Tag Archives: History

Ewenny Priory – Awe and Austere


There’s a unique sense of awe and timelessness that resides in Ewenny Priory. It’s an austere place and whenever I’ve visited, it’s been people less.

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Trefil and a Bit of Welsh History

A couple of weeks ago I went on a circular walk with a couple of friends¬†around Trefil in the South Wales Valleys. It’s a walk that takes in so much variety and history in such a short distance, as well as providing some stunning panoramas over the Brecon Beacons.

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Sudley House


There are some hidden gems around, and often in your own locality, that for various curious and unfathomable reasons you have never visited before.

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During our recent holiday to Cheddar we cycled over to Wells and spent an enjoyable day in and around the Cathedral.

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Bert Hardy at St. Donats Art Centre


There’s a good exhibition on at the moment, it’s in St. Donats Art Centre that showcases the work of Bert Hardy and the time he spent for Picture Post in Tiger Bay, Cardiff, in the early 1950’s.

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National Media Museum – Bradford


We took a group of students to the National Media Museum last week.

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Industrial Landscapes of South Wales: 3


The third area we’ve taken students to recently is Trefil Quarry, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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Industrial Landscapes of South Wales: 2


The second set of images come from the Ironworks at Blaenavon.

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Industrial Landscapes of South Wales: 1


We are really fortunate in South Wales to have such a variety of topographical features within a really small area. Read more…



We took a group of students to Laycock Abbey today, an essential for anyone interested in the history of photography.

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Chambre Hardman – At Last!


I was up in Liverpool over Easter and finally managed to get to Chambre Hardman’s studio at 59 Rodney Street.

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A Sobering Thought

It’s a sobering thought when you realise that some of your photographs are moving into the realm of becoming historical. It’s inevitable, I know, when you have been taking photographs for over 30 years but somehow you always see your own images as being contemporary.

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