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Rural Development Project

Aberaeron Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

CAS was awarded a grant from the European funded Rural Development Projec'Axis 3', for 18 months in 2011. The work has focused on four strands of activity.

Time to look back

Since 2007 CAS has scanned several thousand photographs of Aberaeron’s people places and events. We have developed a photo archive of these pictures for everyone to enjoy. The archive is now being migrated to the revised website platform which is tailored to be more responsive, flexible and user-friendly.

Time to share

We started to record the stories of our oldest inhabitants as part of the Bicentary project. Now we have started gathering digital stories from all ages to create a permanent audio-visual record of Aberaeron life. If you have a story to tell contact us.

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Time to look around

In the Bicentenary project CAS developed a Town Trail and put plaques on historic buildings. Now we have put this historic trail online for you to follow virtually and look at photos old and new of Aberaeron. Download the Aberaeron Town Trail booklet here to enjoy. The Town Trail map will show you the route to each plaque, while this guide gives you a brief history of each building, as well as some of the landmarks you pass.

Time of your life

CAS has held regular summer exhibitions In 2012 our theme was Childhood. CAS volunteers developed and curated the exhibition and the project developed a children’s week where local schools visited. The children listened to stories, dressed up in Victorian costume, took part the photo quiz, enjoyed the trains and heard what school was like in the 1950s.

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