Archives

The Society has built an extensive archive of material on local history including photographs, documents, maps and books; this is housed in the Carnegie Community Centre on Evelyn Road.  Access may be arranged through our archivist Mrs Virginia Jones on 01792 321378 or via info@skewenhistoricalsociety.org.uk.

Trails

Two trails in Skewen have been produced by the Society; click on the title to view the trail.

  1. Sir Samuel Thomas Evans
  2. Heritage Guide of Skewen: a Tour Through Time

Publications

Skewen’s rich history is reflected in several of the Society’s publications:

  1. “Our Village in World War 1: The diary of a Welsh village 1914 – 1918”
  2. “Hanes Special Edition 2019: a History of the Co-operative Society in Skewen Parts One and Two”
  3. Skewen & District Historical Society 20th Anniversary Brochure
  4. Celebrating 25 Years of the Society’s History 1997 – 2022

The above publications are available to purchase – details from Miss Anne Morgans 01792 813300 or via info@skewenhistoricalsociety.org.uk

Hanes

A quarterly magazine, “Hanes”, is published by the Society, and it is a rich source of knowledge about people and places that have shaped, and are continuing to shape, the village and as such, is an important local historical resource.  Society members are the main contributors of articles and reminiscences of life in and around Skewen, both historical and current.  All editions are kept in the Archive and back issues may be purchased for a small sum plus postage – contact the editor Miss Anne Morgans on 01792 813300 or via info@skewenhistoricalsociety.org.uk for full details. 

A list of past articles may be seen below.


      2024

      BryncochWorld War 2

      A Pentreffynnon Family by Sandra Davies

      Family HistorySkewen

      Glaslyn Morgan: A Life in the Movement by Huw Pudner

      BiographyCommunismPolitics

      Moriah Chapel by Phyllis Griffiths

      Churches & ChapelsNeath AbbeyReminiscences

      Skewen Choral Society by Margaret Owen

      ChoirsSkewen

      Skewen is Recognised on the Australian War Memorial at Hyde Park Corner in London by Janice Gardner

      World War 2

      4d a Bus Ride! by Newspaper article

      BusesTransport

      Bus Station Victoria Gardens c.1930 by Photograph

      NeathPhotograph

      Early Recollections by Roy Clement

      Family HistoryReminiscencesSkewen

      Horse Racing in Jersey Marine by Newspaper article

      Horse RacingJersey Marine

      Skewen Tapestry Update by Janice Gardner, Huw Pudner & Denise Morgan

      SkewenTapestry

      Solar Wind Farm Planned for Drummau Mountain by Janice Gardner

      DrumauSolar Energy

      2023

      A Curious Coincidence in WW1 by John Bailey

      Family HistoryWorld War 1

      Clafaria Chorisitors in WW2 by Simon George

      ChoirsChurches & ChapelsFamily HistoryWorld War 2

      Influence of the industrial Revolution by Peter Phillips & Lynette Drake

      Copper WorksIndustryNeathSkewen

      My Memories of Skewen; Reminiscences of Mr Arthur Lewis by Arthur Lewis & Virginia Jones

      Family HistoryReminiscencesSkewen

      Photograph of Morris Dancers Outside the Crown in 1989 by Sandra Davies

      Morris DancersPhotograph

      Placards Posters and Perpetual Motion Portraits by Sandra Davies

      AdvertisementsI.t.

      Plenty of Paths: Growing up in Llandarcy Village in the 1960's by Andrea Wiltshire

      Family HistoryLlandarcyReminiscences

      Skewen Park Children's Playground by Janice Gardner

      ParksPlayRecreationSkewen

      Can YOU help the Society? by Virginia Jones

      Committee

      Evan Roberts and the Welsh Revival by Virginia Jones

      BiographyChurches & ChapelsEvangelismSkewen

      Passing Through by Sandra Jones

      ImmigrationItalySkewen

      The Mystery of the Tennant Park Gates by Ann Swindale

      SkewenTennant Park

      When Bombs Rained Down on the Communities of Coedffranc by Phillip John

      Arp WardensBombingWorld War 2

      A List of the Places of Worship in Skewen Through the Years by John Bailey & Virginia Jones

