Carmarthenshire Photographic Archives

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Carmarthenshire Photographic Archives

  1. 1. Volunteer Archivists Sian Rogers, Elizabeth Shute, Stella Griffiths and Sarah GallopResidents of Carmarthenshire will soon be able to access a photographic archive, which could containphotographs of their grandparents, parents and themselves as children and adults. A team of volunteersare sifting through tens of thousands of negatives and photographs within the archives of five professionalCarmarthenshire photographers of yesteryear. Lists of people’s names along with the town, date andevent will be published online and placed on notice boards around Carmarthenshire in an attempt toreunite people with their long lost photographs. Stella Griffiths from the Carmarthenshire PhotographicArchive group said “This is a fantastic project, which has already generated plenty of interest. Ourvolunteers are working very hard going through masses of negatives and photographs. We can put ourhands on just about any event which took place in Carmarthenshire from the 1950s to the late 1970’s aswell as family photographs dating back to the early 1900’s.” Most Carmarthenshire towns and villagesfeature in the archives. There will be an exhibition featuring some of the most distinctive photographs andfilm. The collection will also be passed on to the National Library of Wales Archives. Anyone wishing toview the lists can do so by visiting www.sanclertimes.ning.com The exhibition will run from October atThe Mezzanine, High Street, St. Clears, Tel 01994 231776

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