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Images of West Wales

Produced by the Carmarthen Journal
Published in 1999 by the South West Wales Evening Post Group.

Indexed by Ruth Broad  in 2000.
Copies of photographs can not be provided.
Click  here for the position with lookups

The entries follow the order found in the book and have NOT been alphabetically sorted.

Front cover  

Place/Image,Surname,Given Name,Page No.

Aberaeron,Carmarthen,Coach accident,JONES Ffoshelig,Front Cover Carmarthen coracleman,ELIAS,Joe,Front Cover
Carmarthen,'Hindenburg',1936,Front Cover Bancyfelin,Haymaking,Front Cover

Old Carmarthen Town

Place/Image,Surname,Given Name,Page No.

Carmarthen,Priory St,Priory Oak,9 Carmarthen,Guildhall Square,1930,10
Lammas St,Angel Hotel,11 Dark Gate,11
County Hall,12 River Tywi,Bailey Bridge,12
Lammas St,Royal Welch Fusiliers Monument,13 Lammas St,1960s,14
Monument,PICTON,Sir Thomas,14,15 King St,15
King St,STEELE,Sir Richard,16 Priory St,Cyclist,16
Priory St,VAUGHAN,Herbert,17 Carmarthen's leafy Parade,17
Lammas St,Boar's Head Hotel,Chauffeur,18 John St,Arcade,1950s,JONES,W. Ben,18
John St,Arcade,1950s,HENSTOCK,18 John St,Arcade,1950s,Carmarthen Jubilee Club,18
Priory St,Eagle Inn,horse fair,18 Francis Terrace,19
Carmarthen market,clock tower,19  

High Days & Holidays

Place/Image,Surname,Given Name,Page No.

Llansteffan Fair,Merry-go-round,20

Brechfa Fair,1907,20
Llanddarog Fair,ALBERTO S.,21 Llansteffan,Coronation procession,George V.,21
Cardigan,Mwldan district, residents,22 St Clears residents,1935,23
Carmarthen Quay,Coraclemen,c1950,OWENS,William 'Billy',23 Carmarthen Quay,Coraclemen,c1950,THOMAS,Steve 'Dwr',23
Laugharne,annual regatta spectators,24 Carmarthen Park,cyclists,1903,24
Carmarthen Park,cyclists,1930,25 Carmarthen Park,acrobats,LLOYD, J.F.,25
Carmarthen,'The Great American Aerial Cyclist',1905,SCHREYER,26 Laugharne township,Loudspeaker van,26
Laugharne Castle, ox roast,27 Narbeth,carnival parade,1919,27

The Village Street

Place/Image,Surname,Given Name,Page No.

Amroth village,1920s,28 Pendine Hill,28
Pendine Post Office,29 Pendine village and hill,29
Llanfallteg,nr Whitland,30 Clunderwen village,30
Clunderwen,orignally Narbeth Road,31 Crmych,'capital of the Preselis',31
Moylgrove nr Cardigan,32 Pantteg Cross,32
Pantell Cross Post Office,33 Pont Allt-y-cafan,33
Llandysul,a general view,34 Llandysul,Lincoln St,34
Llanybydder,Railway Hotel,35 Pencader,35
New Quay,Glanmor Terrace,36 Aberaeron,Aberystwyth Road,36
Talley,a distance view,37 Cwmdu,Llandeilo,37
Cilycwm village near Llandovery,38 Llangadog Square,38
High Street,Llandybie,1909,39 Station Rd,Brynamman,39
Garnant,40 Tycroes square,40
Waterloo Road,Penygroes,41 Bancffosfelen,village street,41
Dredfach,Gwendraeth Valley,42 Pontyberem,42
Pontyberem railway line and Furnace Tce,43 Pontantwn,43
Porthyrhyd,Prince of Wales pub,44 Porthyrhyd,44
Llanddarog Village,45 Llangyndeyrn,45
Heol y Gwynt,Crwbin,thatched cottage,46 Pembrey Square,Commercial Arms,46
St Illtyd's Church,Pembrey,47 The Ferry Hotel,Ferryside,47
Llandyfaelog village,48 Llanstefan Green,48
Cynwyl Elfred,early motor car,50 Alltwalis,Carmarthen to Lampeter Rd,50
Lanpumsaint village street,51 Brechfa Post Office,51
Cothi Bridge,52 Penrheol,Nantgaredig,1923,52
Abergwili,Carmarthen to Llandeilo road,53 Abergwili,53

On the Road

Place/Image,Surname,Given Name,Page No.

