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Glen Johnson’s Cardigan Castle

Historian Glen Johnson has spent most of his life involved with the story of Cardigan Castle – now over 30 years worth of his photographs chronicling the castle’s fall and rise have gone on display.

The exhibition, sponsored by castle project builders Andrew Scott, showcases the first tentative photographs Glen took as an enthusiastic schoolboy in the early 1980s, his stint as a volunteer helping castle owner Miss Wood and his obvious joy in recording the castle’s restoration under Cadwgan Trust.
The then and now photographs in particular demonstrate the huge amount of restoration work that has been carried out on the site.

The exhibition – in Castle Green’s Silk Room – was launched this week.

Cadwgan chair Non Lewis said: “There’s a man in the moon and we can quite honestly say that Glen Johnson is the man in the castle. His enthusiasm for this site has lasted for decades.”
Glen, who admitted that the castle has given him several sleepless nights over the past 30 years, said he was delighted with the exhibition.
He added: “Some of the early pictures were taken with an old fashioned camera and 110mm film – it’s a credit to the boys at EL Jones printers that they have made them look so good!”
The exhibition – which is free to castle pass holders – runs until Easter.

Pic: Glen Johnson and Cadwgan chair Non Lewis with Joe McLaughlin and Steve Rees of Andrew Scott builders.