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Memory Archive - 1950s

This is a small selection of images from the 1950s which can be used for reminiscence.
The images in this collection can be downloaded and printed for use in reminiscence sessions. Please note that every item must be used within the remit of the Creative Archive License, and no commercial use may be made of any item.
Download as Zip file here. (This will take you to Dropbox where you will find the download button in the top-right hand corner).

There are 179 items in this collection

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Front of pre-fab no. 8 - Llandinam Crescent,...

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Front of pre-fab no. 9 - Llandinam Crescent,...

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Shed in the garden of no. 8 - Llandinam...

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An interpretation of a 1950s kitchen

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A washing sink inside an interpretation of a...

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Bedroom - inside a pre-fab re-built in St Fagans

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Lounge - inside a pre-fab re-built in St Fagans

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Inside the 1955 Rhyd-y-car row of houses - lounge

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Interior of house on Council St, Ebbw Vale, 1959

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Gas stove at pre-fab

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Gas stove at pre-fab

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A 1950s cooker

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A 1950s fridge

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A record player

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Family outside their home, 1950s

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Family in the lounge, 1950s

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Row of cars, Castle Garage, Loughor, c.1950

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Waterton Cross, Bridgend

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Driving Licence - 1958

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The Big Apple on Aberavon Beach Promenade 1950

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Brownie Pack Holidays at Broneirion

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Wedding Day group photograph

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Wedding Day

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Wedding Day 6 April 1957

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Wedding photo in pre-fab, Llandinam Crescent,...

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Wedding, 1950s

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Wedding, 1950s

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Priodas, 1950s

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Stanley and Beryl Roch

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Priodas, 1950s

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Wedding photo

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Bush Grammar School First XI Hockey Team 1956/57

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Royal Visit to Pembroke Dock - 1955

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Pembroke Dock RAF Entrance 1956

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Carrying water from the 'well' for...

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Womens work clothes - cleaning chapel Port Talbot

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Boys fashion, 1950s

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1950s fashion

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Boys fashion, late 1950s

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Children in prams

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Childrens fashion, 1950s

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Dunlop advertisement [Welsh]

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Robin Starch packaging

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Monmouthshire Furnishing Co. advertisement

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Tilley Lamps advertisement

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Brasso poster

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Lovells Toffee advertisement

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Jacob's Cream Crackers advertisement

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Hoover advertisement

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Aberystwyth Tractors Ltd advertisement

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Advertisement for the Forum Cinema, Blaenau...

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1950s Tourist brochure

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Philips Magicbox advertisement

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Sunday Trading

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Ken and Geoff Lewis threshing, 1950s

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The first combine made by Jones Balers tested...

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Preparing school dinner

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Farmer on his tractor, Clunyrychen Farm, Horeb,...

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Feeding the pet lamb

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Jones Baler

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Shearing competition at the Young Farmers Rally...

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Jones Baler

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Exhibiting a Ferguson tractor and cultivator

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Mrs Lettie Rees Cockle gatherer Llansaint 1955

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Village shop

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Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant grocery shop, 1...

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Hedging competition at Builth Wells, 1 February...

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Livestock market, Builth Wells, 1955

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The village postmistress, Llanelltud, November...

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Milking at Ystad Llanfarian, near Bodorgan, 31...

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Tenants of Dwyryd farm, near Corwen, who were...

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Planting potatoes at Ystad Llanfarian, near...

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Churning butter, 31 March 1955

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Welsh Black Cattle Sale at Dolgellau, 26 March...

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AEC Fanfare driver's seat

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AEC Fanfare interior

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Typical Rhondda Transport bus Pontypridd 1952 ...

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Trolleybuses outside Llanelli station 1952 (C....

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Crosville bus in Bangor depot, 1958

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Ticket machine at Swansea Bus Museum

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Caelloi coach, March 1958

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Llithfaen bus conductor with his satchel and...

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Caerphilly bus 1950 (C. Carter)

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Crosville double decker, Rhyl, 1958

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Workers employed by the Crosville bus company,...

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Cribyn Church Christmas Concert 1950s

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Nativity Play c. 1959, Aberystwyth

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Gorseinon Carnival Fairy Queen competition, 1956.

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Fancy dress, coronation party 1953 Llan-non,...

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Loughor Road Coronation Party 1953

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T. Llew Jones winning the Lewis' shop...

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Blaen-cwm carnival, Rhondda Valley, 14...

