A WESTERN Telegraph reader has spotted a photograph of his own family in the newspaper which he had not seen in years.

James Milne, 76, of Neyland, saw the image of his mother and grandfather from the early 1920s featured in a collage created for the Project Peace exhibition which has been held in Haverfordwest.

The art project has been part of the Haverfordwest Remembers programme of events commemorating the centenary of the First World War’s end, and looks at the effect of the war on the friends and families of those who fought.

In one photograph provided by Haverfordwest Town Museum, a young girl and her father sit at a table behind Main Street in Neyland near the co-operative building.

This is Mr Milne’s mother, Rose Milne (nee Swales) and her father Joseph Swales are the two at the table, which is piled high with vegetables.

“She would have been about three or four when she was sitting there,” said Mr Milne.

“And my grandfather was a great gardener,” he added.

Mr Milne said it was a bit of a shock to see his family members photograph, but it was interesting to hear about the exhibition.

His mother later went on to work in a depot in Neyland, and his grandfather was a platelayer on the railways, repairing and maintaining the lines in west Wales.

"They never talked about their life through the war," said Mr Milne.

Project Peace brought together the old and the very young to create collages of photographs, newspaper cuttings and other historical documents from the First World War.

Residents of Meadow Park Day Centre and pupils from Predergast CP School worked together to make the images with help from Haverfordwest artist Pip Lewis.