Llandovery Town Band,54 Narbeth,Victorian times,54
Laugharne,open carriage and pair,55 Carmarthen Guildhall,bicycles & their owners,55
Altwalis,cycling fashions,1909,56 Rhandirmwyn,first motor car,56
Derwydd,Llandybie,motor car,STEPNEY GULSTON,57 Carmarthen,Big Hat shop delivery van,MORRIS,Evan & Sons,57
Carmarthen/Lansteffan GWR 'motor car' service,1909,58 Llansteffan Square,journey's end,58
Carmarthen Station,drivers and porters,59 New Quay,'motor car' & passengers,1907,59
New Quay,charabanc outing,1924,60 Bancffosfelen,motorbiking,1930s,60
College St bus depot,Ammanford,JAMES,J. & Sons,61 Laugharne motor bus,Morgan's Garage,MORGAN,61
Newchurch coach garage,JONES,Ffoshelig,62 Bwlchnewydd to Carmarthen bus,Newchurch Pride,1922,62
Porthcawl coach trip,Drivers,1949,JONES Ffoshelig,63 Porthcawl coach trip,Drivers,1949,Denzil,Ogwyn,Dai Bach,Iori,63
West End Café,Carmarthen,Treleach/Mydrim bus,1950,63  

House and Home

Place/Image,Surname,Given Name,Page No.

Golden Grove near Llandeilo,CAWDOR Earl,64 Golden Grove,agricultural institute,64
Taliaris House,north of Llandeilo,GWYNNE,65 Edwinsford,near Talley,WILLIAMS,65
Edwinsford bridge built 1783,Pontypridd,EDWARDS,William,65 Derwydd Mansion near Llandybie,GULSTON,66
Alltyferin Mansion,Llanegwad,BATH,Henry James,66 Amroth Castle 67
The Vicarage,Llanddarog,67 Cwrt Penbre,Pembrey Court,VAUGHAN,Walter,68
Cwrt Pentre,Pembrey Court,ASHBURNHAM,68 Penllain Cottage,near Pontiets,68
Thatched cottages,Grosfaen,Pontyerem,69 Winkin Street,Rhandirmwyn,69
Orchard Park estate,Laugharne,71 Maesolbri housing estate,Llanybri,71

Rural Life

Place/Image,Surname,Given Name,Page No.

Pontantwn,Carmarthenshire foxhounds,72

Llansteffan,Meet of hounds,72
Narbeth,market day,1904,73 Narbeth,Pig Fair,1903,73
Llanybydder,rural market,(2 photos),74 Llandeilo bridge,sheep,1910,75
Maenclochog horse fair,Preseli hills farmers,1905,75 Penboyr,Felindre,cutting churchyard grass,1948,76
Cothi Valley shepherd,AJAX,Deiao,76 Llanddarog village,the pace of rural life,77
Llandovery cloggers,77 Y Fadfa,Talgarreg,Landysul,harvesting,1889,78
Waun-Iluest farm,Llanfynydd,harvesting,78 Glan Bran,Cynghordy,harvesters with tools,79
Bancyfelin,making hay,79 Bryn Farm,Newchurch,GRIFFITHS,80
Waun-Iluest,Llanfynydd,harvesters having a break,80 Fields above Carmarthen,cartload of hay,81
Llandyfaelog,shearing sheep,81 Nantygoetre,MORGAN,Alfred,81
Lacques Fawr,Llansteffan,School transport,82 Llanarthne Post Office staff,82
Llandyfaelog,grocery & draper's shop,83 Llanarthne Post Office & village store,MICHAEL,D.J.,83

On and Off the Rails

Place/Image,Surname,Given Name,Page No.

