Saturday, 26 September 2009

Exhibition in Cyfarthfa Castle Museum - A Tribute to life in the South Wales Valleys

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council's Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery will soon play host to a unique collection of photography never seen before in Merthyr Tydfil.

Robert Haines - a former resident of Heolgerrig Merthyr Tydfil - took a series of story telling photographs throughout 1971/2, capturing the individual personalities of various characters throughout the borough. These prints were stored away and gathered dust for many years, until last year when Mr Haines rediscovered the box of old photographs, some thirty-five years later.

After looking more closely at the photographs, Mr Haines decided to put together an exhibition, which he will proudly display as a tribute to the life of people from the South Wales Valleys.

Since being found again, the exhibition has been on display at the Light House Gallery in Wolverhampton, but this will be the first time the pictures have come home to Wales.

The exhibition at Cyfarthfa Castle Museum, which is FREE, will be on show throughout the month of October on Tuesdays to Fridays from 10:00am – 4:00pm and on weekends from Noon – 4:00pm

For further information visit and follow the link from the homepage or call Cyfarthfa Castle & Museum Art Gallery on (01685) 723112.


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