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ABY/X/112: Aberystwyth Yesterday: plates for Cambrian News photographs


Ref: ABY/X/112

Reference: ABY/X/112
Dates: 1961-1969 approx
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 15 items
Scope and Content: Printer's plates for photographs appearing in the Cambrian News, mostly in envelopes with sample cuttings pasted on.

1-3. 'A wedding-day photograph of P.C. and Mrs Arthur Rowlands'. Note on envelope, 'Arthur Rowlands - policeman (Corris) shot by Robert Boynton 1962', accounting for plates with portraits of Rowlands (2) and Boynton (3). P.C. Rowlands was shot and blinded by Boynton on the night of 2 August 1961, a few years following his wedding. Boynton was committed to Broadmoor secure hospital where he died in 1994, whilst Rowlands lived on to 2012, when he died aged 90.

4. Steam train, label pasted to reverse, 'The Last Train from Bala - Blaenau Ffestiniog', conceals label, 'Closing of Bala-Ffestiniog line 26 January 1961'.

5. 'The Carmarthen train leaving Aberystwyth Station yesterday. Under Dr. Beeching's plan this will become redundant.' The Beeching report was published 27 March 1963

6. Harold Wilson making a speech, possibly to Agricultural Workers' Conference, May 1968.

7. 'No, it's not Prince Charles, it's 19 year old Merchant Navy seaman David Hill'. Charles Windsor was at Aberystwyth in April-June 1969.

8. 'Building work on the new £70,000 primary school at Plas Crug, Aberystwyth'. The school opened for the autumn term, 1969.

9. 'Nantymoch yields 77 trout in Welsh Championship' (1969).

10. A First Performance in Welsh, cast portrait for 'Nan o Lan Hafren', first Welsh language annual production by the Cardiganshire Drama Centre Group.

11. 'Aberystwyth's (football) team who beat Barmouth 5-1 last Saturday'

12. 'Aberystwyth skipper Will Lloyd receives the Mid-Wales Youth Cup'

13. 'Aberystwyth Youth Team who last week won the Mid-Wales Youth Cup.'

14. 'Grassland Societies form Federation', concerning the eight local grassland societies representing the British Grassland Society in Wales.

15. View across harbour to Tan-y-cae School and Rheidol Place, South Road.

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