaid Cymru, Wales as a nation, the European Economic Community (EEC) and industrial illnesses notably pneumoconiosis. The file also contains typed transcripts of the programme which include contributions from correspondents in other parts of the UK.

Transcripts of interviews with Labour Party figures

File comprises typed notes from interviews with key Labour Party figures including Alun Michael, Huw Roberts (Special Advisor to Ron Davies), Rhodri Morgan and Peter Hain, discussing devolution and the Labour party in the late 1990s and the issues surrounding the resignation of Ron Davies as Secretary of State for Wales and the appointment of Alun Michael as his replacement and his election as Labour's leader in the National Assembly for Wales.

Transcripts of Research Interviews

File comprises typed notes from interviews with leading figures within Plaid Cymru; Karl Davies, Dafydd Wigley, Ieuan Wyn Jones, Dai Lloyd and Helen Many Jones mostly related to the internal politics of Plaid Cymru during the first term of the National Assembly for Wales and Dafydd Wigley's resignation as president in 2000.