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Wales in Old Photographs

Many localities in the British Isles have been captured in photographs and on postcards, and these in turn have been collected in book form. The genre is well over a century old if traced back to collections of etched "views".

The listings here date from the most recent collections in the British Library, acquired in the period 1975-2000. The photographs themselves, however, go as far back as the nineteenth century. They are often accompanied with detailed descriptions and are an important source of local history in their own right.

Vanished Abergavenny, from the collections of Abergavenny Museum, compiled by Frank Olding. Chalford, 1994. Shelfmark: YK.1995.b.7103

Aberteifi a rhan isaf Dyffryn Teifi mewn hen luniau, casglwyd gan yr Adran Gwasanaethau Diwylliannol / Cardigan and the lower Teifi Valley in old photographs, collected by Dyfed Cultural Services Department. Budding Books, 2000. Shelfmark: YK.2000.a.11919

Aberystwyth a Gogledd Ceredigion, mewn hen luniau, casglwyd gan Adran Gwasanaethau Diwylliannol Dyfed / Aberystwyth and North Ceredigion, in old photographs, collected by Dyfed Cultural Services Department. Sutton, c1992. Shelfmark: YK.1994.a.9750

The History of Bargoed and Gilfach in photographs. Old Bakehouse Publications, 1996. Shelfmark: YK.2000.a.3921

 

Barry

Old Barry in photographs, [vol 1], Brian C. Luxton. Stewart Williams, 1977. Shelfmark: X.800/26417

Old Barry in photographs, vol 2, Brian C. Luxton. Stewart Williams, 1978. Shelfmark: X.800/27359

Old Barry in photographs, vol 3, Brian C. Luxton. Stewart Williams, 1990. Shelfmark: YK.1994.b.8487

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Blackwood yesterday, in photographs, including the villages of Cwmfelinfach, Ynysddu, Pontllanfraith, Oakdale ..., Ewart Smith. Old Bakehouse Publications, 1998. Shelfmark: YK.1998.b.8227

Brecon in old photographs, collected by Brecknock Museum / Aberhonddu mewn hen luniau, casglwyd gan Amgueddfa Brycheiniog. Sutton, 1993. Shelfmark: YK.1994.a.4399

Old Bridgend in photographs, with a foreword and commentaries by D. Glyn Williams. D. Brown, 1995. Shelfmark: YK.1996.b.11050

Brynmawr, Beaufort and Blaina in photographs, by Malcolm Thomas, foreword by Llew Smith. Old Bakehouse Publications, 1996. Shelfmark: YK.2000.b.1400

Old Caerphilly & district in photographs, [compiled] by Howard C. Jones, foreword by Sir Trevor Evans Barry. S. Williams, 1979. Shelfmark: X.421/10902

Caerfyrddin a Rhan Isaf Dyffryn Tywi Mewn Hen Luniau / Carmarthen and the lower Tywi Valley in old photographs collected by Dyfed Cultural Services Department. Sutton [in collaboration with] Dyfed County Council, 1989. Shelfmark: YC.1990.a.8724.

Cardigan and the lower Teifi Valley in old photographs, collected by Dyfed Cultural Services Department / Aberteifi a rhan Isaf Dyffryn Teifin Mewn hen luniau, casglwyd gan yr Adran Gwasanaethau Diwylliannol. Sutton [in collaboration with] Dyfed County Council, 1989. Shelfmark: YC.1990.a.4334

Ar lannaur'r Cleddau mewn hen luniau /Along the Cleddau in old photographs, collected by Dyfed Cultural Services Department. Sutton [in collaboration with] Dyfed County Council, 1990. Shelfmark: YK.1991.a.9750

Clwyd in old photographs / Clwyd mewn hen luniau, [Clwyd Record Office]. Clwyd Record Office, 1975. Shelfmark: Cup.1281/16

Fishguard and Goodwick in old photographs / Abergwaun ac Wdig mewn hen luniau Haverfordwest. Pembrokeshire County Council Cultural Services, 1997. Shelfmark: YK.1997.a.4866

A History of Fochriw in photographs, with Pentwyn and Pantywaun, by Peter Price, foreword by R. Hon. Ted Rowlands M.P. Old Bakehouse Publications, 1996. Shelfmark: YK.1997.b.72

Hwlffordd, mewn hen luniau, casglwyd gan yr Adran Gwasanaethau Diwylliannoll Dyfed / Haverfordwest in old photographs, collected by Dyfed Cultural Services Department. Sutton, 1992. Shelfmark: YK.1994.a.9618

