The Remarkable James Livingstone

by David Farmer & Brian Lile


Livingstone, among a host of other things, was a keen supporter of the Y.M.C.A. and lived to advise the campaign which resulted in our current building.

TO BUY: some copies still available for £3 at the annual History Day and Local History Book Fair at Swansea Museum. Keep an eye on our Events page for upcoming dates. Or contact the editor at

TO CONSULT: go to Swansea Central Library (Reference section), West Glamorgan Archive Service or (by appointment) Swansea Museum (01792/653763).


Livingstone (1831-1912) was a forgotten notable of Victorian Swansea until this book brought him to life. A firm Wesleyan, a keen sportsman, a businessman and a leader in local government, he was radical, brave and inspirational.


ISBN 0-9508-5174-4