Photography is integral to everything we do. We are lucky enough to have John Dillwyn Llewelyn’s unique photographic archive collection from the 19th century to inform the restoration of Penllergare to its former glory.
Through our very own Flickr photo gallery, we are also capturing all of the key moments of our restoration journey today. If you have photos to share, we’d love to see them. Send them to us via email or share with us on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or Instagram (#penllergare).
The majority of historic photographs on this website were taken by John Dillwyn Llewelyn between 1845 – 1860. Most of the originals are in Swansea Museum, the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff and the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. A few are in private collections, together with watercolours by John’s daughter Emma Charlotte Dillwyn Llewelyn and some images by other artists.
All modern photos are taken by Trustees, staff and volunteers. Credit must go to: Carey Beor, Christine Clarke, Cory Beor, Crowbuster, Edward Tucker, Faye Maher, Forest School SNPT, Ian Morris, Jamie Morris, Janet Butt, Janet Whitelock, Jennie Eyers, Jennifer Cloke, Jeremy Douglas Jones, Julie Osborne, Keith Cooper, Meryl Thomas, Peter Thomas, Philip James and Ray Butt. A big thank you to them all for making this website so visually appealing.