There are around 250,000 items in the ITV Wales archive.
The entire archive - comprising of film, tape and other formats - is now housed at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth.
The footage is being digitised by experts at the library, as part of a major project to preserve the archive for the nation for decades to come.
A new YouTube channel launches today to showcase some of the material.
WATCH: A Welsh regiment takes part in a leek eating ceremony in 1973.
The demolition of much of the original housing was intended make way for a modern housing estate and high rise apartment blocks.
In an interview with his former neighbour Huw Llywelyn Davies, we hear of Edwards' early life growing up in Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen near Ammanford.