Monthly Archives: October 2013

Friends of Hafod-Morfa Copperworks Meeting, Thursday 31st October

The next Friends meeting will be on 31st October from 10-12 noon at the National Waterfront museum.

The meeting will focus on the proposals for interpretation and art for the site. We have focussed on eight human stories which will be represented through sculpted panels and audio recordings. We would like to hear suggestions for any other stories that you think need to be told at the site, either now or in future phases of the project. An interpretation plan has been completed which will be available through our website before the meeting.

We will also provide a general progress update and plan in some work days that some people have requested to get involved in keeping the vegetation under control.

We have a new Facebook page which has some stunning photographs taken of the site this summer by photographer James Davies. If you are on face book please come and find the page. More photos of the progress on the site can be seen on our flickr site detailed below.

Hafod-Morfa Copperworks Draft Interpretation Plan

The interpretation of the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks site represents the shared histories of many people in the Swansea area and so we think it is important that you get a chance to input your ideas into the development of the plan for the site.We have written eight stories about the lives of characters involved in the site and presented this in the interpretation plan. Perhaps there are others that you would like to see, either now or in the future. The plan also proposes some artwork. This has been designed with the help of children at HafodPrimary School.

We particularly welcome input on the following.

  1. Are the eight character stories as good as they can be (please see appendix 1 on page 30)
  2. Have you got any other stories that you might wish to contribute?
  3. What other words, information, images, statistics can we include in the sites features, see 9.3.4 on page 24 -27

You can view the interpretation plan here until 31st October and/or attend a presentation at 10am, 31st October 2013 at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea.

Pleaese send any comments or suggestions to the Project Officer, Stuart Griffin (

Wales Remembers 1914-1918

The Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers 1914-1918 website has now gone live. We would  appreciate your help in raising awareness of the  site by providing a link from your organisation’s website to the Cymru’n Cofio site.

Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers 1914-1918 ( is the official site for information on how Wales will mark the centenary of the First World War in Wales.

It provides a focal point for information on the latest news, projects, events and signposting services for the programme of commemoration which will take place in Wales from 2014 to 2018.


Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers 1914-1918 ( yw’r wefan swyddogol ar gyfer cael gwybodaeth am goffáu canmlwyddiant y Rhyfel Byd Cyntaf yng Nghymru.

Mae’n lle i gael gwybodaeth am newyddion, prosiectau, digwyddiadau a gwasanaethau cyfeirio at y rhaglen i goffáu yng Nghymru a gynhelir rhwng 2014 a 2018.

Beryl Evans

FFHS Archives Liaison Officer

Local History . . . Live! Saturday 12 October

The Swansea Branch of the Historical Association is running its annual Local History . . . Live! event on Saturday 12 October at the National Waterfront Museum from 11am to 4pm. Exhibitors include Clydach Historical Society, Bryngold Books, Historical Association, Llansamlet Historical Society, Richard Burton Archive, Swansea University, Connected Communities, Seamark Trust (with the Seamark pilot boat possibly open for visitors), the White Rock Alll Our Sotries, Swansea Your Story, and the Inland Waterways Association Swansea Branch.

The centre piece this year is the 60 Second Show and Tell at 2pm. A stage will be set up in the centre of the main hall. Contributors are given 60 seconds maximum to showcase their object and describe its use and importance. There will be a chair to ensure timekeeping and fair play, and to ring a bell at time out.

Steph Mastoris, Director of the Museum, and Industrial Curator Ian Smith will chair the show and provide expert commentary. All will be in a spirit of good fun to engage existing and new visitors in local history events. Bring your objects on the day to amaze and mystify.

There will be a book swap, and this is the last weekend of the Canal Exhibition. The six Connected Communities projects have an Exhibition upstairs in the White Wall Gallery. There really is something for everyone!