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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A History of Neath Abbey and Skewen Co-operative Stores 1891 – 1982

A two-part special edition of ‘Hanes’ has been produced by the Society.  It  details the rise and fall of the Co-operative Society’s venture in Skewen and district from 1891 to 1982, illustrated with photographs and reminiscences from local staff and customers. A limited number of copies will be available initially for purchase at a cost of £5.00 for the two-part edition, if you are able to collect from Skewen. Otherwise, there will be a charge of £2.25 for postage and packing.

Should you wish to order your copies, please contact Anne Morgans via the Society’s website email: info@skewenhistoricalsociety.org.uk, leaving your contact details and indicating the number of copies you want.

 

 

 

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Society Social Evening, Christmas, 2018

Mrs. Margaret Owen led the Society members in community Christmas Carol singing this year.

 

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