The weather was not kind to us on Friday for the unveiling of the Heritage Plaque. The mounting of the plaque on the front of the Memorial Hall in Skewen Park was the culmination of work undertaken by Vice Chair Lynette Drake and Chairman Virginia Jones to locate and identify places of historical interest in Skewen and district. Graphic designer Callum Rothwell designed the map to locate the sites. Besides the plaque a pamphlet has been printed to show the information. All this was made possible by a grant from Tesco.
The Society accepted an invitation form the Volunteers at the Ironworks Neath Abbey to take part in this year’s Open Doors event. The weather was not kind which was a pity as it did affect attendance.
The Society enjoyed an interesting visit to Margam Abbey learning about its history. The Stones Museum was opened for us and a display of clerics’ cloaks was also made available. We were treated to home made cakes and tea and coffee to round off the visit.
The Society was one of many local societies that took part in a Volunteer Fair held in Victoria Gardens. Thanks to those members of the committee who gave up their time to set up and man the stall.
If you know of anyone who is down sizing, or helping to clear out a house, please consider donating any photographs you find, and do not want to keep, to the Society – and we mean ANY photographs. If you can name the people in any photographs you donate, or give an indication of date taken, that would be of great help.
It is surprising what gems often end up in a skip when they are of great value to an historical society, so please think of us at such a time.
We would also scan and return photographs you might want to keep.