We have a number of photographs in our archive that lack vital information – dates, names of people or places. Please have a look at these photographs – more will be added each week – and if you can provide any information please get in touch with us – see our contact page for details.
278: Jersey Marine concert in Old Tap Ballroom 1938
276: Skewen Co-operative outing 1935. We have just two names at the moment – nos. 28 & 33. Can you add more names for us please?
277: Unknown OAP presentation by Mrs Elaine Lloyd. Only three named so far.
274: Skewen Old Age Pensioners Choir. We have just seven members of this choir named so far.
275: Sunday School Party Jersey Marine Just eight names needed to complete this key – nos. 1,3,5,9,10,12,19 &20.
272: Llandarcy W.I. choir at a singing festival in Cardiff 28th April, 1950. Just ten names needed to complete the key for this photograph.
273: Crymlyn Primary School class 1971. All names have now been provided – many thanks.
270: Skewen Snooker Club dinner 1950’s. We have very few names for this group.
271: Skewen Bowls Club c.1980’s or 1990’s. We need half the names to complete this key.
268: Skewen Ladies’ Bowls Club. Most of the names have now been supplied but we still have no names for those in the pavilion or lady bowlers nos. 14,16,20,22 & 28.
269: Jersey Marine concert in the Old Tap Ballroom c.1950’s. Many names have now been supplied apart from nos. 1,2,5 & 10.
266: Jersey Marine carnival 1969. We have the names for nos. 1,2,3,11 & 13 but who are the others?
267: West Point Cadets event unknown. We have been given the names of seven people in this photograph but who are the others?
264; An OAP event in 1996 -“Easter Bonnets”. We have the names for nos. 4,5 & 6 -can you name the others please?
265: A presentation evening for St John Ambulance cadets in Skewen. We have names for only three in this group photo – can you name more for us please?
262: Coedffranc schoolchildren using the crossing patrol on New Road 1956. We only have the names of three childrean for this one, and the crossing lady Mrs Dorothy Flletcher.
263: Group outside the Memorial Hall celebrating the 40th anniversary of VJ Day. We have now been supplied with all the names.
260: Choir of St John’s Church 1949 with Vicar John Richards.
261: Skewen Discussion Circle celebrating their 40th anniversary.
258: Early years of the New Mission Chapel on Dynevor Road a Facebook donation from Craig Davis. We do not have the names for nos. 5, 16,18 and 19 – can you help?
259: Coedffranc Girls’ School class 4 1922 donated by Ann Davidson. We still need the names for nos. 1,2,5,7,12,29 and 30 – can you help?
256: St John Ambulance Skewen Division Cadets Presentation Evening 1979. We have been given many names but still need to identify nos. 3,4,15,17,19,21,26,27 and 28.
257: Fancy Dress Parade in Llandarcy – date unknown
254: Royal visit to the NOR 15th November 1945 – the King and Queen leaving Britannic House. Can you name anyone else in the photograph?
255: Investiture Party July 1969 Facebook donation from Sue Williams. We have only five names so far.
252: A Mothers Union event – we need the names for no. 7.
253: All Saints concert – no names yet.
250: Can you name this cottage please?
251: A royal visit to the NOR 15th November 1945. Only nos. 7 & 11 have been named so far.
248: A street party in Grove Lane c.1930’s. Was this a celebration for the coronation of George VI in 1937? We only have a few names for this large group – can you help? A Facebook donation from Rita Kennedy.
249: NOR Transport Staff 1950’s. We have no names for this photograph.
246: Armistice Day Service outside Carnegie Hall 1955. So far only eight people have been named.
247: An event at the LLandarcy Institute in the late 1950’s. Only five have been named for this large group
344: An event in LLandarcy Institute – possibly a Wit Sunday tea or a wedding reception donated by Geraldine Davies. Can you complete the key by naming number 2 please?
245: All Saints social event donated by Ann Davidson. We need the names for numbers 3, 8 & 11.
242: Skewen OAP Choir – we only have seven names for this large group.
