Neath Antiquarian Society possess a photographic collection to be envied. Thousands of photographs have been collected depicting all aspects of life in the Neath area over the past 150 years.
Unfortunately there is, as yet, no catalogue giving details of individual photographs, but they have been sorted into different categories and they may be seen on application at the Mechanics Institute on Tuesdays or Thursdays. The categories include each village in the Neath valleys, each street in the town of Neath, chapels, churches, buildings, houses, schools, shops, industry, maritime, transport, railways, roads and bridges, militaria, gardens and parks, panoramas, natural features, sporting events, civic ceremonies, portraits, groups, maps and plans and lots more.
Use of the photographs is of course strictly controlled and details may be obtained at the Institute.
Some of the photographs were displayed in an exhibition at the Old Town Hall to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the foundation of the Society (see attached). At the same time Volume 2 of ‘The Neath Antiquarian’ was launched and this may be obtained from the Mechanics’ Institute, 4 Church Place, Neath SA11 3LL price £20.
The activities of the Society may be seen on its website at : http://www.swansea.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=48672
From: Martyn Griffiths 01639636332
Mike Davies reports on the event on his page and adds a video slide show which appears on YOUTUBE.