Disability History

A financial set back in 1980

As with similar charities Longfields relied heavily on public support.  Fundraising activities and the backing of community groups played a significant part towards the success of the Association.  The support from these sources was demonstrated as the Chairman’s Report of 1980 revealed. Over the years, the Association had dealt with different setbacks but there was… Continue reading A financial set back in 1980

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Longfields photo trail

Public meeting at the Ragged School The Association was established in April 1952 and the founders wanted to engage with more families who had children with cerebral palsy.  They also wanted to gain wider support in establishing a school in Wales for these children.  A public meeting took place with parents and other guests including… Continue reading Longfields photo trail

Pen Y Bryn School · West Glamorgan Archives

Pen Y Bryn School visits West Glamorgan Archives

It was a busy morning for Pen Y Bryn pupils on a recent visit to West Glamorgan Archives.  These archives hold the ‘Longfields collection’ so there was a lot to research and discover about the association.   Outside the weather was dismal, raining hard with a gusty wind coming in from the sea, but inside… Continue reading Pen Y Bryn School visits West Glamorgan Archives