243: Tabernacle Sunday School cast of “Peggy and the Pixies” operetta 1936. Only one person named in this group at the moment.
240: Tree planting ceremony at Carnegie Hall to mark the 100th birthday of Mrs Edith Bailey. All names now supplied thank you.
241: NOR (later BP) WW2 Bomb Disposal Officers donated by Lyndon Pritchard
238: St. David’s Day at Mynachlog Nedd 1954 donated by Joan Gilbert
239: The marriage of Winston and Margaret Evans c. 1940 donated by Sue Sear. Can you name numbers 2,3 and 8 and do you know the bride’s maiden name please?
236: Llandarcy Over 65’s Club donated by Geraldine Davies
237: Coedffranc Youth Club donated by Avis Moule Bishop
234: Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ending of World War 2. We need names for numbers 6,11 and 15 and confirmation of number 16.
235: A group possibly from Gorffwysfa donated by Miriam Phillips
233: The Saint Players 1947 production of “Gaslight” donated by Margaret Wluka. We just need a name for number 7 to complete the key..
232: Skewen & District Co-operative Operatic Society cast of “Waltz Time ” 1952
230: The wedding of Harold Stephens & Audrey Ware 1948 donated by Vicki Jarvis.
231: Evelyn and Winifred Road residents at Porthcawl donated by Ann Davidson. We just need a name for number 7 to complete the key.
228: Unknown darts presentation donated by Gaynor Edwards. All now named.
229 Rhydhir School 1954 the gymnastics winning team at the Urdd Eisteddfod at Caernarvon Castle. David Massey has provided the photograph for us and he has named all the boys except numbers 5 and 19 – can you name them please?
226: Ebenezer Chapel group c.1950. We have no names for this group.
227: An Armistice Day Service outside the Carnegie Hall early 1950’s. We have only two names for this group.
224: Skewen Carnival First Prize Winners June 1953. We have no names for this photograph.
225: Skewen Pensioners being presented with two cheques from the proceeds of two concerts held in Skewen 1959. We have just two names for this group.
222: Methodist Chapel, New Road, cast of a play c. 1939. We have just two names for this large group.
223 New Mission Church group on Dynevor Road Facebook donation from Craig Davies. We have only two names for this group.
220: Mynachlog Nedd class 1966 d. Jeffrey Gould
221: Mynachlog Nedd cricket team c. late 1950’s early 60’s d Hugh Cranny
218: Saint Players 21st Anivsary Celebration 1965 Facebook donation from Geraldine Davies
219: Sidings Terrace outing 1937
216: Skewen First Eleven August 1959
217: Gospel Hall Sunday School c.1962
214: Mynachlog Nedd Class c. 1970’s
215: Coedffranc Boys’ Class 1931
212: Mynachlog Nedd School Cricket team 1962 – all have now been named
213: Skewen group on day trip to Barry 1938
210: Wesley Chapel past Cricket Team 1930
211: Skewen Lower Class c1937 donated by John Notzing
208: Skewen Cricket Club runners up in the Worthington Cup 2003. All names have been supplied – thank you.
209: Who is the driver of Gough’s haulage lorry?
206: Skewen Division St John Ambulance attending a review (at Crynant?) c. 1960. We have the names of the adults – can you name any of the cadets please?
207: Skewen Division St John Ambulance Boy Cadets c. 1960. We have the names of the adults – can you name any of the cadets?
204: Lonlas School std. 6-7, 1929. We have no names for this photograph.
205: Coedffranc Girls’ School a dance group on St. David’s Day.
202: The opening of St Mary’s Church Hall 1930
203: Skewen Co-operative Society, The Quaker Girl production 1954
200: Coedffranc Boys’ School Class c. 1946
201: BP Karate Club c. 1990’s
198: Skewen Cricket Club Second XI, 1988. All names have been supplied thank you.
199: BP Cricket Team on a visit to London, sailing on the Thames. All names have now been supplied – thank you.
196: The Tai Level Team. We have just two names 4 & 7 are Hanford brothers Charlie and David.
197: Skewen Cricket Club First X1, 1975. All names have been supplied – thank you.
