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'Hanes'

'Hanes', 50p per copy, is the quarterly magazine of the Society.

Society members are the main contributors of articles, poems and reminiscences of life in and around Skewen. Articles can also cover current news and changes that
are taking place in Skewen and District.

It is a rich source of knowledge about the people and places that have shaped, and are continuing to shape the village and, as such, it is an important local historical resource.

Copies of the magazine are kept in the Society's archive collection, and back copies are available for purchase.

'Hanes' Article Directory

2017

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

Sixtey 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
DrummauEasterReligion

A Tale of a River Bank by Lynette Wheeler
BryncochPublic Houses

Coedffranc Community Council’s 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

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
BusesTransport

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

What’s 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
PhotographPoems

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

Skewen’s war time sites by John Richards
World War 2

Swansea’s 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

Women’s 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. Margaret’s, The by Keith Reed
Churches & Chapels

One Man’s 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

‘I’ll be there’ by Anon
CastlesFamilyPoems

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
Poems

Nurse’s 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