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This is a catalogue of part of the Royal Institution of South Wales archive collection held at the West Glamorgan Archive Service in the Civic Centre, Swansea. Click here for more information about the Royal Institution of South Wales archive collections and where they can be seen.

You can press 'Ctrl' + 'f' in order to search for a word or phrase on this page. Document reference numbers are in given in pointed brackets <>.


<RISW PIC> ROYAL INSTITUTION PHOTOGRAPHS

<RISW PIC 1/1-1/22> Miscellaneous photographs, n.d and c.1850-1987

<RISW PIC 1/1> Bundle of photographs, including 2 photographs of Edgar Evans; 4 photographs of bones; 2 photographs of the front cover of 'The Graphic' newspaper showing a rescue at Mumbles Head, 1883; and a copy of an early painting of Swansea, originally in an envelope marked Mr H. Jenkins. n.d.
[1 bundle, b/w]


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<RISW PIC 1/2> Bundle of copy photograph enlargements of Thomas Horner's watercolour of Swansea, c.1816. n.d.
[1 bundle, b/w]


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<RISW PIC 1/3a-b> Copy enlargement of Paul Padley's panorama of Swansea, 1790 and a copy enlargement of a view of Swansea by Newman and Company, 1852. n.d.
[2 photographs, b/w]


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<RISW PIC 1/4> Bundle of photographs of ships in Swansea Bay, the River Tawe and Port Eynon Oyster dredger. n.d.
[1 bundle, b/w]


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<RISW PIC 1/5> Three copy photographs of the Old Mumbles Train-High Car, 1870 and four copy photographs of stage coaches with horses n.d.
[1 bundle, b/w]


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<RISW PIC 1/6a-b> Bundle of photographs of various exhibits at the Swansea Museum, including the Egyptian Mummy, Swansea porcelain, the Gnoll stone and the Welsh kitchen. n.d.
[2 bundles, b/w and colour]


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<RISW PIC 1/7> Bundle of photographs of buildings and houses in Swansea, including Burrows Lodge, Swansea Library, Woodlands, Bryn-y-mor house, 1838, Market place on Wind Street and an old house behind 94 High Street. n.d.
[1 bundle, b/w]


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<RISW PIC 1/8> Miscellaneous photograph, including a view of Swansea showing the tram system, n.d. and a view of Swansea showing rail links, 1870s. n.d.
[1 bundle, b/w]


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<RISW PIC 1/9> Copy photograph of William Graham Vivian n.d. c.1850
[1 photograph, b/w]


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<RISW PIC 1/10> Photograph of a steam engine named Victor Emanuel at ?Landore. n.d. [1890s]
[1 photograph, black and white, originally Box 4]


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<RISW PIC 1/11> Bundle of copy photographs of workers at the Bryn Tinplate Works, Ynysmeudwy. Attached, a list of some of the workers. c.1895
[1 bundle, b/w]


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<RISW PIC 1/12> Copy photograph of Walter Road looking down from St James Church. n.d. c.1910
[1 photograph, sepia]


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<RISW PIC 1/13a-b> Photograph with caption of a Carmarthen coracle man near the River Tywi. n.d. c.1920
[1 file, b/w]


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<RISW PIC 1/14> Copy photograph of the Vivian family outside Clyne Castle. c.1920
[1 photograph, b/w]


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<RISW PIC 1/15> Bundle of photographs of members of staff of the Swansea Museum. n.d. and 1933-1990
[1 bundle, b/w]


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<RISW PIC 1/16a-b> Two interior photographs of Swansea Museum 1940s
[2 photographs, b/w]


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<RISW PIC 1/17> Bundle of copy photographs of the external of Oystermouth Church, also photographs of a plan of the church and sketches of architectural detail, with covering letter. 17 Oct. 1958
[1 bundle, b/w]


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<RISW PIC 1/18> Bundle of photographs of an unidentified coalmine, showing scenes above ground and preparation rooms with Davy lamps, originally in an envelope marked Mr George Stephens. n.d. [1960s]
[1 bundle, b/w]


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<RISW PIC 1/19> Bundle of photographs of a display of Welsh folk dancing at Swansea Museum. n.d. [1970s]
[1 bundle, b/w]