194: Coedffranc Bowls Club c. 1950
195: Skewen Scouts 1960
192: Coedffranc Girls’ School class c. 1940’s. So far we have only thirteen names for this class.
193: Group of girls in the playground of Coedffranc Girls’ School 1955/56. We need names for nos. 5, 7 & 9.
190: St John & Red Cross on duty at an NOR Sports’ Day 1953. We do not have names for nos. 7 and 10 to 12 – can you help?
191: Are you able to identify this family please? We have no names.
188: The seventh annual dinner dance for Skewen Snooker Club 1950’s
189: NOR (BP) Rugby Team 1950’s
186: Miss Stone’s class Rhydhir 1953 – we have two names only for this class.
187: Coedffranc Girls’ Primary School, Miss Tucker and staff in front of the Dolls of the World cabinet. All names have now been provided.
184: We not only need the names for this group but also confirmation that is a Skewen Bowls’ Club group.
185: Skewen Co-operative Society Ladies’ Cricket Team 1950. We only have eight names for this group.
182: Seldon’s Millinery Shop, Burrows Road. Mrs Seldon (2) is in the middle of this group – can you name 1 & 3 please?
183: Coedffranc Girls’ Class – we have no names for this group.
180: 1960’s Coedffranc Girls’ class. We need the name for no.27 and confirmation of the names for nos. 9,19,25 and 26
181: Coedffranc Girls’ Class c. early1960’s. We have no names for this class.
178: Coedffranc Girls’ School – one of Miss Joan Gilbert’s classes. Still missing nine names – 6,8,11,15,22,25,28 & 31
179: Mynachlog Nedd Primary School football team. All names have been supplied.
177: New Road residents celebrating the 1953 Coronation. Ruth Davies ( nee Moule) who donated the photograph has named most of the residents but we are missing 9 names – can you supply those names please?
175: Neath Abbey Infants School play time in the yard. Only two names supplied.
176: 2nd Skewen Guides & Brownies March 1968. So far we have just eight names.
173: Coedffranc Primary 1993
174: Coedffranc Primary girls in costume. We still need names for 1,5, 7 & 8.,
171: NOR (later BP) apprentices’ function at the Llandarcy Institute c. 1947.
172: Unknown women’s group – possible W.I. or Red Cross group. We have only four names.
169: Coedffranc class 1976 donated by Lisa Williams. We are lacking names for nos. 4,7,9,11,17,18,21,23,24 & 29.
170: Rhydhir class 1959 donated by Frank Long. We only have nine names at the moment.
167: Pupils from Mynachlog Nedd 1969. All names have now been supplied – but confirmation needed for no. 30.
168: Skewen Carnival c. 1930’s. Lady Godiva has now been named as David (Dai) Griffiths. Still no name for the groom however.
165: St John Choir c.1930’s. We only have four names for this choir.
166: BP Chairman visits LLandarcy c. 1957. We need the names of numbers 1 and 4 for this.
163: Bowling in Skewen Park. Number 1 is David Thomas – who are the others?.
154: Neath Boys’ Grammar School Festival of Britain Choir 1951. We only have three names for this photograph.
161: Ebenezer Chapel Sunday School class 1915
162: Bethania ladies dressed for St David’s Day 1960. All the ladies have now been named for us – thank you.
159: Skewen’s winning rugby team in 1951.
160: Skewen Lower Class c. 1935 donated by John Notzing number 16.
157: Home Guard unit from World War 2. Donated by John Notzing
158: All Saints Church group in costume for a play. Donated by Ann Davidson
155: Pupils from Mynachlog Nedd c. 1968 taking part in a school event
156: Coedffranc Girls’ School, Class 7, 1922
153: Two unknown men standing outside Thomas the Bazaar near the cockle seller c. 1960’s
154: Rhydhir School class photograph 1962
151: Skewen & District Co-operative Society production “Lilac Domino” 1953
152: An unkown Skewen choir – possibly Skewen Music Lovers
149: Do you know anyting about the Nomad Cricket Team shown here? We would like to have any information about the team and names of the players in the photograph.
