It is always a pleasure to visit West Glamorgan Archive Service, a warm welcome always awaits! This week a group from the Resource Centre came to look at some old photographs and have a think about what they would like to see in the exhibition. Amongst the group were the two Paulines, Chris and Sara plus… Continue reading A trip down memory lane at West Glamorgan Archive Service
As part of the Legacy of Longfields project research has uncovered old photographs. During our workshop day at Pen Y Bryn School, Sara Beer from Disability Arts Cymru and film maker Ben Ewart-Dean led the event and we looked at the photographs and saw a short clip of some old film footage. The pupils reflected on… Continue reading A collaborative workshop!
Pen Y Bryn pupils have been very busy learning about the history of Longfields Association and during October I took part in a question and answer session at the school. The pupils of today wondered what pupils in 1953 did when they started at the school established by ‘Longfields parents’. There was a wide range of… Continue reading Question time at Pen Y Bryn
Sara Miller was born in the late 1960s and attended Longfields from about age three. She was there for five years before moving to Morfydd House School and then Dyfatty School. Sara now goes to the Resource Centre in Llansamlet. Sara’s dad, Derek, was involved with Longfields for many years and between 1978 to 1993… Continue reading Spotlight on Sara Miller
It was great to talk about the Legacy of Longfields Project yesterday at The National Waterfront Museum in Swansea. Thank you to the Historical Association, Swansea and The Royal Institution of South Wales for the invitation. Looking forward to planning the project exhibition – won’t be long now!
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
Sadly on 7th August 2017, my good friend and colleague Denise Lucas passed away. It was around 1980 that Denise began to work in Longfields where she was employed in the office. Her eighteen years of experience and devotion to the Association made her the natural choice to succeed as Director in 1999, leading Longfields… Continue reading Remembering Denise Lucas