Updated: Feb 3, 2021
Stanley Phillips was a professional photographer who set up his own studio in the village of St Clears. His is known for capturing what life was like in Carmarthenshire from the early 1900s to the 1950s.
Thanks to Alan Evans, we have curated a small selection of Phillips' work. We can see that St Clears was very meaningful to Phillips, as he took some fantastic photographs of the old railway station and its surrounding areas.
Pictured above is Frank Oxenham Wiley (pictured front), who was a railway clerk in the army and had railway in his blood.
Wiley's father (pictured front centre) was the station master. He had walked to Wales from Devon to find work, and ended up working his way to the top, becoming the station master at St Clears (date tbc).
Although times were hard, Wiley recalls having a wonderful time around the station and in the Station Master's house, his family home.
A selection of Stanley Phillips' work
Picture and Copyright © Alan Evans