1st December 2016
The new Swansea History Journal / Minerva was launched on the History Day - Saturday 24th September. It is the bulkiest yet at 160 pages, but the price is unchanged - £8 (£7 to members)
Its varied contents include -
Articles on William Grove Swansea's famous physicist, Swansea's Turnpike roads, Brynmill,
Swansea ceramics, Norton Lodge, Swansea Hospital Radio...and a number of people: Kingsley Amis, William Daniels (a Swansea lad who attempted suicide in 1950), Sarah Adams (mother-in-law to Lewis Weston Dillwyn), William Laugharne Morgan (businessman) and Ralph Wishart, the almost legendary Swansea bookseller.
Shorter pieces (Gemau Byrrach) on evacuees from Kent to Penclawdd in 1940, Kate Bosse-Griffiths and Audrey Williams, archaeologists who worked at Swansea Museum, childhood memories of Gower, drydocks on the Tawe
Five book reviews and a section on the R.I. and its history, with memories of Nansi Mascetti (by Muriel Chamberlain) and Hugh Morgan.