2010 in Wales

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This article is about the particular significance of the year 2010 to Wales and its people.





  • 1 July - Wales's four archaeological trusts launch an online searchable HER website known as Archwilio, at the Treftadaeth Conference in Swansea. Alun Ffred Jones AM, Minister for Heritage, observed: “Wales is the first country in Britain that has made all its archaeological records available online”, and “Archwilio will be a tremendous asset not only for the people of Wales but also for those further afield who have an interest in the rich archaeology and cultural heritage of our country”.[18]
  • 5 August - The Faenol Festival is cancelled for the second year running.[19]
  • 23 August - The remains of Anglesey-born MI6 worker Gareth Williams are discovered locked in a sports bag[20] at his Pimlico flat.[21]
  • 29 August - Air-sea rescue services begin a frantic search for missing kayaker Elizabeth Ashbee, who became separated from four colleagues in rough waters and bad weather at Ynys Feurig near Rhosneigr, Anglesey.Wales Online Her body is found in Caernarfon Bay two days later.
  • September – The University of Wales Trinity Saint David, created by the merger of Trinity University College and the University of Wales, Lampeter, admits its first students.
  • 5 September - Holly Stuckey, a pupil at Ysgol Maesteg School, is taken to hospital suffering from an allergic reaction, but dies shortly afterwards. Her parents later claim she was severely bullied at the school.[22]
  • 13 September – Archaeologists working at Caerleon announce the discovery of a suit of Roman armour.[3]
  • 4 November – The accident report on the Kenfig air crash of March 2009 is released.[4] The AAIB makes no safety recommendations, referring instead to the recommendations made in January's Ministry of Defence inquiry report.
  • 16 November – Buckingham Palace confirms that Prince William of Wales will marry Catherine Middleton in 2011. Her title following the marriage will be dependent on whether an additional title is conferred on the prince.
  • 19 November - The Welsh Pony and Cob Society opens a museum at its new headquarters near Felinfach.[23]
  • 28 December – Andrew Craig, of Caernarfon, completes the challenge of climbing Snowdon every week for a year, thus earning £15000 for charity.[24]

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Welsh-language television[edit]

  • Only Men Aloud

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