Mynachlog Nedd Junior School invited the Society to talk to their pupils about our World War One researches into the War’s links with Skewen and District. In the Autumn Term the pupils will embark on their own research into WW1 so this was a springboard for them into the topic.
Chairperson Virginia Jones led the talk, giving information about her researches into the military aspects of the war and the stories she has unearthed about their exploits. Anne Morgans then gave the pupils information about some of the families living in Skewen at the time.
During our researches we found that four of the teachers from the school enlisted in the army. We have found that two returned to the school after the war ended, but we are still researching into what happened to the other two teachers.
We are grateful to the pupils and their families who were able to provide us with valuable information about their stories of WW1 and Skewen. If you have any information for us get in touch, or come along to our Heritage Day on September 1st in the Carnegie Hall.