What's On

Event: Local History and Heritage Fair

National Waterfront Museum
23 September 2023 , 10am - 4pm
Cost Free
Suitability All

A full day of expertise, information and talks to help you find out more about local and family history.

In partnership with the Historical Association, Swansea Branch and Swansea Museum,  RISW.


AT SWANSEA MUSEUM (Education Room)

  • 10.00 Gerald Gabb: the new Swansea History Journal / Minerva
  • 10.20 Stuart Batcup “Thistleboon House: Why, When and How?” author of a 2022 book on this theme
  • 11.30 Robert Smith: “David Grenfell M.P. 1881-1968” a Swansea man who deserves to be better known


  • 2.00 Catrin Stevens: “The Women's Peace Petition 1923-24 with particular reference to Swansea” the petition has recently been recovered from the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, USA. 
  • 2.50 Gary Gregor: “Swansea’s Historic Mile” an indoor stroll around what used to be Swansea's town centre

Fair Stalls (all day - National Waterfront Museum)

  • Historical Association Swansea Branch 
  • Swansea Library Services 
  • The National Trust 
  • Friends of White Rock and Friends of Swansea Slip Bridge 
  • Glynneath and Cwmgwrach Historical Society + Elizabeth Belcham 
  • Clydach History Society 
  • The Egypt Centre 
  • Neath and Tennant Canal Trust 
  • Swansea Canal Society
  • The Western Front Association 
  • Skewen and District Historical Society 
  • Oxfam 
  • Caswell Photo Restoration 
  • RISW + Gerald Gabb 
  • The De Caversham Household 
  • Portable Antiquities Scheme Wales (PAS Cymru)
  • North Gower History Society
  • South West Wales Industrial Archaeology Society
  • Copper Jack 
  • Ystradgynlais Heritage Society
  • Swansea Valley History Society
  • Eastside Historical Society
  • The National Lottery Heritage Fund
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