History Day 2018

Sat 22nd Sep


The Historical Association (Swansea branch) & the Royal Institution of South Wales invite you to

History Day

Saturday 22nd September 2018


The new Swansea History Journal (Minerva) will be launched and a new book on cricket in Swansea will be available – just pop in for those, or come for one of the talks, or all of them ! It’s free, but (and this is a serious warning) come early to be sure of a place.



10.05 launch of Swansea History Journal / Minerva, Volume 26HD2018-trams.jpg

10.20 David Beynon, “Swansea’s Street Trams”
David is the undoubted expert on this theme. His interest is far more than just technical – his unrivalled collection of images throws a wider light on the town as it was.


11.20 Ritchie Wood, “Votes for Women (and the Suffragettes !)”
Dr.Richard Wood is the author of “Miners at War 1914-1919”. This period, including the role of women during “the Great War”, is his speciality. Find out more about the author here.


12.20 Barry Hughes, “How change is progressing at Swansea Museum”
The new museum manager is full of energy and enthusiasm and will explain the improvements currently being made.



2.10 debate: “History has no appeal or relevance for young people”
Is this true ? – come and give your views an airingHD2018-cricket1.jpg


2.50 Andrew Hignell, “The History of Cricket in Swansea”
The scorer and statistician for Glamorgan CCC since 1982, Andrew manages the Museum of Welsh Cricket at Sophia Gardens. The author of more than thirty books he will have copies of his latest, on Swansea cricket.


3.20 Gerald Gabb, “An older Swansea”
Beyond nostalgia ! The second volume of his “Swansea & its History”, entitled “The Riverside Town” is due out soon.




Refreshments will be provided by the RI Social Committee in Swansea Museum, and the Waterfront café is open until 4.30.


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