History Day & Journal Launch

Sat 26th Sep

Jointly organised by the

Royal Institution of South Wales

and the Swansea Branch of the Historical Association



HISTORY DAY at Swansea Museum

Saturday 26th September 2015


You can attend the whole day or whichever part appeals to you, but please note that if at any time the room reaches capacity, it's first come, first served – and be warned, it was popular last year !



10:10 - Launch of Volume 23 of the Swansea History Journal/Minerva

the Journal will be available at all times through the day


10:30 - TALK: “White Rock: two hundred years of the Copper Community”

John Ashley, Chairman, H.A. Swansea branch


11:30 - TALK: “Ynysmeudwy Pottery, the products, the clay, the village, the workers”

Clive Reed


12:30 - REFRESHMENTS will be available & there will be a brief informal

LUNCHTIME DISCUSSION: “Swansea never was very important”

in the presence of, but (definitely) not proposed by, Peter Stead


1:30 - TALK: “The Story of Swansea Castle”

Colin Wheldon James, Executive Secretary, H.A., Swansea branch


2.30 - TALK: “Oystermouth Castle”

Roger Parmiter, B.E.M.


3:30 TALK: “Swansea before industry came”

Gerald Gabb



Free Entry

REFRESHMENTS by the RI Social Committee

the bara brith is legendary !


COME – just to get your Swansea History Journal/ Minerva – available all day


OR stay for a talk or two


THEN MAYBEhave some food & contribute to the midday debate


AND THEN YOU MAY AS WELL – hear the rest of the talks as well!


(medals will be issued)




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