      Death of an Icon Part 3 by Ken Thomas

      ChristmasCinemasSwanseaSwansea

      List of Places of Worship Through the Years by John Bailey & Virginia Jones

      Churches & ChapelsSkewen

      Llandarcy - The Village and its People by Geraldine Davies

      LlandarcyLlandarcyReminiscencesReminiscences

      Wesleyan Methodist Church Skewen 1865 - 1928 by Anne morgans

      Churches & ChapelsSkewen

      What's in a Name? by Sandra Davies

      Surnames

      Why Stanley Road? by Lyn Drake

      BiographyBiographySkewenSkewenStreets

      Death of an Icon: Part 2 by Ken Thomas

      CinemasSwansea

      Down Memory Lane by Gerladine Davies

      BpMemorial HallSkewen

      Extreme Violence in Jersey Marine Part 2: Swansea & Neath Horse Racing by Frank Long

      Horse RacingJersey MarineSport & Recreation

      Frederick John Batchelor: A Life on the Railways by Frederick John & Harry Batchelor

      RailwaysReminiscences

      Tennant Park Gates Correction by Anne Morgans

      HistorySkewenTennant FamilyTennant Park

      The Drumau Cross by Sandra Davies

      DrumauEasterSkewen

      With the ATS in France by Jane Goodhall nee Brownlee

      AtsReminiscencesWorld War 2

      2022

      A Reminiscence of the Skewen Division St John Ambulance by Arthur Morris

      ReminiscencesSkewenSt John Ambulance

      Abbey Primary School by Sandra Davies

      EducationSchools

      Christmas at the Ritz by

      AdvertisementChristmasCinemasSkewen

      Death of an Icon: Part 1 by Ken Thomas

      CinemasSwansea

      Dyffryn Cottage - A Genteel Residence by Philip John

      Family HistoryHousesSkewen

      Extreme Violence in Jersey Marine Part 1: Bando by Frank Long

      bandoJersey MarineSport & Recreation

      Skewen Rugby Cap - John Notzing by Janice Gardner

      RugbySkewenSport & Recreation

      The Coal Owners' Ten Commandments to Miners by Frank Long

      Coal MinesParody

      A History of the Skewen Division of the St John Ambulance 1923 - 1973 by Anne Morgans

      SkewenSt John Ambulance

      A Special Lady; Mrs Catherine Griffiths- Our Kitty by Lyn Drake

      BiographySkewen

      A Welsh Legend by Anon

      Myths & Legends

      A Wonderful Career by Margaret Owen

      BiographyFamily History

      Rapid Response! by Sandra Davies

      Family HistoryPostcardSkewen

      The River Port of Neath by Anne Morgans

      NeathPortsriversTransport

      From British Legion to Modern Day Flats by Anne Morgans

      British LegionBuildingsSkewen

      Giants Grave Briton Ferry by Photograph

      PhotographShips

      Reminiscences of a Lonlas Childhood by Dr. David Stokes

      ChildhoodlonlasReminiscencesSchools

      Royal Hotel Pilgrims Rest by Frank Long

      AfricaEmigrationgold Mining

      Skewen Tax Free Cash by Frank Long

      ChildhoodDog TrackRailwaysReminiscencesSkewen

      Some Coincidental Links by Sandra Davies

      Family HistoryNeathPostcardSkewen

      The Days of Horse Drawn Trams by Photograph

      PhotographTramsTransport

      The History of Neath Grammar School for Girls by Carole Wilsher

      EducationNeathSchools

      Whist Drives in Skewen by Anne Morgans

      Card GamesSkewenwhist

      A History of the Methodist Church by Virginia Jones

      Churches & Chapels

      Bath Cottage by Martin Chainey

      Coal MinesHouses

      Down Memory Lane: Remembering Skewen Shops Part 2 by Joan Gilbert & Virginia Jones

      ReminiscencesShops

      Early Teaching Experiences by Val Killick

      SchoolsTeaching

      Examinations from the Past by

      EducationExaminationsSchools

      Facebook comments of Frankie Long's Aberafan bus photo 1966/67 - direct from Skewen to Aberavon Beach by Frankie Long & Janice Gardner

