My grandmother Muriel is 100: it is an incredible achievement to have reached that age. My Grannie, mum and myself are very close, we all live together and have done for a number of years.
As I come to the end of my masters degree in photography, I am looking for new ideas to sustain me both artistically and intellectually. Grannie and I have been discussing working on a project together about her life as a child in Bryneglwys and this has proved to be a perfect opportunity to start this work together.
We have just returned from 5 days in North Wales visiting Bryneglwys. I know that grannie has an excellent memory, but to see it in practice and tell us about the people who lived in each house and farm – about their families, their struggles was a moving experience. These are memories going back 97 years.
Over the next few days, weeks and months I will be adding to this blog: the memories she has, the new memories we have made, along with the old photographs and new ones I have taken using her Box Brownie which she had when she was 12.
It is an exciting prospect and I am looking forward to the journey ahead of us.