Pho­to­graphic so­ci­ety fo­cus on home town to show­case their tal­ents

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THE Llanelli Star has teamed up with the town’s pho­tog­ra­phy so­ci­ety to show­case their work.

Here were look at the topic What Does Llanelli Mean to You as the pho­tog­ra­phers turn their lenses on the town.

Llanelli Pho­to­graphic So­ci­ety is the old­est Welsh camera club started in 1891.

There are cur­rently 32 mem­bers and the so­ci­ety meets at Dafen Wel­fare Hall in Dafen Park ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 7.30pm.

Mem­bers have a va­ri­ety of in­ter­ests cov­er­ing lands­cape, por­trait, street and wildlife pho­tog­ra­phy along with black and white images.

Arthur Mal­lett said: “My pho­tos show the di­verse ar­ray of ac­tiv­i­ties around Llanelli and the ar­chi­tec­ture that was once a prom­i­nent part of the town as well as the new struc­tures that have since ap­peared.

“With its prox­im­ity to the sea we are also for­tu­nate to have the abil­ity to en­joy the lands­cape and what it has to of­fer.

“It is also im­por­tant to in­clude the younger gen­er­a­tion and what fa­cil­i­ties they have to use there en­ergy and show there skills.

“Sport is also im­por­tant and Llanelli has a long his­tory, es­pe­cially in rugby, and the club was in­vited to the new Parc y Scar­lets sta­dium prior to its open­ing to record the new fa­cil­i­ties on of­fer.

“Anyone view­ing th­ese images should be able to get a good idea of the area and what it has to of­fer show­ing Llanelli in a pos­i­tive light rarely seen.”

Ca­role Ann Smith said of her pho­tog­ra­phy and in­spi­ra­tion: “While my roots are in Loughor, where I live ‘ across the bridge’, my heart is also in Llanelli where I have fam­ily and friends, along with many in­ter­ests in the town.

“I run Llanelli Writ­ers’ Circle, I’m edi­tor of Am­ry­wiaeth Llanelli Mis­cel­lany and in­volved in Peo­pleS­peakUp.

“As a mem­ber of Llanelli Pho­to­graphic So­ci­ety, very much en­joy pho­tog­ra­phy, cap­tur­ing the ev­er­chang­ing scenes in the lo­cal­ity.”

John El­lis has cap­tured a win­ter’s stroll along Cefn Si­dan which he says of­fers fan­tas­tic walk­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties at any time of the year.

He has also pictured match­day at Parc y Scar­lets adding “rugby and tin­plate pro­duc­tion are still prob­a­bly what the town is most fa­mous for.”

Tan­nita Davies has cap­tured old and new ar­chi­tec­ture in har­mony within the town

Ian Thom­son en­joys look­ing at the town’s re­gen­er­a­tion from its

Dra­matic skies over Burry Port har­bour by Gordon Ap­ple­ton.

Sun­rise over Sandy by Ian Thom­son.

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