      BusesReminiscencesTransport

      How Charges Change by Anne Morgans

      CommunicationsTelephone

      The Chapman Family Leave for Australia by Anne Morgans

      EmigrationFamily History

      The Cwrt Herbert Colliery Explosion Jube 1st, 1906 by Anne Morgans adapted from an article in Ymlaen

      AccidentsCoal Mines

      2021

      An Industry from the Past by photograph

      BrewersIndustry

      Cap Badge Identification Needed by R Evans

      Army

      Day Trips with the United Welsh by Anne Morgans

      BusesHolidaysTransport

      Down Memory Lane by Joan Gilbert & Virginia Jones

      ShopsSkewen

      Out of Africa by Janice Gardner

      AfricaCopper WorksIndustry

      Peter Price & his sons Joseph Tregelles Price & Henry Habberley Price by Anne Morgans

      Family HistoryIndustryQuakers

      Quaker's Wharf Mystery by Brian Lodwick, Anne Morgans & Lyn Drake

      Family HistorySkewen

      Skewen Agricultural & Horse Shows in the early 20th Century Part 3 by Janice Gardner

      AgricultureFarmshorse Shows

      2020

      "A smell from Skewen Way...." by Sandra Davies

      BpEasterPoemsSkewen

      A Short History of the Upper Skewen Post Office by Joan Gilbert

      Post OfficeSkewen

      Glyn Davies: Prisoner of the Japanese WW2 by Margaret Owen

      World War 2

      Great Great Aunt Anne's Logbooks by Sandra Davies

      BiographyWomen

      Picturesque Neath & District by Val Killick

      ArtistsNeath

      Queen Street, Neath by Keith Reed

      NeathShops

      The Wilshires of Skewen by Carole Wilshire

      Family HistorySkewen

      The Woodlands, 77a, Dynevor Road, Skewen by Kitty Griffiths

      HousesSkewen

      77a Dynevor Road by Martin Chainey

      Family HistoryHousesSkewen

      A Link Between Edward Colston Hospital (School) Bristol & Neath Abbey by Brian Lodwick

      BiographyEducationNeath AbbeySchoolsslavery

      A Skewen Mystery by John Richards

      Family HistoryHousesSkewen

      A Skewen Tragedy by Lyn Drake

      Family HistoryWorld War 2

      Interview with Ann Howells by Janice Gardner

      Family HistoryReminiscencesWorld War 2

      Neath Boys' Grammar School Choir January 1954 by

      EducationPhotographSchools

      Skewen - It's Future (and Safety) in my Hands: A cold War Reminiscence by Frank Long

      SkewenWorld War 2

      Volunteers Wanted by Neath Guardian Newspaper

      Advertisement

      Winifred Coombe Tennant "Mam O Nedd" 1874 -1956 by Lyn Drake

      BiographyTennant Family

      A Different Age by BP Landarcy News

      Health And Safety

      A Follow Up Article on School Books by Val Killick

      EducationSchools

      Ann Elizabeth (Prosser) Crighton by Sandra Davies

      BiographyEducationWomen

      Centenary of Sunday Schools in Wales by Sandra Davies

      EducationSchoolsSunday Schools

      My Life in the Land Army by Betty Charles

      WomenWomen's Land ArmyWorld War 2

      Sir Rhys ap Thomas by John Richards

      HistoryKings And QueensMiddle Ages

      Snippets from Coedffranc Girls' School in the 1960's by Janice Gardner

      EducationSchools

      Tilt Cove by Lyn Drake

      CanadaHouses

      Women's Institute Celebrates its 75th Anniversary by "Evening Post" report

      Women's Instute Neath Abbey

      From the book "Thursday Night and Sunday Morning" by Sid Hall

      World War 2

      Out With the Old, In With New by Anne Morgans

      Carnegie HallLibraries

      Reading & Writing at Coedffranc with Ronald Ridout in the 1960's by Janice Gardner

      Education

      Skewen Rugby: Something to Sing About by Robert Skeels and Janice Gardner

      RugbySport & Recreation

      Snippets from Ann Davidson's Musical Career by The Neath Guardian and Evening Post Newspapers