Carmarthen,bridge over the Tywi,1955,84 Carmarthen railway station,84
Carmarthen GWR signalling class,1923,85 Iron railway bridge over the Tywi,85
Carmarthen railway staff,1940s,JONES,Inspector Gomer,86 Carmarthen,snow on the tracks,1960s,86
Burry Port station,early years,87 GWR station at Pembrey and Burry Port,87
Ferryside,Brigstocke Terrace,88 Ammanford station,last train,88
Llanybydder station,89 Bryn Teifi near Maesycrugiau,1963,89
Llanpumsaint station,snow on the line,1911,90 Pencader junction,90
Pencader station staff,91 Pencader-Lampeter,railway gang,91
Maesycrugiau,food for the fleet,1914,92 Cynghordy station near Llandovery,92
Cynghordy,18 arched railway viaduct,93 Lampeter,horses arriving for the Dalis Fair,1904,93

The Industrial Landscape

Place/Image,Surname,Given Name,Page No.

Coygen Quarry near Laugharne,94 Coygen Quarry in more recent times,94
Laugharne,traction engine,95 Carmarthen tinworks,95
Johnstown forge,Priory St,Carmarthen,c1950,JONES,Dafydd,96 Johnstown forge,Water St,c1950,HUGHES,David,96
Cilyrychen lime kilns,Llandybie,PENSON,R.K.,96 Cross Hands,colliery spoil heaps,1960s,97
Water St forge,blacksmith at work,RICHARD,Glan,97 Picton Terrace,Carmarthen,JONES,'JONES y Lark',William,97
Capel Ifan Colliery near Pontyberem,98 Coalbroon Road,Pontyberem,colliers,98
Cwm Siencyn Colliery,Pontyberem,99 Pentremawr Colliery,Pontyberem,miners and officials,99
Ammanford Colliery and Brickworks,1920,100 Pentregwenlais quarry and limeworks,100
Cambrian Place,Carmarthen,Blacksmith,GRIFFITHS,Elwyn,101 Sail and Steam vessels,Burry Port docks,101

Coast to Coast

Place/Image,Surname,Given Name,Page No.

Carmarthen Coraclemen on Tywi,1882, OWEN,Thomas William,102  
Carmarthen Coraclemen on Tywi,1882,THOMAS,David,102 Carmarthen Coraclemen on Tywi,OWEN,Willie,102
Carmarthen Coraclemen on Tywi,1882,THOMAS,Stephen,102 Carmarthen Coraclemen on Tywi,LEWIS,Griff,102
Carmarthen Coraclemen on Tywi,1882,EVANS,Harry,102 Tywi coraclemen of Priory Street,RICHARDS,Dai 'Lawdl',102
Tywi coraclemen of Priory Street,1882,RICHARDS,Densil,102 Coraclemen New Quay regatta,1949,BLYTHEN,Ted,103
Coraclemen New Quay regatta,EVANS,Will,103 Coraclemen New Quay regatta,THOMAS,Llew,103
Coraclemen New Quay regatta,THOMAS,Allen,103 Coraclemen New Quay regatta,THOMAS,Lewis,103
Coraclemen New Quay regatta,THOMAS,William,103 Coraclemen New Quay regatta,THOMAS,Steve,103
Coraclemen New Quay regatta,PRICE,Ted,103 Carmarthen coracleman making lines the traditional way,103
Coraclemen on the Tywi,104 Coracleman,ELIAS,Joe,'Dan-y-Bancs',104
River Teifi competition,1950s,ELIAS,Joe,105 Coracleman,OWENS,Cyril,'Billyboy',105
Wales' oldest coracleman,ELIAS,William,106 Carmarthen Quay,106
Carmarthen Quay,coaster 'Merthyr',warehouses,ARTHUR,J.B,107 Burry Port Harbour,107
West dock Burry Port,108 Cockle gatherers, Ferryside sands,108
Donkeys transporting cockles,109 Llansteffan's North Pier,109
Laugharne,traction engine,110 Pendine village,1939,110
Amroth sea wall,111 River Teifi,St Dogmaels,1940s,111
New Quay,Cardigan Bay port,112 Bathing huts,New Quay,THOMAS,Dylan,112
Llangrannog village,113 Llangrannog beach,113

Faces in the Crowd

Place/Image,Surname,Given Name,Page No.

