Welcome to the site, this is the first post. So what is Then Was? Essentially it’s a personal project and collection of memories, old photographs and anecdotes. It’s part nostalgia trip, part recent history, part writing project and hopefully will be of interest to people who’ve shared these memories, and illuminating to those who missed the things featured.
Nostalgia can be a funny thing, it’s easy to get lost in the past, to look at it through the proverbial rose-tinted spectacles and dwell on the melancholy of what once was. That’s not the aim here, the aim is to try and bring the past to life in an interesting and humorous manner, with photos, memories, and maybe a little bit of fiction and exaggeration.
It’s a personal trip through a fairly uneventful past, and probably only of interest to 2 or 3 people, but for me I enjoy writing about these things and sharing some of the photos I’ve taken over the years. Maybe I’ll open it up in the past, when I run out of things to write about, different people, different places – we’ll see how it goes.
But in the meantime, sit back, pull up a screen and take a trip into the past. My name’s David and I’ll be your source for these memories, and the location will mainly be Cardiff and South Wales. I’m not expecting this to be a regular blog with lots of content added thrice daily, just an occasional thing – so follow the RSS or book mark the page for future reference.