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What is available to buy from the Archive Service online.

Are you looking for that special present for someone who loves local history? Visit our online shop and see what is available.

Here at West Glamorgan Archives we have a range of books, cards and maps for sale where you will find just the thing.

Three Nights Blitz
Our featured publication is The Three Nights’ Blitz (opens new window) by Dr John Alban, which we have reprinted.

It was originally published in 1994 and has been out of print for years, so this is a chance to own a copy of this book. The 'Three Nights' Blitz' was a devastating series of air-raids that took place during 19, 20 and 21 February 1941. It left central Swansea in ruins and has been described as 'the most significant event in Swansea's recent history'. This book uses contemporary documentary sources to tell the story of what happened from both sides, using Luftwaffe sources as well as British. 

Rebuilding Swansea
Back in the autumn we launched A New and Even Better Abertawe: Rebuilding Swansea 1941-1961 (opens new window) by Dinah Evans.

In it, Dinah explores the way Swansea was rebuilt after the centre of the town was destroyed in the Blitz during the Second World War. In a sense, it is the sequel to The 'Three Nights' Blitz' as it deals with the aftermath of the destruction of the town centre. An insightful book about a pivotal moment in the city's history.

Follow the links below to see what else is available in our online shop



There is plenty on offer here for anyone interested in the history of the West Glamorgan area. There are books on Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot, Gower and more. 

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Visit us in the Civic Centre, Swansea to see the full selection of books we have for sale. Here are details about where to find us

Old maps

We sell full-colour reproductions of the first Ordnance Survey maps of some of the main towns and villages in our area.

We have also created three interactive CDs with some fascinating maps of Swansea and Neath in Victorian times.

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Map CDs


Our cards are all reproductions of historic views of the area. They're great to send for Christmas and they look just as good framed on your wall.

If you come and visit us you can find more historic prints and engravings to buy.

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