The Swansea Valley History Society was formed in 1979. It was the first History Society in the valley and although a small Society it’s aim is to promote an historical awareness of the area centred on Pontardawe and to preserve the memories of the past.
The Society holds a series of monthly lectures (open to all) between September and April at The Cross Community Centre, Pontardawe, It holds a valuable archive of the district and produces a twice yearly newsletter for its members.
Members of the Society, with the help of numerous people of the district, have combined to produce three volumes of a pictorial history of Pontardawe and District published in the “Images of Wales” series. These publications and the work done by the members help us to understand the past and to recognize the face of a community that made us what we are today, The Society has also provided background information for numerous social and family history television programmes produced by the BBC and ITV Wales.