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All lectures are held in the Cross Community Centre, Pontardawe, commencing at 7pm. This year’s programme will celebrate the 40 anniversary of the Society by comprise lecturers from the Society only

Also there will be an EGM on the 19th. September 2018 at 6pm in the Cross to appoint a chairperson.

19th. September 2018 Three Bridges on the South wales railway by Glyn Williams.
17th. October 2018 The Life and Duties of a first World War Nurse by David Jones
21st. November 2018 Swansea Comemorative Pottery by Helen hallesey.
December No lecture – but there will be a talk in the Pontardawe RFC Clubhouse in Ynysderw Road given by Keri Thomas on Postcards of Pontardawe on 5th. December 2018 commencing at 7 pm.
16th. January 2019 A History of Neath Abbey Ironworks by Peter Richards.
20th. February 2019 The Families and farms of Pontardawe, Alltwen and Cilybebyll Parish by Jeff Childs.
20th. March 2019 The Baran Chapel Rhyd-y-Fro and the Local Community by Eugena Hopkin.
17th. April 2019. Elias Jenkins and the White Rock Copper Works by Peter Jackson.
Please note that the April Meeting will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting commencing at 5pm at The Cross Community Centre, Pontardawe.

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Schedule change for December

Please note that the talk scheduled for the 6th. December at the Pontardawe Rugby Club will now take place on the 7th. December at 7pm at the same venue.

Jeff Childs is the speaker and the topic is The Farms of Pontardawe and District.

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Schedule 2017 / 18 LECTURE DATES:

All lectures are held in the Cross Community Centre, Pontardawe, commencing at 7pm. There is one exception; the December Lecture will be held in the Pontardawe Rugby Club, Ynysderw Rd, Pontardawe.

September 20th, 2017: The Penllergaer Estate Yesterday and Today- Brian Richards

October 18th, 2017: Where did the Celts Originate From?- Kenneth Jones

November 15th, 2017:Cosmetic Surgery and Jelly Babies- a World War Two Legacy- Andrew Vollans

December 6th, 2017: The Farms of Pontardawe and District- Jeff Childs (this talk will be at the Pontardawe Rugby Club starting at

January 1st, 2018: News Years Day Walk Around Pontardawe- Keri Thomas and Jeff Childs (Non-members welcome).

January 17th, 2018: A History of the River Tawe- Martin Jones

February 21st, 2018: The Life and Times of King Richard the Second- Richard Lewis

March 21st, 2018: A Day in the Life of Swansea Workhouse- Bernard Lewis

April 18th, 2018: The History of Tareni Colliery- Clive Reed

Please note that the April lecture will be preceded by the Annual General meeting which will commence at 5pm at the Cross Community Centre.

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2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 30 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Swansea Valley History Society (Pontardawe and District)

Welcome to the web site of the Swansea Valley History Society. We hope we see you at one of our future meetings.


Pontardawe station buildings copy

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