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Acc. 2821


Ref: LIB/78

Reference: [GB0212] LIB/78
Date(s): 1959-1982
Level: Fonds
Extent: 2 files
Scope and Content

LIB/78/1

Slides of views of and from Vale of Rheidol Railway and of Aberystwyth and scenic locations around Devil's Bridge. Details of subject, exposure, zoom and light condition are written on the slide frames. The photographer(s) had more than one camera, on 26-27 August 1959 using on loaded with Kodak film and another with Feraniacolor. Reference to picture numbers (given in parenthesis) shows that images were selected for deposit. The bulk of the photographs were taken on 2 and 26-27 August 1959 (Nos. 1-16, 66; 17-33; 34-64) and 22 July 1968 (Nos. 67-70), and record journeys undertaken on the railway. Photographs were taken first in the Aberystwyth yards, then around Devil's Bridge station, before moving on to the scenic falls below, and might conclude with views from the train. The remaining photographs, taken on 28 August 1959 (No. 65), 7 June 1969 (No. 71) and in April 1982 (No. 72), are shots of locomotives taken in and around Aberystwyth.
The Vale of Rheidol locomotives featured were:
No. 7 = Owain Glyndwr
No. 8 = Llywelyn
No. 9 = Prince of Wales

1-11. Original transparencies, 2 August 1959, Kodakchrome:
1. 'Aberystwyth, Beach and Constitution Hill' 

LIB/78/1/1 Aberystwyth, Beach and Constitution Hill.



2. 'Aberystwyth Castle and Druids Circle'  

LIB/78/1/2 Aberystwyth Castle and Druids Circle.



3. 'Devil's Bridge, view from road of hotel, gorge and Gyferllwyd Falls'  

LIB/78/1/3 Devil's Bridge, view from road of hotel, gorge and Gyferllwyd Falls.



4. 'Devil's Bridge, waterfall and hotel. Mynach Falls'  

LIB/78/1/4 Devil's Bridge, waterfall and hotel. Mynach Falls.



5. 'Devil's Bridge, Mynach Falls' 

LIB/78/1/5  Devil’s Bridge.



6. 'Devil's Bridge, Gyfarllwyd Falls from gorge' 

LIB/78/1/6  Devil’s Bridge.



7. 'Devil's Bridge, waterfall' 

LIB/78/1/7  Devil’s Bridge.



8. 'Rheidol river from gorge at Devil's Bridge' 

LIB/78/1/8  Rheidol River.



9. 'Rheidol River below Devil's Bridge' 

LIB/78/1/9  Rheidol River.



10. 'Devil's Bridge, waterfall from steps in gorge' 

LIB/78/1/10  Devil’s Bridge.



11. 'Devil's Bridge, Gyfarllwyd Falls' 

LIB/78/1/11  Devil’s Bridge.




12-16. Reprints of transparencies taken on 2 August 1959 sequence of five shots (see also 66):

12. Vale of Rheidol Railway No. 9 Prince of Wales on train in Aberystwyth station. Photograph also shows a number of by-standers and motor vehicles. 

LIB/78/1/12  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



13. Vale of Rheidol Railway No.9 Prince of Wales, Aberystwyth Station, with children looking at locomotive. 

LIB/78/1/13  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



14. Vale of Rheidol No. 9 Prince of Wales, Aberystwyth Narrow Gauge Station

LIB/78/1/14  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



15. Vale of Rheidol No. 9 Prince of Wales, Aberystwyth Station

LIB/78/1/15  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



16. Vale of Rheidol No. 9 Prince of Wales, Aberystwyth Station

LIB/78/1/16  Vale of Rheidol Railway.




17-21. Original transparencies, 26 August 1959, Kodakachrome:
17. 'Prince of Wales' on Aberystwyth train near Devil's Bridge. Slightly blurred. 

LIB/78/1/17  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



18. Devil's Bridge station, No, 7, 'Owain Glyndwr' on 5.50pm train for Aberystwyth (same view as 25). 

LIB/78/1/18  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



19. Devil's Bridge station, No. 7, 'Owain Glyndwr' on 5.50pm train for Aberystwyth, with children running on platform, and car parked in background. 

LIB/78/1/19  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



20. No. 7, 'Owain Glyndwr' at Devil's Bridge station (same view as 27). 

LIB/78/1/20  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



21. No.7, Owain Glyndwr, 'Leaving Devil's Bridge, rear view of train', 5.50pm. 

LIB/78/1/21  Vale of Rheidol Railway.




22-27. Original transparencies, 26 August 1959, Feraniacolor
22. 'Owain Glyndwr' at Vale of Rheidol shed, Aberystwyth. 

LIB/78/1/22  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



23. 'Prince of Wales' backing train to station, Aberystwyth'. 

LIB/78/1/23  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



24. View from Aberystwyth shed showing locomotives Nos. 8, 7 and 9 – 'Llywelyn', 'Owain Glyndwr' and 'Prince of Wales' (same view as 28). 

