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Cardigan Collection

Discover the charm of Cardigan, a hidden gem in Wales

Background imageCardigan Collection: Llangrannog Beach, Ceridigion (Cardigan), West Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Llangrannog Beach, Ceridigion (Cardigan), West Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCardigan Collection: Charge of Light Brigade

Charge of Light Brigade
The charge of the Light Brigade Cardigan in action

Background imageCardigan Collection: Wales, Ceredigion - Tresaith (Cardigan Bay)

Wales, Ceredigion - Tresaith (Cardigan Bay) Date: circa 1930s

Background imageCardigan Collection: Llangrannog Beach, Ceredigion (Cardigan), West Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Llangrannog Beach, Ceredigion (Cardigan), West Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCardigan Collection: Mrs. Smith wakens the dockers of Limehouse, London, with her peashooter in 1927 TopFoto

Mrs. Smith wakens the dockers of Limehouse, London, with her peashooter in 1927 TopFoto
Mrs. Smith wakens the dockers of Limehouse, London, with her peashooter in 1927 © TopFoto

Background imageCardigan Collection: Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell in Frank Borzages Lucky Star (1929)

Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell in Frank Borzages Lucky Star (1929)
Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell

Background imageCardigan Collection: Girls with their books in Balham, SW London

Girls with their books in Balham, SW London
Four girls with their books and drawings, sitting on a pavement in Balham, SW London. Date: circa 1961

Background imageCardigan Collection: Llangrannog Beach, Ceredigion (Cardigan), West Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Llangrannog Beach, Ceredigion (Cardigan), West Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCardigan Collection: Carmarthen County Lunatic Asylum, South Wales

Carmarthen County Lunatic Asylum, South Wales
An aerial view of the Carmarthen Lunatic Asylum erected near Carmarthen, South Wales, in 1865 and designed by David Brandon. It was jointly used by the counties of Carmarthen, Cardigan and Pembroke

Background imageCardigan Collection: Elderly Gypsy Woman

Elderly Gypsy Woman
An elderly gypsy woman with long dark hair and wearing a thick cardigan stands in front of the brightly painted family caravan at an encampment in Surrey

Background imageCardigan Collection: No. 1331

No. 1331
0-6-0 Saddle Tank. Built in 1877 by Fox, Walker and Co, originally for the Whitland and Cargigan Railway. The GWR took the railway over in 1886. Was also given the number 1387

Background imageCardigan Collection: Salmon Leap, Cenarth Falls, Cardiganshire, Wales

Salmon Leap, Cenarth Falls, Cardiganshire, Wales
Artist: Miles, George Francis - Title: Salmon Leap, Cenarth Falls, Cardiganshire, Wales - Date: 1878 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 106.7 x 157.5

Background imageCardigan Collection: 7th Earl of Cardigan

7th Earl of Cardigan
James Thomas Brudenell 7th earl of CARDIGAN military, notably at the battle of Balaklava during the Crimea War

Background imageCardigan Collection: Aberystwyth 1950S

Aberystwyth 1950S
View of the beach and seafront at the popular Mid Wales seaside resort of Aberystwyth, Ceredigion. Date: 1950s

Background imageCardigan Collection: Wales, Ceredigion - Penbryn (Cardigan Bay)

Wales, Ceredigion - Penbryn (Cardigan Bay) Date: 1920s

Background imageCardigan Collection: Barmouth / Wales / Cig Card

Barmouth / Wales / Cig Card
Barmouth, Cardigan

Background imageCardigan Collection: Cardigan Castle / Wales

Cardigan Castle / Wales
Cardigan Castle, in the town of Cardigan, Ceredigion. The castle was finally destroyed (in part) by Cromwell in the Civil War

Background imageCardigan Collection: Criccieth, Cardigan Bay, Gwynedd, Wales

Criccieth, Cardigan Bay, Gwynedd, Wales
Boats at Criccieth, Cardigan Bay, Gwynedd, Wales. Date: late 19th century

Background imageCardigan Collection: Sporty Lacrosse Girl

Sporty Lacrosse Girl - The Sporting Girl - " The Fellows like the girl of sport, shes such a jolly, chummy sort." Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCardigan Collection: Ground plan, Carmarthen County Lunatic Asylum, Wales

Ground plan, Carmarthen County Lunatic Asylum, Wales
Architects ground-floor plan of the Carmarthen Lunatic Asylum erected near Carmarthen, South Wales, in 1865 and designed by David Brandon

Background imageCardigan Collection: Potato harvest, Rafta Farm, St Levan, Cornwall

Potato harvest, Rafta Farm, St Levan, Cornwall
Mother and daughter (Pamela and Sandra Semmens) working on the potato harvest at Rafta Farm, St Levan, near Lands End, Cornwall. Date: 1970s

