Burry Port Beards

It is impossible to ignore the increasing popularity of beards. This phenomenon has the potential of spanning the life-time of men and they can be well-tended and cared for or left to run riot on the face. This photographic exposition captures 20 men that I have observed in Burry Port town and harbour. The men include residents, visitors and even a transient cyclist. Mae’n amhosibl anwybyddu poblogrwydd cynyddol barfau. Mae gan y ffenomen hon y potensial i rychwantu oes dynRead more

Gordon

Gordon is an octogenarian gentleman who has lived and worked in Burry Port all his life. He was born in a two-bedroomed terrace house, which he shared with his parents and grandparents. In 1939, aged five, he moved with his parents, into a three-bedroomed council house on the same street and attended the Copperworks School in Morlan Terrace in an adjacent street. Gordon impressed me as a very smart and presentable man with a very well tended garden and tidyRead more

Folk Music at The New Neptune

To continue my exploration of the theatre and entertainment world I obtained permission to photo-document a performance of folk music at the The New Neptune in Burry Port. It was a pleasure to spend an evening in the company of passionate men and women who delighted in entertaining us with an interesting and eclectic mix of music.Read more

Cockle Picker

Burry Port Cockle Picker There is a stalwart group of Cockle Pickers in Burry Port and I wanted to record their activates as part of my long-term project to produce a photo-essay of the small businesses, charities and Not for Profit Organisations in my town. I regularly take my dogs for walks on this beach so I had been able to observe the men for some time before approaching a few to enquire about the best time to view theirRead more

To save an old school

    To save an old school I am a founder member of a group to save the Old Copperworks School in Burry Port from demolition by the Town Council. Our objective is to bring this iconic building back into public use. The Old Copperworks School is one of the last remaining examples of the wonderful Industrial, Maritime & Cultural Heritage buildings of Burry Port. Industrialist George Elkington built the School for his employees’ children in 1855. Our group, ROCSRead more