Visually discover, and read about, the history of Wales as it was captured through the lens at the time.
As a cheaper alternative, you can of course scan prints, negatives and slides yourself.
Save them as jpegs with a resolution of 300dpi, or 600dpi if you plan to print enlargements. Companies such as Vintage Photo Lab or Click 2 Scan will scan in bulk for you and put the images on a DVD.
Old photos of England from familiar places, such as hometowns or holiday destinations, make fascinating points of comparison to their current counterparts.
View a selection of old Scotland photos by choosing any county below.
Anyone who’s found themselves in a similar position, with boxes and boxes of family photos to archive, will know what a daunting undertaking it can be. Put aside at least a day to go through your photographs, grouping those taken around the same time.
Pause now and then to enjoy the sight of your dad in flares or a mystery ancestor with a particularly exuberant beard.
But be careful not to mark, crease or tear the prints.
“Photographs are prone to yellowing and fading, due to pollutants, high relative humidity, and residual processing chemicals but one of the main causes of damage is handling,” says Jacqueline Moon, Photographic Conservator at the National Archives and Vice Chair of the Institute of Conservation (ICON)'s Photographic Materials Group.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own mystery photos for guided analysis by the group during this interactive session.