Longfields · Swansea Vale Resource Centre · volunteers · West Glamorgan Archives

A trip down memory lane at West Glamorgan Archive Service

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

Ben Ewart-Dean · Disability Arts Cymru · Pen Y Bryn School · Sara Beer · volunteers

A collaborative workshop!

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!

Disability History · Longfields · Pen Y Bryn School · Swansea Vale Resource Centre

Question time at Pen Y Bryn

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 · technology · West Glamorgan Archives

Spotlight on Sara Miller

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

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