Background imageCardigan Collection: Leslie Howard as RJ Mitchell in The First of the Few

Leslie Howard as RJ Mitchell in The First of the Few
Leslie Howard (1893-1943) photographed on the film set for The First of the Few, in which he played the Spitfire designer RJ Mitchell. 1942

Background imageCardigan Collection: Woman with spinning wheel, Isle of Harris, Scotland

Woman with spinning wheel, Isle of Harris, Scotland
On the Isle of Harris, Scotland, a woman uses an elegant old spinning wheel to make Harris tweed, while her dog sleeps beside her. Date: 1920s

Background imageCardigan Collection: No. 1386

No. 1386
0-6-0 Saddle Tank. Built in 1875 by Fox, Walker and Co, originally for the Whitland and Cargigan Railway. The GWR took the railway over in 1886

Background imageCardigan Collection: No. 1385, John Owen

No. 1385, John Owen
0-6-0 Saddle Tank locomotive. Built in 1872 by Fox, Walker and Co, originally for the Whitland and Cardigan Railway. The GWR took the railway over in 1886

Background imageCardigan Collection: Two year old Peter Greenhill of the Falcon, off Fleet Street

Two year old Peter Greenhill of the Falcon, off Fleet Street, who caused quite a sensation when he ran across the parade ground at the Trooping of the Colour rehearsal

Background imageCardigan Collection: Charge of the Light Cavalry Brigade, 25th October 1854

Charge of the Light Cavalry Brigade, 25th October 1854
XND75991 Charge of the Light Cavalry Brigade, 25th October 1854, engraved by E. Walker, pub. by Colnaghi & Co, 1855 (litho) (see 121088 for detail) by Simpson

Background imageCardigan Collection: Caricature of Cora Cardigan, flautist

Caricature of Cora Cardigan, flautist
Caricature of Cora Cardigan (Hannah Rosetta Dinah Moulton, 1860-1931), virtuoso flautist who worked mainly in theatres and music halls. She also played the violin. 1883

Background imageCardigan Collection: Kicking Time by Muriel Dawson

Kicking Time by Muriel Dawson
Charming illustration of a baby lying on its tummy wearing a nappy and knitted cardigan

Background imageCardigan Collection: Scene in the International Stores, Crediton, Devon

Scene in the International Stores, Crediton, Devon, with two middle-aged women chatting in an aisle. The photograph dates from before decimalisation of the currency -- tins of peaches are priced at

Background imageCardigan Collection: STANDING CORGI 1937

STANDING CORGI 1937
CHAMPION DINAH OF WILMORTON Owner: Honey Date: 1937

Background imageCardigan Collection: Frederick Gorringe advert - cardigans for soldiers, WWI

Frederick Gorringe advert - cardigans for soldiers, WWI
Advertisement by Frederick Gorringe for wool, khaki cardigans and service scarfs for British soldiers during World War I. The Tommy featured is keen to show off his cardigan and quips

Background imageCardigan Collection: 7th Earl of Cardigan

7th Earl of Cardigan
James Thomas Brudenell 7th earl of CARDIGAN military, notably at the battle of Balaklava during the Crimea War

Background imageCardigan Collection: Mrs. Payne Whitney with unidentified gentleman seated on flying field of aviation meet, 1910

Mrs. Payne Whitney with unidentified gentleman seated on flying field of aviation meet, 1910

Background imageCardigan Collection: Twiggy - (born Leslie Hornby, and married name Leslie Lawson)

Twiggy - (born Leslie Hornby, and married name Leslie Lawson). Pictured in this October 1966 shoot for The Mirror and Herald, by Ron Burton

Background imageCardigan Collection: Leslie Ash and Phil Davis, who star in the film Quadrophenia, written by The Who

Leslie Ash and Phil Davis, who star in the film Quadrophenia, written by The Who, which is the story of Mod and Rockers in the 1960s

Background imageCardigan Collection: Actress Jean Ferguson who plays Marina, the on screen mistress of Howard Sibshaw in

Actress Jean Ferguson who plays Marina, the on screen mistress of Howard Sibshaw in the BBC situation comedy series Last of the Summer Wine, pictured during filming of the series. 20th August 1992

Background imageCardigan Collection: Woman in dress a la turkish in white linen and English lace, white petticoat with lace falbalas

Woman in dress a la turkish in white linen and English lace, white petticoat with lace falbalas, fichu, blue gilet
FLO4671876 Woman in dress a la turkish in white linen and English lace, white petticoat with lace falbalas, fichu, blue gilet, and gold medallion with initials CD

