Britain From Above has over 47,000 high resolution aerial images of Britain from 1919-53. I haven’t found any images of White Rock or Hafod, but there are plenty of Swansea.
West Glamorgan Archives are continuing their excellent series of free introductions to the Archive Service and the Family History Centre. The two hour sessions, 50/50 talk and practical, are held on Mondays. The programme is here.
Steel Connections: Historical Records and New Research on the Steel Industry in Twentieth-Century Britain will be held at Tata Steel, Port Talbot, on Wednesday 11 September 2013. This is a free event but spaces are limited and prior registration (before 6 September 2013) is essential. Programme details and registration form here.
Stephen Hughes, Royal Commission Project Director, is leading walks on Friday 6th September at 11am and 2pm. Numbers are limited so booking is required by 24th August to Lyndon Morris, 01792 232282 or email@example.com. The walks start from St. John’s Church, Odo Street. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available before the walks.
This free workshop is being held at Swansea Museum on Wednesday 21 August. See www.swanseavalleyhistory.com for details.
A short preview of the Daniel James animation is available here. The film is an output of the Treboeth Historical Society’s ‘Daniel James Project’ (one of our fellow Connected Communities projects) and will shortly be distributed to local schools. There are plans to share the film with school across Wales. Contact Ivor Williams, Secretary of Treboeth Historical Society for information on accessing copies of the animated film: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Rojon, studying South Wales industry, has launched a Flickr site featuring post industrialised South Wales Valleys. There are some very interesting pictures.
“I don’t know if you are on Flickr but I thought that would be nice to tell you about that. I just launched a group called ‘The (post)industrial South Wales Valleys,’ so feel free to join us and to invite people who might be interested : http://www.flickr.com/groups/thesouthwalesvalleys/”
I think that the interactive functionality of photo-hosting sites provide interesting means to create collaborative archives but also to display and discuss cultural sensitivities.
This is an interesting archive. Search for Swansea and there are 315 entries, many from the works and railways of the Swansea Valley. If you find something tell us about it in a comment. BT Digital Archive.
Ancestry have a better than usual special – free access to the 1911 census until 14 October.