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<RISW PIC 1/20a-e> Five copy photographs of HM the Queen at the opening of the Leisure Centre, Swansea. June 1977
[5 photographs, b/w]


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<RISW PIC 1/21> Postcard of a Southampton Corporation Motor Service bus. Sept. 1977
[1 postcard, b/w]


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<RISW PIC 1/22> Bundle of photographs of an open day and jumble sale in the grounds of Swansea Museum. n.d. [1980s]
[1 bundle, colour]


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<RISW PIC 1/23a-l> Bundle of photographs of the exterior of Swansea museum. n.d. [1980s]
[1 bundle, colour with negatives]


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<RISW PIC 1/24a-b> Three photographs of Swansea Museum cellars. 8 July 1987
[3 photographs, b/w]


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<RISW PIC 2/1-2/24> Collection of mounted photographs of building work to Swansea Museum, 1992-1993

<RISW PIC 2/1> Photograph showing where the Old Library roof joins the rear elevation with roof light boards in need of repair. 1992-93
[1 board]


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<RISW PIC 2/2> Photograph of the old central heating flue exposed with no liner. 1992-93
[1 board]


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<RISW PIC 2/3> Photograph of the rear elevation with the old render removed. 1992-93
[1 board]


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<RISW PIC 2/4> Photograph of the stone and wooden window lintels being replaced. 1992-93
[1 board]


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<RISW PIC 2/5> Photograph showing where the China Gallery joins the rear elevation. 1992-93
[1 board]


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<RISW PIC 2/6> Photograph of re-rendering the rear elevation near the Lecture Theatre windows and renewing flashings to the roof. 1992-93
[1 board]


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<RISW PIC 2/7> Photograph of new parapets and gutters being fitted on the left side elevation. 1992-93
[1 board]


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<RISW PIC 2/8> Photograph of the rear elevation being painted. 1992-93
[1 board]


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<RISW PIC 2/9> Photograph of the centre gutter before fibre glassing a new gutter. 1992-93
[1 board]


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<RISW PIC 2/10> Photograph of the back gate of Swansea Museum. 1992-93
[[1 board]


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<RISW PIC 2/11> Photograph of the left side elevation of Swansea Museum. 1992-93
[1 board]


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<RISW PIC 2/12> Photograph of the front of Swansea Museum with scaffolding around. 1992-93
[1 board]


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<RISW PIC 2/13> Photograph of the right side elevation and Old Library. 1992-93
[1 board]


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<RISW PIC 2/14> Photograph of the rear elevation of Swansea Museum. 1992-93
[1 board]


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<RISW PIC 2/15> Photograph detail of the steps up to the entrance of Swansea Museum. 1992-93
[1 board]


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<RISW PIC 2/16> Photograph detail of a parapet corner showing rotten flashing, bad gutters and defective parapets at Swansea Museum. 1992-93
[1 board]


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<RISW PIC 2/17> Photograph of builders removing the old stone parapets. 1992-93
[1 board]


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<RISW PIC 2/18> Photograph of builders replacing the stone parapets. 1992-93
[1 board]


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<RISW PIC 2/19> Photograph of a builder taking out rusted metal clamps used to tie in the stones. 1992-93
[1 board]


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<RISW PIC 2/20> Photograph detail of filling in cracks in the stone work. 1992-93
[1 board]


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<RISW PIC 2/21a-b> Photograph detail of the columns at the front of Swansea Museum. 1992-93
[1 board]


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<RISW PIC 2/22> Photograph of the old central heating flue, gutter and parapet. 1992-93
[1 board]


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<RISW PIC 2/23> Photograph of the new flue and cowl, gutters and parapets. 1992-93
[1 board]


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<RISW PIC 2/24> Photograph detail of rotten roof timbers. 1992-93
[1 board]


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<RISW PIC 3> Collection of photographs relating to the repair of the museum, 1994

<RISW PIC 3/p.1-72> File of photographs relating to repairs to the garden, wall, railing, forecourt and the Main and Upper Galleries. The documents in this volume are described in detail in the following pages using the captions provided with each photograph. 1994
[1 file]


