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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December & January change of venue for Society talks

The library will be moving into Carnegie Hall next month, so the hall will have to close for  remodelling work to be carried out.  As a consequence the Society’s December meeting – Social Evening, including a performance by “Bagatelle” (formerly The Park Players) – and January meeting -“The Life and Times of Gerald of Wales” – will take place at Ty Santes Fair – the new hall on the site of St Mary’s Church in Compton Street  (set your sat nav to SA10 6BA).  Both meetings will start at 7pm as usual – all visitors welcome.

 

 

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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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Ann Harries receives Community Award from Dyffryn Clydach Community Council

On Monday, 25th February Ann Harries’s superb contribution to the local community was recognised by Dyffryn Clydach Community Council when they granted her their Community Award.  The award recognised Ann’s contribution over the last fifty years to a diverse range of local  societies/groups including the Scouts, Skewen Historical Society, St John’s Church etc. etc. plus her organisation of holidays and days trips.  The presentation was witnessed by members from all the organisations with which Ann is associated.  A well deserved award.

 

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