      Music & Singing

      The Game of Quoits: a follow up story by Virginia Jones

      QuoitsSport & Recreation

      The Red, White and Blue Socks by Lyn Drake & Joyce Morris

      Childhood

      2019

      A Winter's Tale by Carole Wilshire

      Reminiscences

      Frank Charles by Brian Charles

      BiographyFamily History

      Long Forgotten Words by Glenys Bailey

      Poems

      My War Time Memories by Kitty Griffiths

      ReminiscencesSkewenWorld War 2

      Skewen and the Break up of the Neath Abbey Estate by Philip John

      Neath AbbeySkewen

      The British Restaurant by Virginia Jones

      World War 2

      The History of the Gwyn Hall by Harriet Eaton

      AccidentsGamesGwyn HallNeath

      A Brave Fireman by Virginia Jones

      FiremanWorld War 2

      A Look at the Past: Neath Railway Station by

      PhotographRailwaysTransport

      August 1940 by Clive Reed

      World War 2

      Death at the Glyn Clydach Curve by Philip John

      AccidentsCoal Mines

      Harold and Peggy Jones of Skewen by Janice Gardner

      BiographyFamily History

      Lucy Ballam by Rhian James

      BiographyFamily History

      Mrs. Reida Francis & the Women's Timber Corps by Janice Gardner

      WomenWorld War 2

      Skewen Men Rewarded for Bravery by Virginia Jones

      World War 2

      Who Is Responsible? No. 2 by Anne Morgans

      MilestoneSkewen

      WW2 History Day 7th September, 2019 by

      Photograph

      1955 Bus Crash in Jersey Marine by Evening Post and Anne Morgans

      AccidentsBusesJersey Marine

      Attribution Correction by

      Corrections

      Bluebird Bus Company & Cyril Reason by Val Killick

      BusesTransport

      Can You Help Us? by Virginia Jones & Anne Morgans

      Photograph

      Interview of Mrs Kathleen Carter: Factory Worker in WW2 by Jessica Nivklin & Janice Gardner

      World War 2

      The Neath Abbey Woollen Mill by Anne Morgans

      IndustryNeath Abbey

      The Truth Will Out by Philip John

      Burglary

      Mrs. Kathleen Morris, Neath -WW2 Bletchley Park Veteran by Janice Gardner & Sandra Davies

      Reminiscences

      Mystery - Why Re Jacket Pill? by Lyn Drake

      CanalsShips

      Photgraph: Bater's Steam Lorry 1922 by

      Photograph

      Society Christmas Tree at St Thomas Church, Neath, Decemnber 2018 by Anne Morgans

      Christmas

      The National Eistedfod at Neath, 1918 and some Skewen Connections by Sandra Davies

      EisteddfodsFamily HistoryNeathSkewenWorld War 1

      WW1 Heritage Day, November 2018 by Virginia Jones

      MemorialSkewenWorld War 1

      2018

      Bater Brothers Company & Recollections of Eric Hamer by his son Peter by Pater Hamer & Anne Morgans

      Family HistoryHauliersIndustryQuarriesReminiscences

      Memories by Phyllis Griffiths

      Family HistoryReminiscences

      Remembering Sir ST Evans on the Centenary of his Death by Sandra Davies

      AnniversariesEvans Sir S TFamily HistoryGravestones

      Under the Auctioneer's Hammer by David Michael

      EstatesFarms

      Who is Responsible Number 1 by Anne Morgans

      Memorial GatesTennant Park

      Bethania Chapel group photograph 1967 by

      Churches & ChapelsPeoplePhotograph

      Chance overhearings and where they might lead by Sandra Davies

      Family History

      Neath Fair by University of Shefield

      Fairs

      Neath River Bridge: Photograph by West Glamorgan Archives

      BridgesPhotograph

      Private David Thomas Lewis by Virginia Jones & John Bailey

      World War 1

      Skewen Greyhound Stadium by Janice Gardner & Robert King

      Greyhound Racing

      The Death of Sir S T Evans by Times Obituary

      Biography

      West Wales Vicar: The Death of the Rev. T C Phillips, Skewen by Cambrian newspaper report

