LONG forgotten photographic images capturing Pembrokeshire people and locations nearly a century ago have been donated for Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre's historic collection.

A box of 50 glass negatives, taken in the 1920s by a former Royal Dockyarder, were presented to the Centre by Martin and Viv French of Bognor Regis.

Martin's grandfather, Charles Norton Thomas, worked in the Dockyard and lived in Pembroke with his wife Gertrude (nee Morris) and two daughters.

Charles Thomas was a keen amateur photographer and his glass negatives record local events and scenes and buildings still familiar today.

These include carnival groups, heavy snow in Main Street, Pembroke, and the dedication of the Pembroke War Memorial recording the names of the fallen in World War I.

Martin said: "My grandparents left Pembroke in 1925 just as the Royal Dockyard was about to close, and moved to Portsmouth.

"My mother, Dorothy, was five and her sister, Jessie, was 15. The negatives have remained in the family and we are very pleased to donate them for the Pembroke Dock collection."

Centre Manager Stuart Berry added: "This is a remarkable collection with very high quality images.

"Martin and Viv have also provided prints of many of the negatives and we shall share these with colleagues at other local museums as they are equally important for the wider community."