Llanbedr Pont Steffan a Rhan Uchaf Dyffryn Teifi mewn hen luniau, casglwyd gan Adran Gwasanaethau Diwylliannol Dyfed / Lampeter and the Upper Teifi Valley in old photographs, collected by Dyfed Cultural Services Department. Sutton, 1990. Shelfmark: YK.1991.a.4217

Llandudno

O amgylch Llandudno, mewn hen luniau, casglwyd gan Mike Hitches / Around Llandudno, in old photographs, collected by [Mike Hitches]. Sutton, 1992. Shelfmark: YK.1994.a.4108

Llandudno, Jim Roberts. Sutton, 1997. Shelfmark: YK.1998.a.1631

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The Llynfi Valley in old photographs, John Lyons and D.R.L. Jones. D. Brown & Sons, 1996. Shelfmark: YK.1997.b.5208

Old Maesteg and the Bridgend valleys in photographs, [compiled] by Richard G. Keen. S. Williams, 1979. Shelfmark: X.800/28596

The County Borough of Merthyr Tydfil, selected by Carolyn Jacob, Stephen Done and Simon Eckley from the collections of Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Merthyr Tydfil Public Libraries. Chalford, 1994. Shelfmark: YK.1995.b.11397

Monmouth and the River Wye in old photographs: from Goodrich to Brockweir, from the collections of Monmouth Museum, compiled by Andrew Helme. Sutton, c1989. Shelfmark: YK.1991.a.1836

Mountain Ash, Penrhiwceiber and Abercynon, compiled by Bernard Baldwin and Harry Rogers. Chalford, 1994. Shelfmark: YK.1996.b.1456

Greetings from the North Wales Coast, a view of the North Wales Coast in old photographs and picture postcards, [compiled by] Cliff Hayes. Printwise, 1992. Shelfmark: YK.1993.a.3188

Great-grandfather's little world: old Pembrokeshire photographs, 1873-1934, [compiled by] Brian S. John Lanchester. Greencroft Books, 1975. Shelfmark: X.708/20192

Pontypridd

Old Pontypridd and district in photographs, foreword by Gwyn Thomas. S. Williams, 1977. Shelfmark: X.800/26286

Pontypridd, compiled from the collection of Pontypridd Historical and Cultural Centre, by Simon Eckley and the staff of the Centre / wedi'i lunio o gasgliad Canolfan Hanesyddol a Diwylliannol Pontypridd, gan [Simon Eckley] a staff y Ganolfan. Sutton, 1994. Shelfmark: YK.1996.b.13380

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Old Port Talbot & district in photographs. Port Talbot Historical Society, c1993. Shelfmark: YK.1994.b.9797

Rhondda, compiled by Simon Eckley and Emrys Jenkins from the collections of Rhondda Borough Libraries and private individuals. Chalford, 1994. Shelfmark: YK.1995.b.13452

Rhyl

Rhyl: a portrait in old photographs and picture postcards, [compiled] by Harry Thomas. S. B. Publications, 1991. Shelfmark: YK.1993.a.2917

Seaside entertainment in old photographs: Rhyl & North Wales, 1868-1968: 100 years of nostalgia, part one, by Bill Ellis. Countryside, c1985. Shelfmark: YV.1987.a.1225

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The Severn Vale in old photographs, collected by Alan Sutton. Sutton, 1986. Shelfmark: YV.1988.a.198

Talgarth in photographs: jewel of the Black Mountains. Old Bakehouse Publications, 1996. Shelfmark: YK.2000.a.3996

A Look at old Tredegar in photographs, Philip Prosser, foreword by K.M. Wheeler. Old Bakehouse Publications, 1998. Shelfmark: YK.2000.b.2735

Trinant in photographs, with Aberbeeg, Llanhilleth, Crumlin, Kendon and Oakdale, by Clive Daniels, foreword by Trevor Wilde. Old Bakehouse Publications, 1995. Shelfmark: YK.1997.b.4084

The Vale of Conwy in old photographs, collected by Mike Hitches. Sutton, 1991. Shelfmark: YK.1992.a.3216

Welshpool in old photographs, compiled by Eva B. Bredsdorff. Sutton, 1993. Shelfmark: YK.1996.a.692

Ynys Môn mewn hen luniau, casglwyd gan Mike Hitches / Anglesey in old photographs, collected by Mike Hitches. Budding Books, 1999, c1992. Shelfmark: YK.2000.a.11311