      Biography

      A Chat With Ted by Anon

      BiographyPoems

      A History of Bethania Chapel, Skewen 1906 - 1952 by William Evans

      Churches & Chapels

      An Old Skewen Writer: Thomas Morgan 1850 - 1939 by William Linnard

      BiographyPlacenamesWriters

      Charlie One Arm by Virginia Jones & Brian Smith

      BiographyCrimeFamily HistoryPrisons

      Coed Maesmelin by The Woodland Trust

      NatureWoodlands

      Edward II at Neath Abbey by Alun Evans & William Willis

      Kings And QueensNeath Abbey

      Faulty Skewen by John Richards

      Geology

      Neath Town Square 1910 by Photograph

      Photograph

      O Captain My Captain by Lynette Wheeler

      BiographyBrowniesGirl Guides

      Edward Hamer Signalman in Skewen by Peter Hamer

      Family HistoryRailwaysTransport

      Industrial sites in the Neath Estuary by Virginia Jones & Keith Mills

      Industry

      Mumbles Railway by Val Killick

      RailwaysTransport

      My Early Life Part 2: Mr. Arthur Lewis by Virginia Jones

      Family HistoryReminiscences

      Old and New: The Salvation Army Hall on Bethlehem Road by

      Churches & ChapelsPhotograph

      Skewen Silver Band by Anne Morgans

      Music & Singing

      Weekend Walkers to Jersey by Lyn Drake

      Jersey MarineRecreation

      2017

      A History of Skewen Press by Virginia Jones, Anita Jenkins & Val Killick

      PrintingPublishing

      Coedffranc Parish Council and the Setting up of Skewen Park by Anne Morgans

      ParksRecreation

      It's All in the Genes by Sandra Davies

      DnaFamily History

      My Memories of Skewen: Reminiscences of Mr. Arthur Lewis by Arthur Lewis & Virginia Jones

      BiographyReminiscences

      Skewen Memories by Joan Gilbert

      ReminiscencesSkewen

      The Bowling Green and Pavillion Skewen Park by

      BowlsPhotographSport & Recreation

      The Devil's Pathway by Alun Evans & William Willis

      Myths & Legends

      The Dragons are Fighting at Neath Abbey by Anne Morgans

      SpeedwaySport & Recreation

      Our Chairman Recallsan Historic Event by Bill Payne

      FuneralsPolice

      The Hope and Anchor Inn by Sandra Davies

      Public Houses

      The Window Tax by Lynette Drake

      Taxes

      Development Appeal from Swasnea University by Anne Morgans/Neath Guardian

      Advertisement

      Bater's Quarry by Archive photograph

      Photograph

      Can Anyone Help? by Ann Davidson

      Family History

      Coedffrance Arts Project by Huw Pudner

      ArtsWeaving

      Dr. Rosemary Barrow by Anne Morgans

      BiographyObituary

      Ebenezer Chapel by Virginia Jones

      Churches & Chapels

      Ramsey MacDonald in Skewen by Virginia Jones

      Biography

      Sixty Years of Know How by Anne Morgans

      Television

      St. Cyril & St. Methodius Day, February 14th by Cyril Havard & Sue Page

      ReligionSaints

      How Times Change! by Anne Morgans

      Advertisement

      Jane Williams of Aberpergwm by Val Killick, George Easton

      AberpergwmFolk SongsPeopleWomen

      Presentation of "Our Village in WW1" to Crymlyn Primary and Coedffranc Primary by Photograph

