In 2016 Llanelli Photographic Society will be celebrating it’s 125th Anniversary. The club is marking the occasion with a series of events including a special one off version of the annual Sosban Trophy and a Community Display of images. Information about these events and more will appear here.
1. Sosban Trophy 2016
For our 125th Anniversary our Sosban Trophy will be contested by several clubs instead of the usual six. The competition will take place on the 25th June 2016. A special one off trophy will go the winner. Invitations to the event have been circulated and the various rules, entry forms etc will be sent out soon.
2. Community Display
We’ve been lucky enough to find glass photographic plates which have images taken from original members of The Society. These plates date back to the 1890s and thanks to the help of Llanelli Library and National Library Of Wales we’ve been able to take digital scans of these plates. Not only are they important photographically but they hold significance in terms of social and local history.
Our members are currently working on the images and we hope that they will be the focus of an exhibition of LPS work.
3. LPS History Audio Visual
LPS member Joyce Mollet has been working on an audio visual presentation which covers the 125 year history of The Society. The recently scanned glass plate images will add to the presentation.
4. Llanelli Then And Now
We are hoping to encourage current members of LPS to get involved with a “Then And Now” project. Once the 1890s images have been analysed we’ll then try and reproduce a modern day version of selected shots.
5. Christmas Raffle
Like all groups we have to do fund raising and currently we are running a Christmas Raffle. Money from this raffle will go towards printing and mounting images for our Community Display in June 2016. The top prize is a Christmas Hamper plus there’s an Afternoon Tea For Two at Stradey Park Hotel and other prizes on offer.
The winners of our raffle were as follows:
Christmas Hamper – Peter Williams
Afternoon Tea For Two – Dai Evans
Bottle Whisky – D.A.Jenkins
Two Bottles Of Wine – Dorothy Cross
Luxury Panettone – Mrs French
Red Wine & Chocs – Anna
M&S Biscuits – Gillian Vaughan
Thank you to everyone who donated and helped us raise nearly £200.
This project wouldn’t be able to run without outside assistance. LPS would like to thank the following for their help, input, donations or grants.
- Llanelli Town Council
- Llanelli Library
- National Library Of Wales
- Stradey Park Hotel
- Carmarthen Cameras
- DS Colour Labs
- Llanelly House
- Jenkins Bakery
- The Members Of LPS