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Annual Report of the County Archivist

Read a review of the past year and find out more about what we do.

Every year we publish our annual report, full of information about the work and achievements of the Archive Service. This year's includes the following articles:

  1. 'Neath Borough's Medieval Charters,' by Andrew Dulley. This is the first published translation of the three surviving charters granted by the lords of Glamorgan to the borough of Neath, with a contextual commentary and explanatory notes.

  2. 'The art of the illuminated address,' by Emma Laycock, an appreciation of a series of illuminated addresses presented to Sir Henry Hussey Vivian, Baron Swansea, in recognition of his work and service.

  3. 'Jessie Donaldson and some aspects of Swansea's role in the anti-slavery movement,' by Jen Wilson. June 2021 sees the unveiling of a blue plaque in honour of Jessie Donaldson, the anti-slavery campaigner who lived much of her life in Swansea and died in 1889. This article tells her story.

  4. 'Lloyd 'Kid' Davis, Swansea's Black Marvel' by Gwilym Games, telling the fascinating story of the black American-born Swansea boxer who died in 1928 and is buried in Cwmgelli Cemetery.

  5. 'A Felindre cemetery murder stone' by Ioan Richard, an article that tells the story of the stones in the graveyard of Nebo Chapel, Felindre, commemorating the gruesome murder of a local resident.

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