LIB/78/1/24  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



25. Devil's Bridge station from bridge (same view as 18) 

LIB/78/1/25  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



26. 'Owain Glyndwr' with train in Devil's Bridge station (same view as 33) 

LIB/78/1/26  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



27. 'Owain Glyndwr' in Devil's Bridge station (same view as 20) 

LIB/78/1/27  Vale of Rheidol Railway.




28-33. Reprints of transparencies taken 26 August 1959.
28. View from Aberystwyth shed showing locomotives Nos. 8, 7 and 9 – 'Llywelyn', 'Owain Glyndwr' and 'Prince of Wales' (same view as 24) 

LIB/78/1/28  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



29. 'Owain Glyndwr' on train approaching Devil's Bridge, Original Ferrania Colour

LIB/78/1/29  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



30. 'Owain Glyndwr' on train approaching Devil's Bridge, Original Kodachrome 1

LIB/78/1/30  Vale of Rheidol Railway.




31. 'Owain Glyndwr' and 'Prince of Wales' at Aberystwyth shed, Original Ferrania Colour

LIB/78/1/31  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



32. 'Owain Glyndwr' and 'Prince of Wales' at Aberystwyth shed, Original Ferrania Colour

LIB/78/1/32  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



33. 'Owain Glyndwr' with train in Devil's Bridge station (same view as 26) 

LIB/78/1/33  Vale of Rheidol Railway.




34-47. Original transparencies, 27 August 1959 – Kodak
34-5. ''Owain Glyndwr' on train approaching Devil's Bridge' 

LIB/78/1/34  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



LIB/78/1/35  Vale of Rheidol Railway.




36. 'Taking water at Devil's Bridge' 

LIB/78/1/36  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



37. ''Owain Glyndwr' on train near Devil's Bridge, rear view of train' 

LIB/78/1/37  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



38. ''Owain Glyndwr' on Aberystwyth train on hillside above Rheidol near Devil's Bridge' 

LIB/78/1/38  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



39. 'Devil's Bridge, cleft in rocks below bridges

LIB/78/1/39  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



40. 'Gorge at Devil's Punchbowl' (similar to 51) 

LIB/78/1/40  Devil’s Bridge.



41. 'Mynach Falls' 

LIB/78/1/41  Devil’s Bridge.



42. 'Gyfarllwyd Falls, river below Devil's Bridge' (similar to 52-3) 

LIB/78/1/42  Devil’s Bridge.



43. 'View down Mynach Falls' 

LIB/78/1/43  Devil’s Bridge.



44. 'Rheidol river, Devil's Bridge, Vale of Rheidol train on hillside

LIB/78/1/44  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



45. 'Path from Devil's Bridge to Nant Lletty waterfall' 

LIB/78/1/45  Devil’s Bridge.



46-7. Views from train near Devil's Bridge

LIB/78/1/46  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



LIB/78/1/47  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



48-57. Original transparencies, 27 August 1959 – Feraniacolor

48. 'Llywelyn' at Aberystwyth shed, 9.30am (similar view to 58) 

LIB/78/1/48  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



49. ''Owain Glyndwr' on train approaching Devil's Bridge', 11am

LIB/78/1/49  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



50. ''Owain Glyndwr' on Aberystwyth train on hillside above Rheidol near Devil's Bridge', 11.50am

LIB/78/1/50  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



51. 'View in gorge at Devil's Punchbowl' (similar view to 40) 

LIB/78/1/51  Devil’s Bridge.



52-3. 'Gyfarllwyd Falls, Devil's Bridge' (similar views to 42) 

LIB/78/1/52  Devil’s Bridge.



LIB/78/1/53  Devil’s Bridge.



54-55. Bridges, Devil's Bridge

LIB/78/1/54  Devil’s Bridge.



LIB/78/1/55  Devil’s Bridge.




56. Trains from bridge at Devil's Bridge station, 3.50pm (similar to 62-63) 

LIB/78/1/56  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



57. 'View from train near Devil's Bridge', 4pm

LIB/78/1/57  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



58-64. Reprints of transparencies taken 27 August 1959

58. 'Llywelyn' at Aberystwyth shed (similar view to 48) 

LIB/78/1/58  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



59-60. 'Owain Glyndwr' at Aberystwyth shed

LIB/78/1/59  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



LIB/78/1/60  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



61. 'Vale of Rheidol 4 wheel guards and luggage van, Devil's Bridge station' 

LIB/78/1/61  Vale of Rheidol Railway.




62-63. Trains from bridge at Devil's Bridge station (similar views to 56)

LIB/78/1/62  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



LIB/78/1/63  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



64. 'Owain Glyndwr' on Down train leaving Devil's Bridge' 

LIB/78/1/64  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



65. Kodak: 'Owain Glyndwr' on Devil's Bridge train at Llanbadarn station
28 August 1959

LIB/78/1/65  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



66. Copy: 'Prince of Wales' leaving Aberystwyth station, part of same sequence as 12-16
02 August 1959

LIB/78/1/66  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



67-70. Original transparencies, 22 July 1968 – Kodak
67. 'Llywelyn' at Aberystwyth station

LIB/78/1/67  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



68. Train pulled by 'Prince of Wales' approaching Devil's Bridge

LIB/78/1/68  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



69. Devil's Bridge station with train pulled by 'Llywelyn' 

LIB/78/1/69  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



70. Devil's Bridge station with train pulled by 'Llywelyn' 

LIB/78/1/70  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



71. Agfacolor: 'Prince of Wales' in British Rail livery 7 June 1969
 

LIB/78/1/71  Vale of Rheidol Railway.



