This Saturday (28/01/12) the National Library will hold it’s first open day of 2012. During this marathon of a day there will a number of events, some highlights include films in the Drwm theatre with ‘Pictwrs y Plant’ (children’s films) in the morning, and in the afternoon a showing of a film of Aberystwyth in the 1920’s. There will be a selection of entertaing talks with Professor April McHahon the Vice-chancellor of Aberystwyth University, a talk by Will Troughton about Aberystwyth Photographers and a special talk by the newsreader Huw Edwards about his new series ‘The Story of Wales’.
There will also be an introduction to of one of the Screen and Sound Archives most interesting sound collection, the Ceredigion Library Oral History Collection (‘Casgliad Llyfrgell Ceredigion’). A vast collection of oral history of the Ceredigion area. On show will be extracts from Mr Tom MacDonald talking about the history of Capel Bangor, the history of Penuwch by Mr Dafydd Edwardes, Evan Jones will be talking about his memories of Llanfarian, an interesting incite to the old Aberystwyth harbour with Captain William Ellis, Captain Jack Williams and Mr Howell Ellis. Mrs Katie Morris will be remembering her career as a teacher and Mrs Lewis, Aberaeron will be talking about Cribyn before and during the First World War.
The door’s will be open and everyone is welcome, so come along!