      PhotographSchoolsWorld War 1

      Roger Howells from Stanley Road by Anne Morgans, Roger Howells and Judith Cook

      PeopleSkewenTheatre

      Teulu Duw by Janice Gardner

      Churches & ChapelsNeath Abbey

      Well Known Family's Double Bereavement by Virginia Jones

      FamilyPeopleSkewen

      When They Were Young by Virginia Jones

      RugbySchoolsSport & Recreation

      2016

      Chest X Rays by Anne Morgans

      Public Information Flyer

      Game of Quoits: The Skewen Connection, The by Virginia Jones

      GamesQuoits

      Local Place Names by John Richards

      Placenames

      NOR XI January 28th 1950 by Photograph

      PhotographSport & Recreation

      Paula Hanford by Sian Massey

      RefugeeShopkeeperSpanish

      Postcard of New Street, Neath, A by Photograph

      PhotographRoadsShops

      William Evans RN by Virginia Jones

      NavyPeopleWorld War 1

      Easter Crosses on Drummau Article Update by Maureen Maddocks

      Coal MinesDrummauEasterReligionTapestryWomen's Institute LlandarcyWorld War 1

      A Tale of a River Bank by Lynette Wheeler

      BryncochPublic Houses

      Coedffranc Community Councils Badge and Chain of Office by Anne Morgans

      CoedffrancRegalia

      Elizabeth Ann Davis by Lynette Drake

      Gravestones

      Memories of the Aberfan Disaster 50 Years On by Jeff Griffiths

      AberfanCoal Mines

      Photographs of May 7th Book Launch by Ken Jones

      PhotographWorld War 1

      Prisoners of War in Neath by Keith Reed

      NeathWorld War 2

      The Rev. T Mardy Rees by Virginia Jones

      BiographyReligion

      Tree guards & plaque erected around memorial trees in the park by Photograph

      MemorialPhotograph

      SS Rhiwabon Shipwreck, January 29th 1884 by Anne Morgans

      GravestonesShips

      The 1939 Register by Sandra Davies

      Census

      The Proposed University at Gnoll House, Neath by George Eaton with thanks to Val Killick

      EducationGnollNeath

      The Romans in Neath by John Richards

      NeathRomans

      Two Local Clock Makers and Their Clocks by Bill Linnard

      Clocks

      A Skewen postcard by From the Archive

      PhotographSkewen

      Corrections by Anne Morgans

      Corrections

      Crosses on Drummau by Sandra Davies

      DrummauEasterReligion

      Rockin the Ritz by Huw Pudner

      CinemasEntertainmentMusic & Singing

      Society Panto 2015 by Anne Morgans

      ChristmasPhotograph

      The Eventful Years of All Saints by The Guardian 1959 with thanks to Brian Lodwick

      Churches & Chapels

      The Jersey Marine Hotel by Kitty Griffiths

      HotelsJersey Marine

      WW1 Allotments in Skewen by The Cambrian Daily Leader with thanks to Lynette Drake

      GardeningWorld War 1

      2015

      Can You Help? by Glenys Bailey

      Photograph

      Colonel Stuart Archer by Virginia Jones

      World War 2

      David George Davies by Sue Ware

      Family History

      December 1916 Memorial Service at St. John's Church by Cambrian Daily Leader

      Churches & Chapels

      Early Town of Neath, The by Val Killick

      Neath

      Juno Light Vessel by Jeff Griffiths and Mike Davies

      Ships

      Lights on Prams by Defence of the Realm regulations

      Perambulators

      Passing of the Farmsteads: Gain and Loss reflections at Coedffranc by Newspaper article

      Landscape Changes

      Smelly Skewen by John Richards

      Skewen

      Jack Linnard's World War One Service by John Richards

      World War 1

      Life membership awarded to Secretary Kitty Griffiths by Anne Morgans

      Life Membership Award

      My World War Two Years by Val Killick

      World War 2

      View of Skewen Dog Track approx 1970 by Anon

      Photograph

      Abbey Bus Company, The by Anne Morgans and Andrew Porter

      Buses

      Coedffranc's New Library Inaugurated by Newspaper article

      Libraries

      Comment from the South Wales Weekly Post, A, December 23rd, 1916 by Newspaper article

