An exhibition showcasing the photographic collection of renowned local historian Donald Davies is being launched at Cardigan Castle this week.

The castle’s volunteer archivists, led by Glen Johnson, have compiled scores of photographs that were collected by Mr Davies over decades.

Mr Davies, who died a few years ago, left his comprehensive archive to Cardigan Castle. A former headmaster at the now closed Ysgol Blaenporth, Mr Davies was keen that his pictures would be seen by the public.

A well known figure in Cardigan, Mr Davies wrote a regular ‘Those Were The Days’ history column for the Tivy-Side which became one of the most popular items in the paper.

Work is now ongoing in the castle to digitalize all the columns.

The exhibition – in the silk room in Castle Green House – encompasses many events in the town’s history plus local scenes and characters.

Facilities officer Sue Lewis said: “We are delighted that Donald’s pictures are now available for everyone to enjoy. The archive was a priceless gift to the castle.”

Entry to the castle is free to passholders or £5 adults, £3 children.