We’re searching for seaside stories!

working on the boat in Amlwch harbour

Working on the boat in Amlwch harbour © Peter Williams

Are you from south or west Wales? Do you have memories about marine mammals? Stories about sharks or salmon? Perhaps you could write a book about your time on a boat? If so, the Living Seas Wales Team want to hear from you!

As part of ‘Documenting our Past’, a component of The Living Seas Wales Project, we are looking to explore, document and share people’s memories of the marine environment. In particular we’re interested to hear about marine megafauna: people’s encounters with dolphins, whales or sharks, for example, as well as memories related to fishing. These can be as recent as yesterday, all the way to stories passed down through the generations!

Unlike data already in archives, people’s stories and skills are constantly at risk of disappearing. That means that sharing memories could not be more important to be carried forward into the future!

Peter Williams’ uncle Hywel Williams, with his boat used in the Herring Run off Amlwch mid 20th Century ©

As well as word of mouth, we’re looking for photos, postcards or objects that transport you back to a time and place on the Welsh coast.

Want to be involved? Or know someone who should be?! Email: livingseas@welshwildlife.org, Call: 01545 560224, contact us online or attend one of our ‘Memory Pod’ or ‘Sea and Me’ events!

Laura Evans, our Living Seas Wales Project Officer, at one of our ‘Memory Pod’ events ©

Laura Evans, our Living Seas Wales Project Officer, at one of our ‘Memory Pod’ events ©