Saturday 22 September 2018

The Historical Association and The Royal Institution of South Wales


History Day

History Day

The RISW is collaborating with the Swansea branch of the HA for the fourth year to present History Day.

This free, all-day series of talks is open to the public and will take place at Swansea Museum (morning) and the National

Waterfront Museum (lunchtime and afternoon).

The programme for the day will be:

Swansea Museum …

10.05:     Gerald Gabb: Launch of the 2018 issue of Swansea History Journal (Minerva), volume 26

10.20:     David Beynon will speak about ‘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 will speak on ‘Votes for Women (and the Suffragettes!)’

                Dr Ritchie Wood is the author of Miners at War 1914–1919. This period, including the role of women during The Great

                      War, is his speciality.

12.20:     Barry Hughes will explain ‘How Change is Progressing at Swansea Museum’

                The new manager of Swansea Museum is full of energy and enthusiasm and will outline the improvements currently being


National Waterfront Museum …

1.30:       Lunchtime Debate:  ‘History has no appeal or relevance for young people’

        Is this true? Come and give your view. The debate will be chaired by HA branch chairman Colin Wheldon James

2.00:       Andrew Hignell will talk about ‘The History of Cricket in Swansea’

                 The archivist of Glamorgan CCC, Andrew also manages the Museum of Welsh Cricket at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. The

                       author of more than 30 books, he’ll have copies of his latest, which is on Swansea cricket.

3.00:       Gerald Gabb will tell you about ‘An Older Swansea’

                 Beyond nostalgia! The second volume of his Swansea and Its History, entitled ‘The Riverside Town’ is due out soon.

In Swansea Museum refreshments will be provided by the RISW Social Committee , and the National Waterfront Museum café is open until 4.30pm