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Date joined: 22/09/11

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Ceinws Archive includes a mixture of photographs and documents, audio material and short films by Ray and Julia Gunn who live in Esgairgeiliog, Ceinws, four miles north of Machynlleth on the old Corris Road. Julia returned to Esgairgeiliog in 1982 with Ray after living accross the border in England where Ray was posted as a member of the Royal Air Force. Ray came to the Corris area in his teens, moving from a small village in the Cotswolds. Both are now retired. Since 2011 Julia has been uploading material to the People's Collection Wales website which relates to the history of the area – where her ancestors have lived since the seventeenth century – and also material that tells the story and records the lives of various members of her family. Both Julia and Ray are keen photographers and 1998 Ray appeared on the ‘Homeland ' magazine television programme where he talked about his great passion. He was interviewed about his hobby creating a photographic archive of the village of Ceinws and the surrounding area so that it could be safeguarded for future generations. Subsequently, both produced and published their own book: ‘Esgairgeiliog Ceinws, In Pictures and Words, Past and Present’ (2003).
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Collection: 3 items

Llanwrin church

Collection: 11 items

Dolgellau church

Collection: 39 items

Tal-y-Llyn church

Collection: 153 items

Armed Forces

Collection: 22 items

Dolls

Collection: 20 items

Audios of Julia Gunn's life

Collection: 43 items

Co-op supermarket Machynlleth

Collection: 12 items

Mobile Library van

Collection: 4 items

Barmouth bridge

Collection: 20 items

Ratgoed quarry Aberllefenni

Collection: 7 items

Owain Glyndwr Institute

Collection: 16 items

Corris Institute

Collection: 9 items

Borth

Collection: 55 items

Sewing collection

Collection: 5 items

Corris and District silver band

Collection: 22 items

Castell-y-Bere collection

Collection: 6 items

Welsh Ladies

Collection: 34 items

Postmen in Ceinws archive

Collection: 7 items

Rhognant Quarry

Collection: 12 items

Esgairfoeleirin Quarry

Collection: 7 items

Abercwmeiddaw Slate Quarry

Collection: 13 items

Rhiwgreiddyn Quarry

Collection: 48 items

Aberllefenni Quarry

Collection: 4 items

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