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About Axis

Hi !

My name is Martin Adams and I am the chairman and founder member of the society.  Our organisation was formed in Barry in 1993 with the aim of preserving history of our town by way of photographs, documents and artefacts.  The name Axis was adopted from a dictionary.  Axis by definition meaning - A line, real or imaginary, around which a body revolves - This name was given to a hard copy newsletter we produce.  Ever since, all our activities have revolved around this publication.  All members of the society, including myself, are volunteers.  Axis has no paid staff.  I thank you for taking the time to visit our site.

Building on the success of raisng an extensive archive, in 1995, Axis carried out its first local history exhibition entitled 'Barry At War'.  We decided from the outset that there would be no charge for public admission.  Since, we have continued to support our local community with a considerable number of large and small scale exhibitions.  This has gained Axis much local support and a total of four national awards.

Making History Mobile

'Making History Mobile' is a programme made possible through funding from the 'Heritage Lottery Fund'.  It is purpose built to meet the needs of groups in our local community, who, for one reason or another, find it difficult or impossible to attend our regular talks or exhibitions.  Is your group in Barry in this position.  Call us, we will now bring a local history talk or small scale exhibition to your door.  There is no set charge for this service.  However, donations are always appreciated to help us carry on with our work.