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Ballet group, 1950s

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Folk dancing Eisteddfod 1955

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Opening cinemas on Sundays - Castle Cinema Merthyr

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The queue into Capitol Cinema, Ystradgynlais 1950s

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Basket ball Game

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Jitterbugging in Tiger Bay, 1950

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Children playing near the water in Tiger Bay

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Two boys boxing in Butetown

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Tongwynlais Rugby Club 1952

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Children on their bikes

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Porthmadog Grammar School Netball team 1951

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Mr Williams' class, Cribyn School 1957

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Miss Evans' sewing class, Cribyn School 1957

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Preparing school dinner 1954

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Biology Class Ysgol Brynhyfryd Rhuthun, 1955,

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Upper Dillwyn Street, Swansea

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A farmer working with his shire horse and...

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Abergele, 1950

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Sewing Class, Penboyr CP school 1950's

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Tea Party Photo, 1950

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Rex Willis by Dorrien

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Football Programme - Liverpool versus Swansea Town

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Football Programme - Swansea Town versus...

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12 panel football, c. 1950

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The Rubadub Mystery by Enid Blyton ...

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Three Rogark dolls with original boxes, late 1950s

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Children's toys from the 1950s

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Shopping in Wales (Bargoed) before the...

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Cyclist David Hughes, late 1950s

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Llangollen. Eisteddfod-Dancers

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Women in WRVS uniforms in Bangor

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Carnival, 1950's, Shirley Collins, Donna...

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Filling a can from the water spout, 1950's

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UCW Aberystwyth Swimming Pool - Jimmy Blais, 1950s

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Bournvita stall in Haverfordwest cinema theatre...

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Dinas School opening 1955

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Dinas School opening 1955

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Dinas School opening 1955

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Aberystwyth Promenade 1950s

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St Winefride's Well, Diocesan Pilgrimage 1950

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Buses at the Circle Tredegar

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Gwen V Hughes recalls clothing in the fifties ...

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Stuart Davies recalls the stone built mid...

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Beth Leyshon recalls not having many clothes ...

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Stuart Davies recalls his mother had a mangle...

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Rhiannon Evans recalls having a Tony's...

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Stuart Davies recalls having a coal fire in...

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Bodychan Terrace, Llanddulas (new bathroom)

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Empire Swimming Pool, Cardiff - diving boards

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Aneurin Bevan MP and his wife Jennie Lee at a...

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Photo: B.S. Bacon's Toy Factory, from...

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Wahing up, Pantyrhuad dairy, c. 1953

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9 Harvest tea at Pantyrhuad, c. 1952

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Glan-llyn Urdd Camp, 27 August 1954

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Glan-llyn Urdd Camp, 27 August 1954

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Glan-llyn Urdd Camp, 27 August 1954

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Evan Thomas at his home, Maesmawr, Dyffryn...

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Man with his coracle on the river Teifi, near...

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Man with his coracle on the banks of the Teifi,...

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Firefighters' display during Rhondda...

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Organ grinder entertaining local children...

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Lines Bros. toy factory, Merthyr Tydfil, 22...

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Basket-weaving class at Ty Cerrig, Pennant-lliw...

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Dylan Thomas's Boathouse, Laugharne, 28...

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Treharris ladies' football team, 14...

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Rugby match between Llanelli and South Africa ...

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Red Cross mountain rescue exercise at Bwlch Cwm...

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Robert Hughes, Barmouth, a pensioner whose...

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Refusing to pay the licence fee in protest at...

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Fire alarm at Wrexham Fire Station, 16 June 1953

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Barmouth milk bar, 1 February 1957

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Cottage loaves baked in an ancient oven at...

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Hairdressing competition, Rhyl, 13 March 1958

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Drovers' Arms, Cefncoedycymer which was...

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Gypsies camping, probably near Swansea, 1 July...

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Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant grocery shop, 1...

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Reviving the game of quoits in Merthyr Tydfil,...

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Flint Town v Cardiff City football match, 1...

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International motorcycle trials at Builth Wells...

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International motorcycle trials at Builth Wells...

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Making rush candles at Cwmhesgyn farmhouse,...

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Soirée at Llewenni, 13 February 1953

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Draughts tournament between Cwmtirmynach and...

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Plait an iron rope competition Eisteddfod, 1956

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Festival of Wales Pageant

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Dyffryn Conwy Eisteddfod, Llanrwst, 1958

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Festival of Wales Pageant, Cardiff, 8 May 1958

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Controversy in Machynlleth following the...

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