To mark the launch of the new Memory Lane website, and because we’re all stuck in lockdown, we’ve dug out some treats from the past
Coronavirus may have kept many of us indoors this year, but we can still look forward to good times in the future, and remember the wonderful moments of the past.
To help with that, Reach plc, the parent company of WalesOnline, has launched a free online picture archive called Memory Lane.
The new website has tens of thousands of pictures for you to browse, so everyone can look back and celebrate historical moments in Wales, delve into the past of cities and towns, and immerse themselves in our heritage.
The launch of Memory Lane follows a YouGov survey suggesting that the past is in danger of being lost because 80% of Brits haven’t digitised all their photos.
So, with the arrival of the new website, we are also encouraging people to preserve, celebrate and share images which matter to them.
To give you an example of some of the images you can find at memorylane.co.uk, and because it’s the first bonfire night in years where there won’t be any organised displays due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, here are some great pictures of fireworks nights of the past in Wales.