If you've ever lived in or visited Penrhiwceiber, it's time to start hunting through those old photographs and mementos!
We're looking for your old pictures, film footage or even old souvenirs linked to Penrhiwceiber Institute and Community Hall. Maybe you've got an old ticket stub from a time you visited the cinema? Did you keep hold of a ticket for a concert you attended there or your membership card? Perhaps you've still got an old film poster or kept a snooker cue used years ago. Maybe you were ahead of the times and filmed a special event there.
Penrhiwceiber Institute, 1912.
Were you one of the women who packed parcels at the hall during the 1984 Miners’ Strike and have photographs from the time? Or perhaps you worked at the colliery and have photos from your time there. It doesn’t matter what time period they are from, whether it’s the 1920s or the 1980s.
Whatever you have, we’d love to hear about it so we can pass on your memories to the institute. It could also be that your memories may appear on the X-Ray programme as we follow the progress of plans to host the film festival (which begins on February 25) and revive the cinema.
The team at the Institute are keen to find any artefacts linked to the Institute for a very special reason. Throughout the Ceiber Film Festival, which begins on February 25, they will be running an exhibition downstairs at the Institute. ‘This is Ceiber’ will tell the story of the history of Penrhiwceiber Institute, the colliery and the village itself. Following the renovation of the hall in the early 1990s, a lot of the old photographs and documents were lost, so the team at the hall would love to hear about anything linked to the history of the hall that still exists.
If you think you can help in any way, please contact the X-Ray team on 03703 334334. Alternatively, write to us or post your memories to X-Ray, Room 4020, BBC Broadcasting House, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2YQ or e-mail any photographs to email@example.com.