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Casgliad Urdd Gobaith Cymru : Accumulated photographs.
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Mainly b&w photos of animals from around the world. Included are indigenous mammals such as Wood Mouse and otter; insects, fish, also British domestic animals (inc ponies from the Llanarth stud). There are also a number of photos of hyenas, lions etc from game parks in East Africa; Kitsch shots of children with animals; zoo animals, pets etc. Of particular interest is a still from the BBC Drama 'It's a Dogs Life' starring Ruth Madoc, a photo of a fisherman who encountered the Loch Ness Monster (details on reverse of photo) and behind the scenes views from London Zoo.


Portraits of Welsh and Anglo-Welsh writers. Many of these are photographs taken by Julian Sheppard for the Welsh Arts Council and are duplicates of photos found elsewhere in the collection.

Casgliad Urdd Gobaith Cymru : Accumulated photographs.

  • Fonds
  • [ca.1980-ca.2000]

Boxes of photographs being a mixture of those derived from commercial sources (such as record labels, publishers, arts bodies and television companies) and those taken especially for Urdd publications such as features and competitions. Most are the work of professional photographers.


Photographs of sporting activities, individuals, professional and amateur teams involved in sport in Wales. Includes disabled athletes, JPR Williams playing in the Junior Lawn Tennis Championships, Wimbledon in 1965, features on horseback riding, Also some world famous sportsmen, eg Mohammed Ali.

[Gweithgareddau 1]

Photographs documenting Urdd activities, predominantly those at Llangrannog from the 1960s and early 1970s. Also many photos of amateur dramatic performances. However most are not annotated and the full details therefore not known. Most appear to be the work of professional photographers.

Pel Droed

Mainly portraits of Welsh professional soccer players. Also included are team photos of Swansea City, Cardiff City and Wrexham and press photos of various top flight and international games. Most are annotated on the reverse. Most are the work of Press Agencies and local / regional newspapers.


Includes photos of Llandovery College v Christ College, Brecon in 1969 (by John Jenkins, Llwynhendy). Team photos of 1969 South African tourists; 1954, 1963 & 1967 All Black tourists; Wallabies ca.1965; Various Welsh teams. Also includes press photos of international games in progress.

Srinagar, Kashmir 1948

This is the well known view by Cartier-Bresson of four Muslim women, two standing, two squatting on the slopes of Hari Parbat hill facing the sun rise behind the Himalayas. All have their backs to the camera, one appears to be praying.

Cartier-Bresson, Henri, 1908-2004.

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