Rhoose Village

Rhoose Beach

East Aberthaw Village

The Railway through Rhoose

The Verajean - Shipwreck


Local Industry


Scanned Documents


Aberthaw Fisher


Fontygary Bay


Miscellaneous photos


Fontygary Road


Buildings and Structures


Trucks and TrainsArchive Transport


Llancarfan Church


Croeso i Rhws a Chymdeithas bHistory Cylch

Home Histories About Us  Events Speakers Archive

Rhoose and District History Society Society

Welcome to

Welcome to the Rhoose History Archive

The Rhoose and District History Society on-line archive is separated into various sections covering subjects of interest and material types. The information contained within the archive consists mainly of historical photographs which have been scanned or otherwise digitised for inclusion. There are also maps and other documents.

If you don’t immediately find items regarding a specific subject, please revisit the site in the future as the archive is being continually extended as more items become available for inclusion.

Use of the archive


Generally, for the purposes of the website, digitised copies of photographs have been compressed to reduce the amount of website server space used. They are generally displayed in the form of digital albums using java encoding. If your computer does not have the java software installed, a free copy of this can be downloaded from the Java website here.  

Under this system the media can be displayed, but it is not possible to directly copy an item from the website. Each photograph has an identification code. If a copy of a particular photograph is required, please contact the society quoting the I.D. Number. We will do our best to provide a high resolution copy, provided we are able to do so under copyright rules. A small charge may be levied for this service. Picture Request

At the left of each gallery display there are thumbnail pictures of the gallery contents with a set of navigation buttons at the top. The galleries are set to move through the picture set automatically at startup (slide show). You can stop the slide show by pressing the II pause button or clicking on a picture thumnail. Restart the slide show by pressing the arrow button. You can move the displayed picture back and forwards by using the + and - buttons.  


Some documents such as text, drawings, diagrams or maps are usually scanned and displayed as a ‘pdf’ (Adobe Portable Data Format) file. Adobe Acrobat viewer software is required to view these documents. If your computer does not have this installed it is available as a free installable download here.


The documents and photographs in the archive have been grouped into categories according to context, dates or other criteria. Some objects may be included in more than one section where there is common relevance. Where possible, dates and subject information is provided with individual items and categories. On occasion little or no information is available, the information provided will reflect this.

If you have further information regarding items displayed in the archive, please contact us as we would welcome your knowledge.

Please enjoy viewing the archive