Request for information about the Carnegie Hall/library Skewen

Committee member Sandra Davies is working on a special edition of “Hanes” based on the history and use of the Carnegie Hall on Evelyn Road.  If you have any anecdotes, special memories – anything, about the building or the library that was housed there in the past, or any other activities that have taken place in the hall,  please get in touch via this website, our Facebook page, or simply use snail mail or the telephone to contact any of the committee members.  Don’t let your reminiscence be lost.

 

 

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Society chosen for Tesco’s Bags of Help Scheme

Tesco has set up a scheme to distribute the money raised from the carrier bag charge to local community projects.   The Society applied to take part in this scheme and we have been chosen as one of three organisations for the period from January to March.

Please remember to get your blue tokens at the check out and place them in the Society’s box on your way out.  It will depend on the number of tokens in our box at the end of the period as to what percentage of the money available will be be awarded to us.

 

 

 

 

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Replacement Memorial Tree Planted in Skewen Park

As part of its WW1 commemoration programme, the Society planted two Acer Rubrum October Glory trees in the Memorial Park on March 17th, 2017.  Unfortunately one of the trees was vandalised and died.  This month a replacement tree was planted which we hope will thrive.

 

 

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Report on WW2 History Day held on 7th September

The Society’s WW2 History Day held on Saturday, 7th September at the Carnegie Hall was a success with visitors coming from a wide area.  They brought with them many photographs relating to Skewen men who served in World War Two, documents and memorabilia.  Our reminiscence team was kept busy during the day and added many interesting accounts of Skewen in the war years to our archive.

If you were unable to attend and have photographs/reminiscences about Skewen and WW2 contact us and we will arrange to add your material to our archive on WW2.

 

 

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Photo Gallery of the Society visit to the National Botanic Gardens of Wales on 2nd September

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St. John Ambulance Plaque presented to the Society for safe keeping

The land on which the St. John Ambulance Hall was built on Dynevor Road in the 1930’s was donated by Dr. D. Samuel, whose surgery was located at 39, New Road – the site of the old Post Office.  When the hall was demolished, the plaque commemorating the donation,  was taken by the St. John Ambulance Brigade.  It has now been placed into the care of the Society as it was felt it should be returned to Skewen.  A hand over  took place on August 5th before the Society’s monthly meeting.

 

 

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Photo Gallery of Society Visit to St Fagans 1st July, 2019

With thanks to Janice Gardner

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Society visit to Pembroke Dock and Tenby – Photograph

With thanks to Ken Jones.

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President Brian Lodwick launches his latest book

Our President, Brian Lodwick, launched his latest book on Tuesday – “Morgan Reynolds and Maesyllan Neath Abbey”.

 

 

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Society awarded grant by the Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust

 

The Society would like to thank the Wales Millennium Trust for its Recent award.

 

 

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