Promoting history in south-west Wales

Welcome to HA Swansea

The Historical Association is incorporated by Royal Charter

Registered charity number 1120261

Branch Membership Fees

Individual membership: £10

Concessionary membership: £5

(Concessionary = part-time workers; retired; unwaged)

Family (household) membership: £15

Full-time-student membership: £5

Membership is renewable at the AGM in March

Full national membership

of the Historical Association grants automatic membership of the Swansea branch, provided the member lives within the branch’s catchment area.

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A note for committee members

The date of the next

Committee Meeting is

2 October 2021

At 10.30am in the Ocean Room

at the National Waterfront Museum

Website last updated 29 August 2021


21 March 2020


Elizabeth Belcham

will speak about

Swansea’s Bad Girls

Crime and Prostitution


The National Waterfront Museum, Swansea



The branch committee hopes that its members, supporters and friends are keeping well. In fact, we hope that everyone keeps well during these strange times.

The National Waterfront Museum, which is instructed by the National Museum of Wales, has told us that our first post-Covid talk can take place. This will feature the HA president Professor Peter Mandler speaking about ‘The Origins of Mass Society: Speech, Crime, Sex and Drink in Urbanising Britain, 1780–1870’, and will take place at 11.00am on Saturfay 18 September at the National Waterfront Museum. There will be social distancing rules in place and attendance is by booking only. We’ll let you know the details of the restrictions once we’re made aware of them.

Our new-style Chronicle will be available at the event. The cost of a copy is:

     For members:              £3 each

     For non-members:     £5 each

To know more about the new Chronicle , take a look at the Chronicle page on this website.

Please look after yourselves. We look forward to seeing you at the president’s talk.

Branch Bulletin

The Next Talk

Professor Peter Mandler

(President of the Historical Association)

will speak about

The Origins of Mass Society: Speech, Crime, Sex and Drink in Urbanising Britain, 1780–1870


Saturday 18 September 2021

The National Water front Museum, Swansea