Legal and Copyright


The Allen Collection belongs to the Martello Tower Museum at Pembroke Dock which has given permission for the photographs to be made available in the current form for research and educational purposes only. The Museum is unable to provide advice and guidance about copyright.

Efforts to Check Copyright Ownership

The project team attempted to get the consent of copyright holders to use this material. For nearly all of the photographs in the collection there is no information available to identify the copyright owner. In the few cases where names are available, a thorough search was made using telephone directories, 118 enquiries, photographic copyright directories, People Search and Google Area Search. None of the copyright owners could be traced in this way and we believe we have exhausted all reasonable avenues.

Advice was sought from many experts including the following:

The consensus opinion of these authorities was that if any two of the following situations applied we would be deemed to have taken sufficient action to avoid infringing copyright laws:

All the above conditions have been met and the website owner undertakes to remove any photograph from the website should offence be caused.

Use of Material from this Website

Written Material

If you wish to use written content from this website you are welcome to do so as long as you include an acknowledgement and a link to the source.


All photos on this website come from the Allen Collection but please see the paragraphs above about copyright ownership.

  • Few people object to photographs being used for research or educational purpose.
  • Photographs may not be used for any commercial purpose without the approval of the copyright owner. It is the responsibility of anyone wishing to use any photograph from this site for commercial purposes to establish the copyright position BEFORE using it.
  • If anyone can demonstrate that they own the copyright of any photograph on this site and they object to its use given the limitations stated, please contact the site owner and it will be removed.