This month a group of budding historians from Pen Y Bryn came to Swansea University to visit the Richard Burton Archives and the Egypt Centre. Their visit began with half of the pupils visiting the archives and while the others worked in the library researching the history of Longfields Association. Katrina and Sue from Richard Burton Archives made… Continue reading Pen Y Bryn School visits Swansea University
Owen Davies was one of the first children to attend the school set up by Longfields in 1953. He didn’t attend Longfields as an adult but his family were supporters of the Association and his mother was an active member of the Ladies Guild. A photograph of Owen Davies from the Association Year Book 1979/80 … Continue reading Owen Davies learns to drive
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As with similar organisations Longfields produced a series of Year Books and between 1959 and 1999 there were a total of twenty-nine books printed. The Year Books are a valuable resource when researching the history of the organisation as they give an insight into the day to day life of the organisation, the issues they faced and… Continue reading Association Year Books
Did you know that Longfields had an active scout group? This was the 2nd Swansea Grove Scout Group and there were six boy Scouts and five Wolf Cubs. They met every Friday evening at Dumbarton School in Swansea and the BP Guild of Old Scouts, Rotary Club and Round Table worked a rota system… Continue reading Scout group at Longfields
Oral Histories As part of this project oral histories are being collected from people with a connection to Longfields. Sharing memories in this way is helping to piece together the history of this organisation. On Monday 30 January, Dr Beth Thomas from the Oral History Society, provided training for a group of volunteers. During the morning… Continue reading News round up!
Take a look at our project newsletter to bring you up to date with project activities! winter-2016-newsletter