      Jersey MarineWorld War 1

      Fire at the Pavilion Cinema May 1939 by Newspaper article

      Cinemas

      Jersey Marine - the New Year's Day Storm 1916 by Anne Morgans and Lynette Drake

      Jersey Marine

      Local Teacher Joins the Indian Army by Virginia Jones

      SoldierWorld War 1

      William John 1896 - 1967 by Ann Doran

      SoldierWorld War 1

      Advertisements from WW1 by Newspapers Glamorgan Archives

      World War 1

      Christmas Evans Skewen Air Ace by Anne Morgans and Chris Evans

      AirmanWorld War 1

      Coedffranc Forest and Alexander the Great (356 - 323 BC) by Keith Reed

      Skewen

      Local Advertisements from 1918 by Newspapers Glamorgan Archives

      Shops

      Rebecca Rees shop Bethlehem Road by Glenys Bailey

      Shops

      Tabernacle Street approx 1914 by Photograph

      Photograph

      Welsh choir in the trenches, A September 1916 by Anne Morgans and Lynette Drake

      World War 1

      When Lloyd George dined with the Moore-Gwyns by Lynette Wheeler

      Visit

      2014

      Henry Horace Williams by Anne Morgans

      SoldierWorld War 1

      Llandarcy W.I. 1924 - 1990 by E.M. Thomas

      Women's Institute Llandarcy

      Llandarcy W.I. Silver Jubilee 1949 by Photograph

      Women's Institute Llandarcy

      Llandarcy Women's Institue by Photograph

      Photograph

      Llandarcy's W.I. Choir 1954 by Newspaper article

      Women's Institute Llandarcy

      Mooretown 1914 by Photograph

      Photograph

      Notes on Denman College by Annie Jenkins

      Women's Institute Llandarcy

      Poem: Llandarcy Women's Institue by J Selby

      Women's Institute Llandarcy

      Skewen's Flying Ace: The Remarkable Story of John S. Chick MC by Virginia Jones

      SoldierWorld War 1

      What's changed in the back garden? by Anne Morgans

      Skewen

      All Saints Church by Hannah Ware nee Trott

      Churches & Chapels

      Annual visit: Caerleon, August 2014 by Photograph

      PhotographVisit

      Heritage Day 2014 by Photograph

      Heritage DayPhotograph

      Life Membership awarded to Mr. H.C.J. Havard by Anne Morgans

      People

      Look who came to Skewen in 1978! by Janice Gardner

      SkewenVisitor

      My Family and the First World War by Jeff Griffiths

      FamilySoldierWorld War 1

      Visit to Tredegar House and the Celtic Manor Resort, May 2014 by Photograph

      PhotographVisit

      Whats in a Name? by Anne Morgans and Graham Rees-Evans

      SoldierWorld War 1

      Briton Ferry's Dark Ages by Val Killick

      Briton Ferry

      G.P, Looks Back 50 years, A (Part 3) by Dr. D Prydderch Davies

      DoctorsPeopleSkewen

      Some Reminiscences (Part 2) by Peter Hughes Williams

      ChildhoodFamilyPeopleWorld War 2

      Edward II, Christopher Marlowe & Neath Abbey by John Richards

      Neath Abbey

      G.P. Looks Back 50 years, A(Part 2) by Dr. D Prydderch Davies

      DoctorsPeopleSkewen

      Sinking of the 'S.S. Main', The by Virginia Jones

      ShipsWorld War 1

      Some Reminiscences (Part 1) by Peter Hughes Williams

      ChildhoodFamilyPeopleWorld War 2

      2013

      Business Woman of Skewen, A by Anne Morgans

      FamilyPeopleShops

      G.P. Looks back 50 years, A (Part 1) by Dr. D Prydderch Davies

      DoctorsPeopleSkewen

      Local place names by John Richards

      Skewen

      War time memory, A by Joan Gilbert

      World War 2

      Alderman Isaac Evans and his family by Val Killick

      FamilyPeople

      Early memories by Dr. D Prydderch Davies

      Childhood

      i.t.a. a follow up by C.A. Griffiths

      LibrariesSchools

      Was a member of your family part of a secret uni in WW2? by Anne Morgans

      World War 2

      Coedffranc jottings from the 1960s by Sandra Davies

      Schools

      2012

      Queen St., Neath by Keith Reed

      Neath

      Railway Embankment by Keith Reed

      Railways

      Sandwich from Malta by Keith Reed

      World War 2

      Skewen Tapestry by Val Killick

      SkewenTapestry

      St. Mary's Church (photograph) by Keith Reed

      Churches & ChapelsPhotograph

      Memories of Skewen Past by Jean Saunders

      Arp WardensBrowniesPhotographPoemsQuarries

      Fire at the Pavilion Theatre, Skewen by Val Killick

      Cinemas

      My Life in the Land Army by Betty Charles

      Women's Land ArmyWorld War 2

      2011

      Roads of Skewen by Joan Gilbert

      Roads

      Brief Encounter by John Howard Chapman

