A collection of polaroids of old pics in Gwynedd

Trip down memory lane for Adra communities

Do you have old photos of life on Adra housing estates in the Penrhyndeudraeth, Deiniolen and Nefyn areas and are willing to share them for a special exhibition this Summer?

The Adra Community Team is working with the National Eisteddfod to organise an exhibition at Eisteddfod Llŷn and Eifionydd field being held in Boduan near Pwllheli. The theme of the exhibition will be ‘Balchder Bro’  (community pride) and the intention is to celebrate life on housing estates where Adra currently has homes.

It is hoped that the photos will reflect local communities and what community means to residents. A series of short videos will be shown at the same time.

Drop-in sessions will take place in the following locations for people to come along for a cuppa and cake and share their photos and memories:

Tuesday, 23 May – Y Ganolfan, Nefyn between 3pm and 5pm

Wednesday, 24 May – EB Cafe, Deiniolen between 4pm and 6pm

Thursday, 25 May – Memorial Hall, Penrhyndeudraeth between 4pm and 6pm.

Sion Eifion Jones, Community Officer with Adra said: “The Eisteddfod had been in contact asking to collaborate on a community project that would promote the arrival of the Eisteddfod to Gwynedd but also leave a legacy after the Eisteddfod has left the area .

“The hope is that the Balchder Bro project will give people the opportunity to share stories of living on housing estates over the years, share information about life and characters and what was unique about their communities. What better than reminiscing and having fun over a cup of tea and cake?”

The exhibition will appear in the Adra tent at the Eisteddfod throughout the week (August 5-12)