Visit to Caerleon Legionary Fortress, Monday, 4th August

We were very lucky that the rain held off for our visit to the Legionary Fortress at Caerleon.   The museum proved to hold a fund of artefacts and our guide Dai, was very informative.

There was an exhibition of wood carvings depicting scenes from World War One near the amphitheatre:-


Family Fun Day in the Memorial Park

The Society was represented at the Family Fun Day this year.  Interest was shown in our WW1 displays and hopefully many of those who came will attend our Heritage Day next month.



Society gives talk to local school

Mynachlog Nedd Junior School invited the Society to talk to their pupils about our World War One researches into the War’s links with Skewen and District.  In the Autumn Term the pupils will embark on their own research into WW1 so this was a springboard for them into the topic.

Chairperson Virginia Jones led the talk, giving information about her researches into the military aspects of the war and the stories she has unearthed about their exploits.  Anne Morgans then gave the pupils information about some of the families living in Skewen at the time.

During our researches we found that four of the teachers from the school enlisted in the army.  We have found that two returned to the school after the war ended, but we are still researching into what happened to the other two teachers.

We are grateful to the pupils and their families who were able to provide us with valuable information about their stories of WW1 and Skewen.  If you have any information for us get in touch, or come along to our Heritage Day on September 1st in the Carnegie Hall.

Chairperson Virginia Jones and Anne Morgans with pupils Harvey John, Eden Rowlans and Courtney Fellows

Chairperson Virginia Jones and Anne Morgans with pupils Harvey John, Eden Rowlands and Courtney Fellows