2017 Book Fair programme


Annual Local History Book Fair / Ffair Flynyddol Llyfrau Hanes Lleol

Saturday 28 October / Sadwrn 28 Hydref  2017 10:00am-4:00pm

In Swansea Museum / Yn Amgueddfa Abertawe

Refreshments available / Lluniaeth ar gael.
See separate flyer for more details / Gweler y daflen ar wahân am ragor o wybodaeth.
All welcome / Croeso i bawb.


As of 21st August, 37 stalls taken, including:


Authors with their books:

  • Helen Hallesy, brand new book on Swansea commemorative pottery
  • Colin Riddle, brand new book of photos of Swansea 40-50 years ago2017 Bookfair Geoff Brooks.jpg
  • Geoff Lewis, “An unsuspecting Spy” (Swansea boyhood memories)
  • Bill Bytheway, “Ugly Lovely” & “Away from the Welsh Speaking Sea”
  • Clive Reed, “Tareni Colliery”
  • Elizabeth Belcham, “Swansea's Bad Girls”
  • Spencer Davieson, “The Embers of Enchantment – Destinies Entwined”, part 2
  • Brian Davies, “Mumbles & Gower through time”
  • Carole Hopkin, “Fantasia”
  • Bernard Lewis, Geoff Brookes, Alun John Richards, Gethin Williams


Parthian Books with Ethel Ross's Dylan Thomas photographs in a book edited by Hilly Janes, and Joe England, “Merthyr the Crucible of Wales”, Huw Lewis, “To Hear a Skylark's Song, a memoir of Aberfan”

Joss Mullinger vintage town guides & full range of OS maps published by Cassini

Jeff Towns, a busload of quality books

Llyfrau Gwynedd Williams, Chris Jones, Carole Jones, Martin Evans, Edward Porter, Oxfam Bookshop – a wonderful mix of antiquarian & second hand books

Rod Cooper historic maps & pictures

The Williamsons postcards

Skewen & District Historical Society, Glamorgan History Society,

Historical Association, Penllergare Trust, Royal Commission on Ancient & Historical Monuments in Wales, the Gower Society, South West Wales Industrial Archaeology Society, West Glamorgan Archive Service