‘People of Conwy’

The People of Conwy Project took place during the building of Conwy Culture Centre in 2019. A touring roadshow invited people from all over Conwy County to share their stories about inspiring people in their communities. This page showcases some of the people interviewed by the project and that I went on to photograph. This collection is now curated through Conwy County Archives. Audio interviews linked to each photograph are available to listen to here.

You can find information to go with this exhibition, currently showing in Llanrwst Library using:

  • Welsh
  • English
  • British Sign Language
  • Easy-read subtitles
  • Voiceovers

Pobl O Conwy
Cynhaliwyd prosiect Pobl Conwy wrth i’r gwaith o adeiladu Canolfan Ddiwylliant Conwy fynd yn ei flaen yn 2019. Aeth criw’r prosiect ar daith gan wahodd pobl ymhob cwr o’r sir i ddod i rannu hanesion am drigolion eu cymuneda, wedyn cynhaliwyd arddangosfa yn y Ganolfan.
I ddarllen am bob un o’r cymeriadiau, cliciwch are eu henwau yn y rhestr isod. Gallwch hefyd eu clywed yn hel atgofion a gweld portreadau ohonynt gan y ffotograffydd Graham Hembrough. (Gwrando).

Mae gwybodaeth i gyd-fynd â’r arddangosfa hon yn Llyfrgell Llanrwst yn defnyddio:

  • Cymraeg
  • Saesneg
  • Iaith Arwyddion Prydain
  • Is-deitlau hawdd eu darllen
  • Trosleisio

Trevor and Tom Jones, father and son from a family that has fished Conwy mussels for over 100 years
Tony Parisella; he and his family are well known as the Conwy ice cream makers
Pat Rowley, well known and admired in Llanwrst for her voluntary work and immense knowledge of local history
Betty Pattinson OBE, was well known and admired in Conwy for her work when mayor, and for her knowledge of local history. Sadly Betty died shortly after this portrait was made.
Dennis Roberts, Former headteacher who established Penmaenmawr Historical Society in 1973 and also has extensive knowledge of local history.
Annette Evans. Former headmistress of Bodlondeb Primary School, now the site of the Culture Centre
Martin Cawley, a childhood interest in lorries led to the creation of a haulage company ‘Cawley Brothers’ in Llanwrst for many years
Steve Morris, shop steward and one of the last people to work at the Hotpoint factory in Llandudno Junction
James Curran, Former Llanrwst fireman and woollen-mill worker
Liz and Peter Lawton, Veteran Colwyn Bay window cleaner Peter inherited the family business
Gwyneth Roberts, Her family ran a tailor’s shop in an old boat house at Tal y Cafn for almost 120 years
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