Barry – to see a difference

Barry - to see a differenceIn just over a century Barry has changed out of all recognition; from being the largest exporter of coal in the world in 1913 the town is now seeking a new identity in the post-coal age of South Wales. Valley and Vale Community Arts delved into its photographic archive in an attempt to illustrate these changes.

This publication compares and contrasts the past and present of the town using archive photographs and modern images in conjunction with oral history interviews. The result is a stunning large format photographic journey.

Photography by Simon Davies (with thanks to George Storey)

Published: 1993, 117 Pages