150: Another photograph of the Nomads.
148: Coedffranc Girls Scottish dancers appearing at the National Eisteddfod held in Neath 1934. We have most of the names for this photograph but not attached to a particular girl – we need to make sure the correct name is assigned to each number. So if you can identify anyone please let us know .
146: Coedffranc Infants class 1900. A rather poignant photograph as number 19 Mary Hughes died from Diphtheria within a year of the photo being taken.
147: This mystery has been solved – Mayor of Neath 1937 – 38 Cecil Hedge
144: Coedffranc Boys’ School class 3 1931. We have no names for this group.
145: An unknown man – who is he?
142: Group outside the Queen’s Public House (now the Curry Knight Restaurant). We have been given most of the names – but still need names for numbers 4, 9 & 10.
143: BP Choir 1950. We only have six names for this photograph.
140: Coedffranc Nursery pupils 1990. Names have been provided for most of the group, but who are numbers 3,4 and 5?
141: NOR (BP) Rugby team from the 1920’s. We have no names for this photograph.
138: All Saints tea fete 1938. We have about a third of the names for this photograph – do you know anyone?
139: Skewen Music Lovers 1908 – 1909. We have no names for this photograph
136: An unknown group of ladies – possibly a W.I. group dating from the 1950’s. We have names for numbers 2,3 and 10 but who are the others?
137: The only clue to these men’s identities is that written on the back of the photograph is “To Mrs & Mrs Randall from George”. Can you name them please and are they from Skewen?
134: Coedffranc Boys’ 1963 class donated by John Richards. We have now named all pupils and teacher.
135: Gospel Hall Sunday School c1962. Only number one is named so far.
132: Opening of the tennis courts at Skewen Park, 1926. So far we can only name Tom Lloyd, number 3. Who are the others?
133: The Wedding of Leonard Llewellyn Evans. We have now been supplied with the names for numbers 1 – 4, can you help with numbers 5 – 8 please?
130: Neath magistrates on a visit to Westminster donated by Ann Davidson. We have only half the names for this photograph.
131: Coedffranc Girls’ class from 1922 – we have no names for this class.
128: Holday group donated by Ann Davidson. Date and location not known.
129: St Mary’s Church production “Mystic Mirrors”. No names known.
126: Travellers’ Wells outing. We have only six names for this photograph which has been donated by Jaki Charles.
127: No one has been named in this photograph of a Skewen NSPCC dance- donated by Ann Davidson.
124: Residents of Evelyn, Winifred & Christopher Roads celebrating the Festival of Britain 1951. We are missing names for numbers 2 to 7 in this photograph.
125: A Calfaria Chapel production. We are missing names for numbers 2,5,9,10, 16,19,31 and 36 to 38.
122: BP choir 1950
123: Coedffranc football team 1952 – 55.
120: BP apprentices donated by Craig Davies
121: Retired United Welsh staff 1997
118: Neath 9th (Skewen) Cubs c. 1976
119: Female staff at Skewen Lower c. 1930’s
116: An unknown group of men donated by Maria Griffiths
117: Greyhound Whiplash and friends donated by Ann Doran
114: Neath Boys’ Grammar School class c. 1953. We only have three names for this photograph nos. 6, 9 and 14. Can you help with the other names please? –
115: Coedffranc staff c. 1910. Once again we only have names for nos. 1, 15, 20 and 22. Do you know anyone else?
112: Unknown Girl Guide function. Still no names for nos. 9, 11 and 12 – can you help?
113: Coedffranc Girls’ School St David’s Day c. 1975 donated by Lisa Williams. All names have now been supplied apart from nos. 2, 6, 16 and 22.
110: An unknown event, possibly celebrating the Investiture in 1969. Can you name number 1 please?
111: World War 2 ARP wardens at Bryn Awel. We only have a name for number 10, Jack Badham, can you name anyone else?
108: A Boys’ Night Out donated by Janet Thomas
109: A Mothers’ Union Trip donated by Ann Davidson. Can you help us name numbers 6,7, 9 and 18 please?