Background imageCardigan Collection: Woman in traveling clothes for riding a cabriolet: she wears a jacket with three collars in Peking

Woman in traveling clothes for riding a cabriolet: she wears a jacket with three collars in Peking puce
FLO4671759 Woman in traveling clothes for riding a cabriolet: she wears a jacket with three collars in Peking puce, a gilet and petticoat in Peking apple-green

Background imageCardigan Collection: Woman dancing a minuet in apple-green caraco over a white gilet, white fichu-jabot

Woman dancing a minuet in apple-green caraco over a white gilet, white fichu-jabot, pink satin petticoat
FLO4671833 Woman dancing a minuet in apple-green caraco over a white gilet, white fichu-jabot, pink satin petticoat, and green slippers

Background imageCardigan Collection: Crimean War 1853-1856: Charge of the light cavalry brigade, 25th Oct. 1854

Crimean War 1853-1856: Charge of the light cavalry brigade, 25th Oct. 1854
528728 Crimean War 1853-1856: Charge of the light cavalry brigade, 25th Oct. 1854, under Major General the Earl of Cardigan'

Background imageCardigan Collection: Client: Monsanto Textiles - Knitwear Shoot

Client: Monsanto Textiles - Knitwear Shoot - Men's white cardigan - Shoot date: July 24, 1969 (2/2) Date: 1969

Background imageCardigan Collection: Client: Monsanto Textiles - Knitwear Shoot

Client: Monsanto Textiles - Knitwear Shoot - Men's white cardigan - Shoot date: July 24, 1969 (1/2) Date: 1969

Background imageCardigan Collection: Client: Monsanto Textiles - Knitwear - pale cardigan

Client: Monsanto Textiles - Knitwear - pale cardigan - shoot date: July 24, 1969 Date: 1969

Background imageCardigan Collection: Client: Monsanto Textiles - knitwear for PR

Client: Monsanto Textiles - knitwear for PR - long knitted dress, cardigan and scarf - location: 17 Rochester Square, London NW1 - Model: Jenny Yorke - shoot date: April 1, 1970 Date: 1970

Background imageCardigan Collection: Client: Monsanto Textiles - knitwear for PR

Client: Monsanto Textiles - knitwear for PR - long striped cardigan - location: 17 Rochester Square, London NW1 - Model: Jenny Yorke - shoot date: April 1, 1970 Date: 1970

Background imageCardigan Collection: Uniform of the French light horse cavalry. Handcoloured lithograph from Le Bibliophile Jacob aka

Uniform of the French light horse cavalry. Handcoloured lithograph from Le Bibliophile Jacob aka Paul Lacroix's
FLO4572454 Uniform of the French light horse cavalry. Handcoloured lithograph from Le Bibliophile Jacob aka Paul Lacroix's Costumes Historique de la France (Historical Costumes of France)

Background imageCardigan Collection: Ida Ilsted, the Artist's Wife, 1890. Creator: Vilhelm Hammershoi

Ida Ilsted, the Artist's Wife, 1890. Creator: Vilhelm Hammershoi
Ida Ilsted, the Artist's Wife, 1890



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Discover the charm of Cardigan, a hidden gem in Wales. From the breathtaking beaches of Tresaith and Llangrannog in Ceredigion's Cardigan Bay to the rich history that surrounds this picturesque town, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Llangrannog Beach, where golden sands meet crystal-clear waters, creating a tranquil oasis on West Wales' coastline. As you stroll along the shorelines, let your mind wander back to 1929 when Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell graced these very sands during the filming of Frank Borzages Lucky Star. For those seeking adventure and adrenaline, explore Carmarthen County Lunatic Asylum - an eerie reminder of South Wales' past. No. 1331 holds secrets within its walls that will send shivers down your spine. Indulge in local folklore as you encounter an elderly Gypsy woman who weaves tales passed down through generations. Her wisdom and mystique add an enchanting touch to your journey through Cardiganshire. Witness nature's magnificence at Salmon Leap, Cenarth Falls - a sight that will leave you awe-inspired by its power and grace. The cascading waterfalls are a testament to Wales' natural wonders. Step back in time with Aberystwyth's nostalgic ambiance from the 1950s era. This charming town captures the essence of Welsh heritage while offering modern comforts for all visitors. Venture further into Penbryn along Cardigan Bay and be captivated by its unspoiled beauty. Let tranquility wash over you as you take in panoramic views that stretch across Europe from this coastal haven. Lastly, don't forget to indulge in some traditional Welsh cuisine like Barmouth / Wales / Cig Card – a delicacy that will tantalize your taste buds with its unique flavors. Cardigan invites you on a journey filled with history, natural wonders, and warm Welsh hospitality.