By Miriam Parry
Scouse/Scows: A photography exhibition of the welsh community in Liverpool in the late 1800’s and 1900’s.
The Welsh community was the biggest influx of people in Liverpool after the Irish and is often referred to by the Welsh as the capital of North Wales.
The inspiration for this exhibition came as I looked through my own family photographs and was intrigued by the photos from times that my own family lived in Liverpool. Then when hoping to find more photographs online or from the Liverpool archives I was disappointed to find that there were no obvious examples of photographs of the community apart from photographs of the ‘Welsh Streets’ that they built.
The purpose of this exhibition therefore will be to reflect on the history of the people that were part of the Welsh community in Liverpool and to add historical context to these photographs as a collection. My aim is to use personal photographs of people and their families who have lived or live in Liverpool. As a result, I am hoping this will give the exhibition a personal quality that will interest not only the Liverpool Welsh but the wider community, interested in this small but important part of Liverpool and Wales’ history.
Miriam Parry is in her final year at Liverpool John Moores University studying History of Art.
Exhibition opens Tuesday 5th March until Saturday 16th March 1019.
Tuesday – Saturday 2.00 – 5.00
28 Argyle Street