EARLY last year The Fishguard Bay Hotel began sharing its extensive collection of historic photographs.

It set up a Facebook page and over the past 12 months has posted more than 500 fascinating images, which have been enjoyed by the best part of 1,250 followers.

The hotel’s photograph collection has been supplemented from various sources, including photographs donated, loaned and submitted from enthusiastic Facebook fans, as well as its many local friends and customers.

Typically the photographs catalogue the development of the harbour in the early 1900s, street scenes through the 20th century, the changing face of Fishguard square, and the forgotten buildings and shops which were so much a feature of the town in bygone years.

It has been suggested that the hotel’s collection now represents possibly the greatest single gathering of photographs from the twin towns’ history.

A display of 200 especially selected photographs and memorabilia was held at the hotel last November, and it proved so popular that a second, larger, exhibition is to be held between March 7-16 to satisfy the many requests recorded in the exhibition's visitor book.

Entry to the ‘Memories of Fishguard and Goodwick’ collection will be free of charge, and viewers are welcome to attend between 10:30am to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm.

For further information, to submit your own photographs, or to make a reservation for a meal during your visit, contact The Fishguard Bay Hotel. If you wish to discuss the exhibition please ask for Richard Morse. You can reach the hotel by calling 01348 873571, emailing officefbh@aol.com. Alternatively visit the website www.fishguardbayhotel.co.uk or the hotel's Facebook page.