72. Kodak: 'Prince of Wales' in yellow livery April 1982
 

LIB/78/1/72  Vale of Rheidol Railway.




LIB/78/2
53 numbered slides, old photos etc. presumably intended for a magic lantern show, talk or lecture about New Quay. Many of these concern ships and shipping and the narrative seems to have culminated in a voyage to the Chilean nitrate port of Pisagua. Many of the images appear to have been contained in leather mounts and it is possible that these made up a discrete collection, although the 'mount' may have been a photographer's stand. 
1. Line drawing of the church and nearby cottages by Ieuan Jones
2. Photograph of the harbour in 1880
3. Old photograph of Glanmore Terrace
4. Postcard of Tabernacle Chapel (Calvinistic Methodist), cradle of the 1904 revival with cameo of its moving spirit, the minister Joseph Jenkins. Produced by D.O. Jones & sons.
5. Old photograph of Coastguard cottage, showing supports for mast and telescope on stand.
6. Photograph of the harbour in 1880 (same as 2)
7. Old photograph showing two young women seated outside house or cottage, older woman at doorway
8. Old photograph showing timber-lined sawpit with sawyers at work
9. Engraving from publication, 'An early nineteenth century shipwright'
10. Old photograph from publication. 'The ship's carpenter caulking the main deck with oakum' 
11. Petition addressed to Trinity House that a named individual, 'bred to the sea', sho7uld become a pensioner of the Corporation 'at the usual allowance'
12. Photograph of the harbour in 1880 (same as 2)
13. Line drawing, Cei Newydd arms
14. Engraving of eighteenth-nineteenth century minister or other worthy
15. Old photograph, in leather frame or case, of woman in traditional dress
16. Old photograph, in leather frame or case, showing sailing vessel at anchor
17. Old photograph, in leather frame or case, showing workings of Wheal Neptune mine
18. Old photograph, in leather frame or case, view over harbour
19. Old photograph, in leather frame or case, view over harbour
20. Old photograph, in leather frame or case, notices with lists of tolls and dues
21. Old photograph, in leather frame or case, showing women shovelling soil(?) in street outside cottages
22. Old photograph, in leather frame or case, family group variously seated outside house or farm gate
23. Old photograph, in leather frame or case, sailing vessel, with sails spread, but apparently aground
24. Tinted photograph or drawing, in leather frame or case, showing bearded man
25. Colour photograph, sailor's palm
26. Photograph, in leather frame or case, possible film still
27. Line drawing of unidentified process
28. Engraving, in leather frame or case, 'A patent slip with steel cradle on an inclined slipway'
29. Old photograph, harbour with sailing vessels aground
30. Document in leather frame or case
31. Painting of sailing vessel at sea
32. Old photograph, in leather frame or case, sailing vessel (drying sails?) in unknown harbour
33. Old photograph, in leather frame or case, cameo of bearded man
34. Painting of New Quay sailing vessel, in leather frame or case
35. Old photograph, in leather frame or case, sailing vessels and slipway in harbour
36. Colour slide of sailing ship painting
37. Cartoon of local personalities, in leather frame or case
38. Chart showing track of a return voyage to Pisagua, then a nitrate port in the far north of Chile
39. Published photograph, in leather frame or case, shipboard scene, 'Running before at gale'
40. Published photograph, in leather frame or case, shipboard scene, 'Mountainous sea breaking on board' 
41. Shipping at anchor in Chilean nitrate port, presumably Pisagua
42. Old photograph, ship's crew posed on deck
43. Painting of sailing vessel, in leather frame or case, inscribed, 'David Davies, New Quay, Master, 1900'
44. Painting of sailing vessel, in leather frame or case
45. Old photograph, in leather frame or case, of steamship
46. Welsh language ballad sheet, in leather frame or case, concerning the wreck of the New Quay schooner 'Sylph'
47. Engraving in leather frame or case, showing an encampment on shore with vessels, including a paddle steamer off shore
48. Old photograph, in leather frame or case, showing a small steamer in the harbour at New Quay
49. 1912 timetable of the Liverpool and Menai Straits Steam Ship Co. Ltd. For service between Aberayron, New-Quay, Cardigan and Fishguard, on the steamer 'Telephone', Captain Roberts
50. Old photograph, in leather frame or case, showing Great Western shed (depot?) in Park Street
51. Old photograph, in leather frame or case, street scene with pony and trap
52. Old photograph, in leather frame or case, street scene with inhabitants
53. Old photograph, in leather frame or case, street scene with people, 'Y Fair Cei – 1908'

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