106: Skewen Discussion group celebrating their 25th anniversary
107: NOR Rugby Team 1950
104 Skewen Co-operative Society staff dance at Burton’s Hall, Neath, 1950
105: An All Saints Church trip. We still need names for numbers 2,3,4 and 8.
102: Coedffranc Girls’ School 1951. We have been supplied with all the names apart from 16 and 17 – do you know who they are?
103: Skewen Carnival Queen. No. 2 is Joan Randall – can you name 1 and 3 please?
This week – 22nd March – we post the one hundredth photograph in our search for information on the photographs in our Archive. A big thank you to all those who have supplied the names, locations and dates for so many of the photographs and for giving us information on local history associated with the photographs as well. We are also grateful for the many photographs that have been donated to the Society over the past months.
100: Caewathan Trip to Blackpool donated by Annette Wingrave.
101: Ivor All church training at Tennant Park donated by Jeffrey Gould. Can you name the children?
NO. 99: Rhydhir Secondary School Class 1959 donated by Frank Long
NO. 98: Committee of the Skewen & District Co-operative Society 1951
No. 97: Coedffranc Girls’ School class 1961. We have been given all the names for this class – thank you.
No. 96: Neath Abbey Home Guard (donated by Phyllis Griffiths) – we have no names for this photograph
No. 95: Skewen ARPs 1940 – 41
No. 94: Deacons of Tabernacle – we have now been supplied with all names.
No.93: Madam Annie Davies and the Skewen Choir cup winners – who are nos. 1,2,4,6,12 and 16?
No. 92: Crymlyn Primary School, Jersey Marine 1998 hockey team All now named – thank you.
No. 91: Coedffranc Girls’ School concert 1956 / 57 – we still have large gaps in the key for this photograph.
No. 90: Group of United Welsh busmen circa early 1950’s – so far we only have names for nos. 2 and 6. Can you supply the other names?
No. 89: Coedffranc Boys’ School class 1939. we only have only pupil identified so far.
No 88: Salvation Army Sunday School trip 1937. We have no names for this photograph.
No. 87: Skewen Division St John Ambulance Dance 1954
No. 86: Coedffranc Girls’ School class 1968
No. 85: Coedffranc Girls’ School concert 1960
No. 84: Coedffranc Boys’ School staff 1943
No. 83: Rhydhir Secondary School 1960
No. 82: Gorffwysfa Chapel unknown group
No.81: Crymlyn Primary School, Jersey Marine sports group 1998 All names have now been supplied – thank you.
No.80: United Welsh staff (Neath Abbey Depot) early 1950’s
No. 79: NOR (later BP) rugby team. What year is this and who are they – some names have been supplied
No. 78: Crymlyn Primary School, Jersey Marine. All names have been supplied apart from nos. 52 – 54.
No 77: Cook at Crymlyn Primary – name now supplied, Diane Copp
No. 76: All Saints Church group (1949?) We have been supplied with most names but not all.
No 75: A WW2 knitting group at Hermon Chapel. Can you name anyone?
No. 74: NOR (later BP) rugby team we still need some names.
No. 73: Staff and student teachers at Crymlyn Primary School – now named.
No.72: “Bluebells in Slumberland” a Tabernacle Chapel production – who are they?
No. 71: 1965 class at Rhydhir Secondary School – now all named.
No.70: Santa arrives at Skewen Station – we only have two names for this photograph.
No. 69: St John Ambulance, Skewen Division, diner dance c1955
No.68: Skewen cricket team – names now supplied
No. 67: “Bluebells in Slumberland” a concert at Tanernacle Chapel – who are the performers?
No.66: St Mary’s Church choir c 1947
No. 65: Deacons of Calfaria Chapel
No. 64: St John Ambulance Brigade, Skewen Division dance – still no names for nos. 1 and 13
No.63: Hermon Chapel group – most names now supplied
No. 62: 1975 Jersey Marine Carnival Queen float – names now supplied
No.61: NOR (BP) Ladies’ hockey team – we now have most names