2019 Book Fair

The RISW's Local History Book Fair

Saturday 26th October at Swansea Museum


Among hundreds of books are these NEW PUBLICATIONS:

Phil Baker Reflective Images
Geoff Brookes In Knives we Trust (murder mystery set in Swansea in 1880)
Jeff Childs The Parish of Llangyfelach: landed estates, farms and families
Gerald Gabb, Swansea & its History II, The Riverside Town (3 volumes)
Gower Society A Pocket Guide to Gower
Royal Commission on Ancient & Historic Monuments in Wales Cymru a’r Môr: 10,000 o Flynyddoedd o Hanes y Môr/Wales and the Sea: 10,000 Years of Welsh Maritime History
West Glamorgan Archive Service A New, Even Better Abertawe: the Rebuilding of Swansea 1941-1961
Gethin Williams Nanty Bar, a Vanished Village in the Afan Valley
Jen Wilson Freedom Music: Wales, Emancipation and Jazz 1850-1950

The new edition of the Swansea History Journal / Minerva (Vol.27) with earlier copies back to 1994. Other R.I. publications. And a mixture of interesting material donated to raise funds, at very reasonable prices.

New Faces

Phil Baker (Reflective images)
Cover to Cover Bookshop, Mumbles
John Smith, Caswell photo restoration www.caswellphotorestoration.com
Gethin Williams – Afan Books
Past Lives, Genealogy & Social History www.pastlives-genealogy.com

Authors: Elizabeth Belcham, Geoff Brookes, Jeff Childs, Rod Cooper, Gerald Gabb, Helen Hallesy, Carole Hopkin, Geoff Lewis, Amiel Price, Clive Reed, Ann Marie Thomas, Lisa Tippings and Jen Wilson

Guidebooks & maps: Joss Mullinger This Way Books from Castle Cary, Somerset

Paintings & re-envisioned maps: Rod Cooper

Postcards: Christine Williamson

Bookshops: Cover to Cover, Mumbles

Book Dealers: Chris Williams, Dylan’s (mobile) Bookstore (Jeff Towns)
Llyfrau Gwynedd Williams (Rhun Jones) from Maesteg and Hywel Jenkins from Llanelli

As well as the Clydach Historical Society, Glamorgan Family History Society (Swansea branch), Glamorgan History Society, Gower Society, Historical Association (Swansea branch), Neath Antiquarian Society, Oxfam Bookshop, Penllergare Trust, Royal Commission on Ancient & Historic Monuments in Wales from Aberystwyth, South Wales Records Society, South West Wales Industrial Archaeology Society and West Glamorgan Archive Service

Free event…it’s well worth a look !