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May is Local History Month in the UK!
The Branch’s Ninth Annual
Local & Family History Fair
On Saturday 11 May 2019
many organisations from the fields of history and heritage
will be represented at the Historical Association’s ninth annual
Local and Family History Fair
from 10am to 4pm at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with organisations that promote history, local history, family history research, and heritage in the Swansea and south Wales area, to listen to talks from Gerald Gabb and members of the branch’s Community Outreach Group, to be entertained by the Waterwheel Singers and to be amazed by the curators of the National Waterfront Museum.
Timetable . . .
10.00am: Start of the day’s events
10.45–11.15am, Cityside Room: Colin Wheldon James: ‘The French Invasion of Fishguard, 1797’
11.30am–12.30pm, Warehouse Gallery: Gerald Gabb: ‘Swansea, the Little Town by the Tawe’
1.00–1.45pm, first floor balcony: entertainment from The Waterwheel Singers
2.00pm, Main Hall: the curators of The National Waterfront Museum: the ‘60-
3.00–3.30pm, Cityside Room: Rhian Rees: ‘St Melangell: Patron Saint of Hares’
3.30–4.00pm, Cityside Room: Peter Rees: ‘Queen Elizabeth I and the Origins of the Swansea Copper Industry’
4.00pm: End of the day’s events
Exhibitors include . . .
Caswell Photographs, Clydach Historical Society, De Caversham House, Dyfed Family History Society, Eastside Historical Society,
Egypt Centre, Gerald Gabb, Glamorgan Family History Society, Historical Association, Jeff Childs, Llansamlet Historical Society,
National Trust, National Waterfront Museum, Newport Ship Trust, Oxfam, Past Lives, Pastoral Audiobooks,
Powys Family History Society, Royal Institution of South Wales, Seamark Trust, Swansea Library Service, Western Front Association