      World War 2

      Good Old Days, The by Betty Charles

      Shops

      Skewens war time sites by John Richards

      World War 2

      Swanseas Copper Industry by Val Killick

      Copper Works

      Two Miners and their story by Virginia Jones

      Family

      Vale of Neath canal by Val Killick

      CanalsNeath

      Dr. D.P. Davies - In Memoriam by Virginia Jones

      People

      Neath Valley Lake, The by John Richards

      Neath

      Skewen Soldier, A by Lynette Drake

      Family

      William Davies by Val Killick

      People

      2010

      Birds are Liberated, The by Anne Morgans

      Pigeon Club

      Delayed Opening by John Howard Chapman

      World War 2

      Main Colliery, The by Val Killick

      Coal Mines

      Neath River Bridge by Gerald Williams

      Bridges

      2009

      Growing up in Neath Abbey by Gareth Thomas

      ChildhoodNeath Abbey

      Neath Abbey by Val Killick

      Neath Abbey

      Passage to India, A by John Howard Chapman

      World War 2

      Womens Land Army by Sandra Davies

      Women's Land ArmyWorld War 2

      Day war broke out, The by Cyril Havard

      World War 2

      Holy Well of St. Margarets, The by Keith Reed

      Churches & Chapels

      One Mans War by Sandra Reynolds and Paula Phillips

      FamilyWorld War 2

      Porcelain China by John Howard Chapman

      Porcelain

      Surprising Journey into the Past, A by Lynette Drake

      Family

      History of Y Capel by Virginia Jones

      Churches & Chapels

      Last Run, The by John Howard Chapman

      Stagecoaches

      Local mystery, A by Virginia Jones

      Crime

      Sker House by Gareth Thomas

      Sker House

      An Ordinary Family by Virginia Jones

      FamilyMusic & Singing

      Day to Remember, A by John Howard Chapman

      World War 2

      Memory of an Air Raid in Skewen by Kerry Richards

      Childhood

      Sir John Herbert by Keith Reed

      People

      2007

      It was a soft, gentle evening by Richard Burton

      Poems

      Childhood Memory ,A by Lena Richards

      Childhood

      Italian Tour 1959 by Christine Evans

      Italian Tour

      Skewen Castle by John Richards

      Castles

      Coedffranc Electoral Roll 1846 by Rob Davies

      Skewen

      Drummau Mountain by John Richards

      Drummau

      Inspections of Neath Abbey School by Canon B Lodwick

      Schools

      Photograph of Ivor Knight by Anon

      People

      Schoolboy Recollections of the 1930s by John Howard Chapman

      Childhood

      Voters (1846) by Anon

      1846Voters

      Beginning the parish of Skewen by Canon B Lodwick

      Skewen

      Clubbing in the 1930s by Anne Morgans

      Clubs

      Isaac Evans by Val Killick

      People

      Sports and all that by Christine Evans

      Sport & Recreation

      Three Kings at Neath Abbey by John Richards

      Neath AbbeyRoyal Visits

      Violin Maker, The by Margaret Turner

      People

      2006

      Ill be there by Anon

      BusesCastlesFamilyPoems

      Cape Copper Works, The by Val Killick

      Copper Works

      Careg Bica - Illustration by Anon

      Careg Bica

      English Cities on New Road by Anne Morgans

      Shops

      First Inhabitants of Skewen, The by John Richards

      Prehistory

      Martin Thomas Alderman - Memoriam by Cyril Havard

      People

      Visit to the Old Cin, A by Anne Morgans

      Cinemas

      All Saints Church by Mrs Ware

      Churches & Chapels

      Borrow visits Neath Abbey by John Richards

      Neath Abbey

      Motor Cars at Neath Abbey by Anon

      Cars

      Skewen the Name by John Richards

      Skewen

      What became of Retirement? by Neville Makin

      Retirement

      2005

      Andrew Carnegie by C.A. Griffiths

      LibrariesPeople

      Upper Skewen Post Office by Joan Gilbert

      Post Office

      Yesteryear by Gwen Slee

      Shops

      Braves, The by Neville Makin

      American Indians

      Childhood Memories by C.A. Griffiths

      Childhood

      Rachel Phillips by Davis L Phillips

      People

      Wern Goch Farmland by Val Killick

      Tennant FamilyWern Goch

      2004

      Poem, A by Anon

      PoemsQuarriesTennant Park

      Nurses Story, A by Christine Evans

      NursingPeopleWorld War 2

      Staff of Coedffranc Elementary School at end of 19th Century - Photograph by Anon

      Schools

      Wesley Chapel Illustration by Anon

      Churches & Chapels