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<RISW PIC 3/1> Cordoning off the forecourt prior to works on the railings and paving slabs. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/2> Concrete laid to take paving slabs on the forecourt. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/3> The forecourt in snow – the left hand railings removed. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/4> The forecourt in snow – the left hand railings removed. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/5> Paving slabs arrive. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/6> Laying slabs on the forecourt. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/7> The old steps – uneven and crumbling with new replacement steps nearby. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/8> The old front steps are removed. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/9> Detail of old front steps. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/10> New front steps laid and the pillars made good. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/11> The surface screed on the pillars removed and new stone slabs put either side of the main steps. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/12> New surface laid onto the pillars. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/13> Finished pillar and new stone slabs. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/14> Removing crumbling slabs at railings base. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/15> Railings removed and low wall made good. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/16> New railings painted black and gold set into new surface slabs on low wall. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/17> The old fig tree in the corner near the garden gate – roots causing the wall to collapse. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/18> Corner of garden wall repaired after removal of fig tree. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/19> Repairing the back wall of the garden. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/20> The back wall fully repaired. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/21> Main Gallery back gable end prior to work. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/22> No picture.


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<RISW PIC 3/23> Main Gallery office gable end prior to work. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/24> Main Gallery side wall to corridor prior to work. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/25> Boarding up the wall cases to prevent damage during demolition. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/26> Boarding up wall cases complete and scaffolding built to begin demolition of plasterwork. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/27> The roof space prior to demolition of old plasterwork. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/28> The plaster removed from the back gable wall. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/29> It got a wee bit dusty during demolition of old plasterwork. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/30> Protecting toe old radiators from dust. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/31> Dust everywhere in the Main Gallery. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/32> The Main Office and Library with books covered to keep dust off. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/33> Despite attempts to keep areas separate dust got everywhere. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/34> Details of covered book cases. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/35> The old ceiling with old light fittings in the Main Gallery. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/36> Putting in new electrics. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/37> The decorators rake out the old plaster ceiling and start to re-caulk it prior to painting. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/38> No picture


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<RISW PIC 3/39> National Trust paints from Ball & Farrow were used. Porphyry Pink used on wall. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/40> Decorating the ceiling and walls from scaffolding. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/41> Electrical work to the cases and uplighters in the Main Gallery. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/42> Starting to clean down the wood wall cases in the Main Gallery. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/43> Cleaning the woodwork with solution and wire wool. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/44> Delicate work on cleaning the carving in the Main Gallery. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/45> Cleaning the old display from the Upper Gallery. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/46> Taking down the partitions in the Upper Gallery. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/47> The old partitions in the Upper Gallery ready for use in protecting the Main Gallery wall cases. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/48> The old lighting and false ceiling from the Lower Swansea Valley display. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/49> The Egyptian display area on the landing cleared during work on the Upper Gallery. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/50> The inside wall behind the façade of the building in the Upper Gallery. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/51> The plaster exposed on the outside wall of the Upper Gallery. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/52> The window in the Upper Gallery unblocked to allow a rubble shoot to the garden. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/53> Electrics ready to go in the Upper Gallery. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/54> Lines for new wiring marked on wall in Upper Gallery ready for scoring out. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/55> Electric floor sockets sunk into the concrete floor. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/56> The old electric/heating pipes and conduits above the door in the Upper Gallery. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/57> New electric switchboard in the Upper Gallery. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/58> The old down heater system in the Upper Gallery. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/59> Old pipe work which was visible in the Upper Gallery. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/60> New heating pipe work in the Upper Gallery utilises an old fire pipe. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/61> Additional rafters put in the roof so that electrics can be serviced by walk ways. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/62> Insulation put under the roof tiles and covered in to prevent dust in the attic. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/63> New ceiling in the Upper Gallery. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/64> Plastering the Upper Gallery. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/65> Detail of plasterer. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/66> Detail of plasterer. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/67> The rubbish shoot from the Upper Gallery. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/68> The garden was full of workmen's lorries and all cars were parked in the Leisure Centre car park. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/69> Replacing the flat roof which leaked all over the Natural History Gallery. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/70> Mending the glass roof to the Main Gallery. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/71> The West Glamorgan County Council decide to mend the road just to add to the excitement. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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<RISW PIC 3/72> Detail of road works. 1994
[1 print, colour]


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