The Emlyn Colliery Brass Band,Penygroes,114 Crwbin Brass Band,114
Felindre Band,115 Carmarthen,Queen Elizabeth Grammar School for Boys Choir,1957,115
HQ staff,1st Btn Carmarthenshire Home Guard,1944,116 Sunday School youngsters,Saron near Llandysul,116
Girls' Friendly Society,Laugharne,117 Llangain schoolchildren & teachers,1892,117
Evan Motors,Carmarthen football team,1947,118 Tumble rugby club,1949-50,118
Llandeilo Schoolboys AFC,1924-25,DAVIES (NZ),Merlin W.,119 Carmarthen Wheelers cycling club,119
Lowndes Garage,Carmarthen,apprentices,120 Stockjudging contest,Golden Grove Farm Institute,1950,120
Carmarthen Journal printing staff,121 Pencader Grammar School,excursion to Creigau Peb,121
Studio christening,Llansteffan,c1900,GRIFFITHS (Photographer),D.J.,122 St John's Welsh Church choir,Carmarthen,1950s,122
Carmarthen Orpheus Glee Society,DANIELS,Mr P.R.,123 Pontyberem male voice choir,WILLIAMS,Mr John,123
Carmarthen Corinthians cricketers,1948,124 Pontyberem cricket club members,124
Llanarthne parish council,1928-31,125 Carmarthen Asylum staff football & hockey club,1905,125
Drefach school in the Gwendraeth,'stoolball' team,1933,126 Carmarthen Mental Hospital lawn tennis club,1922,126
Llangunnor school (21 childlren),1950,127 Cross Hands St John Ambulance class,1906,127

Red Letter Days

Place/Image,Surname,Given Name,Page No.

Royal Welsh Show,1947,Princess Elizabeth,128 Carmarthen Mayor greeting Princess,JENKINS,John,128
Walkabout,Lammas St,Carmarthen,Queen Elizabeth II,129 Flying visit to Pembrey,1931,Prince of Wales,129
Beating of the bounds the Common Walk,Laugharne,130 The Common Walk,Laugharne,130,131
Airship,Whitsunday Sports,Carmarthen,June 1908,SPENCER Brothers,132 Induction,St Luke's,Llanllwni,1930,JONES,Rev Lloyd,133
Ditto,Lady of the manor in Maesycrugiau,Lady MANSEL,133 Gorsedd ceremony,Carmarthen National Eisteddfod,1911,133
Corporation of Laugharne,Big Court,1964,134 Portreeve buying drinks,134
Unveiling of St Clears Memorial Cross,1921,135 Unveiling Carmarthenshire Boer War Memorial,Guildhall Square,135
Fokker F7 seaplane,Burry Estuary,1928,136 Pilot of seaplane,STULZ,Wilmur,136
Mechanic of seaplane,GORDON,Lewis,136 Passenger of seaplane,EARHART,Amelia,136
Seafarer' plane,Pendine,1933,MOLLISON,Jim and Amy,137 Pendine,world land speed record,'Babs',1927,PARRY THOMAS,J.G,137
UK family Rugby football,Carmarthen Pk,1909,Haverfordwest,WILLIAMS,138 Ditto,Llanelli,RANDALL,138
Degree Day,Lampeter,1908,138 Plaid Cymru president,supporters,1966,EVANS,Gwynfor,139
Youngsters show support for Carmarthen's new MP,139  

A Chapter of Disasters

Place/Image,Surname,Given Name,Page No.

Floodwaters across Pensarn,1931,140 Carmarthen Quay,under water,140
Swollen river floods Pencader,1935,141 Llandovery in flood,1930,141
An icy River Tywi flows under the bascule bridge,142 Ice floes drift past Carmarthen Quay,1962-63,142
Harford Square,Lampeter,great blizzard,1933,143 Bus crash on road near Aberaeron,143
Dryslwyn bridge near Llandeilo,before & after floodwaters,1931,144,145 Nantgaredig Bridge,damage,145

Towns and Townships

Place/Image,Surname,Given Name,Page No.

