The Society’s summer visit this year will be a trip on the Swansea Community boat “Copper Jack” along the River Tawe where we can enjoy Swansea’s industrial and historic heritage that developed along the river.

The bus will start from the Tesco bus stop at 11.30 and pick up at the following bus stops – Smith’s Neath Abbey, White Gates, the Crown (Colliers), Cresci’s (opposite Methodist Church), top of Christopher Road, Pen yr Alley, Cefn Parc, and Jersey Marine arriving in Swansea for the 1pm sailing. Please note that Tesco now has a time limit of three hours on parking.

We still have spaces available for this trip – cost £14.50 inclusive of bus and boat fares – for members and non members.  Contact Anne Morgans on 01792 813300 or Kitty Griffiths on 01792 823651 as  soon as possible to secure your place.

Unveiling of Skewen Heritage Trail plaque Friday, 20th October 2023

The weather was not kind to us on Friday for the unveiling of the Heritage Plaque. The mounting of the plaque on the front of the Memorial Hall in Skewen Park was the culmination of work undertaken by Vice Chair Lynette Drake and Chairman Virginia Jones to locate and identify places of historical interest in Skewen and district. Graphic designer Callum Rothwell designed the map to locate the sites. Besides the plaque a pamphlet has been printed to show the information. All this was made possible by a grant from Tesco.

Society at the Waterfront Swansea 23rd September, 2023

The Society took part in the heritage Day held at the Waterfront Museum Swansea on 23rd September.

Society at the Ironworks Open Doors Event 16.9.2023

The Society accepted an invitation form the Volunteers at the Ironworks Neath Abbey to take part in this year’s Open Doors event. The weather was not kind which was a pity as it did affect attendance.

Visit to Margam Abbey, 15th June, 2023

The Society enjoyed an interesting visit to Margam Abbey learning about its history. The Stones Museum was opened for us and a display of clerics’ cloaks was also made available. We were treated to home made cakes and tea and coffee to round off the visit.