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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 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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Arrangements for the Visit to Aberglasney Gardens, Monday, July 3rd

 

The bus for the visit to Aberglasney Gardens will leave the Tesco bus stop at 11am and pick up at The Smiths, White Gates, The Crown, park gates Christopher Road, Pen yr Alley and Cefn Parc.

After arrival there will be time for lunch before the group tour at 2.30pm.  We will leave for the return journey at 4.30pm.

 

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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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The Society at the History Book Fair, Swansea Museum 22nd October

The Society table at the Book Fair, Swansea Museum – the first time the Society has  had a presence at the annual event.

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The Society at the Family History Fair, Saturday 15th October

A selection of photographs from the Family History Fair held at the Waterfront Museum on Saturday, 15th October, 2016.

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Clearing House?

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.

 

 

 

 

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