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Annual Report of the County Archivist

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. 'A global and local epidemic: Spanish flu in Swansea, 1918-1920' by Emma Laycock, a topical retrospective of a past epidemic.

  2. 'Farms, fields and families: some early deeds relating to the Swansea Valley' by Andrew Dulley. This is the story of some documents from the Ynyscedwyn Estate acquired by the Archive Service during the year, some of which date back to the 16th century.

  3. 'The changing face of Green Street shop fronts: Neath Borough building plans' by Katie Millien. The story is told through a series of plans that were listed during the year and document the significant changes to Neath town and district from Victorian times to the 1970s.

  4. 'The experience of Basque refugee children in Swansea in the 1930s' by David Morris. The children came to Swansea as refugees from the Spanish Civil War and the Archive Service has a set of photographs of them taken during their time here.

  5. 'Cofnodion, capeli a chladdedigaethau: hanes mynwent Bethel, Sgeti' by Andrew Dulley, an article in Welsh about the burial records of Bethel, Sketty.

  6. 'How Ford's came to Crymlyn Burrows' by Kim Collis, regarding the former Ford factory, currently being repurposed as a temporary hospital.

  7. 'Felindre: a village in the heart of Mawr community' by Ioan Richard.

  8. 'The case of the missing file: CND and Swansea's nuclear Bunker' by Jen Wilson, concerning the discovery of a file about the construction of Swansea's nuclear bunker at West Cross.

  9. 'A Serendipitous Discovery...' by Bernard Lewis, regarding some of the sources he consulted on his study of Henry Coombe Tennant of Cadoxton Lodge.

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