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!
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.