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Copies of the Society’s book “Our Village in World War One” may be obtained from Skewen Library, or by contacting the Society directly via email at

info@skewenhistoricalsociety.org.uk

or telephoning the Secretary, Mrs. Kitty Griffiths 01792 823651.

 

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Society joins Facebook

The Society now has its own Facebook page – here is the link.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/skewenhistorical/

 

 

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Visit to Longleat House Monday, 4th September

The next Society visit will be to Longleat House on Monday, 4th September.  Social Secretary Mrs. Ann Harries will be taking names and payments at the next Society meeting on Monday 7th August.

The bus will leave the Tesco bus stop at 8am and then pick up at The Smiths, White Gates, Crown, Park Gates Christopher Road, Pen yr Alley and Cefn Parc.

More details will be provided at the August meeting.

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Memorial trees attacked for second time

Sadly, the Memorial Trees planted by the Society to commemorate the men of the village who fell in World War One, have been vandalised for a second time. In the first attack one of the trees had its main trunk damaged, in the second attack it would appear that they have been poisoned.  One tree has died but hopefully the second one can be saved.

 

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Society Visit to Aberglasney Gardens 3rd July, 2017

Thanks to Social Secretary  Ann Harries for organising another very interesting Society visit, this month to Aberglasney Gardens.

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Society Awarded Lottery Grant

The Society is very pleased to announce that it has been successful in obtaining a grant from  Awards For All: The Big Lottery Fund to run a programme of visits to celebrate its 20th anniversary year.   Currently the visits will include:

 

Further details will be given in the next meeting to be held at the Carnegie Hall on August 7th.

The Society expresses its great appreciation to the National Lottery organisation for enabling this programme of visits to take place.

 

 

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The Society at the Family History Event 6th May, 2017

On May 6th, the Society was invited once again to take part  in the annual Family History Event  at the Waterfront Museum.  This enables us to showcase the Society’s activities to a wider audience.

 

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20th Anniversary Dinner at the Towers Hotel 7th March

The Society was very pleased that the Lord Lieutenant Byron Davies and his wife Hilary were able to accept our invitation to join us at the Towers Hotel for the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Society’s founding.  We were given a very interesting and informative talk on the Lord Lieutenant’s personal history and his role as Lord Lieutenant.

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Photo Gallery of Society Social Evening December 2016

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Vandalism of Society memorial trees in Skewen Park

It is with great sadness the Society has to report that one of the WW1 memorial trees that was planted earlier this year has been vandalised.  Mr. Chris Richards and his team will do their best to save the tree but he is not hopeful of success.

If anyone has any information about the perpetrators of the vandalism, please get in touch with the Society, Mr. Richards at the park or the local police.

The split in the main trunk of the tree can be seen clearly.

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Presentation of WW1 Book to local schools

The Society has presented a copy of its book “Skewen & District: Our Village in WW1 The Diary of a Welsh Village” to two  local schools.  On Friday, 25th November a copy was presented to Crymlyn Primary School, and on Tuesday, 29th November to Coedffranc Primary School.

The Society hopes to present a copy to Abbey Primary soon.

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