Rhosmaen Street, Llandeilo,1904,146 Crescent Road,Llandeilo,146
Old stables,Ammanford,147 Cross Inn Hotel,Ammanford Square,147
Ammanford Square,148 High Street,Llandovery,1912,148,149
Llandovery Square,149 Town Hall,High Street,Lampeter,150
Bridge Street,Newcastle Emlyn,1905,150 Carmarthen Road,St Clears,1911,JAMES',Bicycle Shop,151
Lady Street,Kidwelly,151 The Pelican,Bridge Street,Kidwelly,152
Pinged Hill,Kidwelly,152 Burry Port,153
Railway Hotel,Station Road,Burry Port,153 Laugharne village from Fern Hill,154
Dapper cyclist,Laugharne,154 Newbridge Road,Laugharne,155
Victoria Street,Laugharne,1939,THOMAS,Dylan,155  

People and Places

Place/Image,Surname,Given Name,Page No.

Tasting Riecks,Carmarthenshire to Pennsylvania,1939,JONES,Ben,156 Tasting Riecks,Felindre Mill,Dryslwyn,1939,DAVIES,Mr&Mrs J.T.,156
Harold Greenwood murder trial,Carmarthen,1920,SPURRY,Sergeant,156 Cottage Inn,Lampeter,'Mother Jem',157
Shop window,Laugharne,images & works,THOMAS,Dylan,157 Three Brothers,Johnstown,THOMAS Harold,158
Ditto,Cillefwr farm,Carmarthen,JONES,Hywel & Mervyn,158 ANTHONY,Jack,158
Three little maids from Pendine,158 Thatched New Inn,Ammanford,159
Shop next to New Inn,Ammanford PHILLIPS,J.,159 Magnificent tree,Broad Street,Llandovery,159
West Wales Sanatorium,Llanybydder,Princess Christian & dau Victoria,160 Patients convalescing on sanatorium terrace,160
Newsagent,Burry Port,SNOOK,Mr C.,161 Lllanstefan Ivorites Club,Union Hall Hotel,161
Carmarthen Pierrot troupe,photographer of Lammas Street,WEAKS,George,162 Mrs Ada Jones,'Mamgu Blaenwaun',wife of'Dafydd y Brenin',162
Tramp,ex-miner from Rhondda,'Mardy',163 Landovery lady outside shop of,MOORE E.H.,163
Parish Church of St Ishmael,near Ferryside,PENSON,R.K.,164 Baptist Chapels,Penybont,Llandysul,164
Llandeilo Church,165 Church of Landyfeisant,Llandeilo,165
Garden of Eden,Glyn Aur,Abergwili,166 Topiary version fo Crucifixion,166
Nurse and patients,Glangwili Hospital,1955,167 Territorial Army Camp,Llandovery,1909,167
Church Army mission van,1930s,168 Whit Sunday Marchers',Field Street,Ammanford,WILLIAMS,Rev Llwyd,168
Cast of 'What Happened to Jones',Carmarthen,1928,169 Dark Gate,Carmarthen,Hindenburg,1936,169
Kidwelly's Norman Castle,St Mary's Church in background,170 Llandovery College,1920s,170
The Amman Hotel,Glanamman,171 The Ashburnham Hotel,Pembrey,171
Carmarthen Quins rugby supporters,172 Burry Port store,Mr THOMAS,172
Repairing Town Hall clock,Laugharne,173 Town Hall,Laugharne,174
Llanddarog schoolchildren,1906,174 Shop window,Quay Street,Ammanford,Elias & Emmanuel's,175
Pencader war memorial,175  

Later Days

Place/Image,Surname,Given Name,Page No.

Western Counties Agricultural Co-op Association,Pothouse Wharf, Carmarthen,176
National Eisteddfod,Carmarthen Park,Gorsedd stones being erected,177 Nelson Hotel,Red Street,Carmarthen,177
Carmarthen market,178 Carmarthen market clock tower,178
Carmarthenshire Hunt,Laugharne,1906s,179 Pendine,land speed record,1968,BOWLES,Barry,179
Pentrepoeth School,Carmarthen,LEWIS,Norman,180 John Street,Carmarthen,1970s,180