Saturday 18 October 2014 is Local History . . . Live! day at the Waterfront Museum, organised by the Swansea Branch of the Historical Association. There will be lots of stands and activities all day. Bring an object for the 60 Second Show and Tell at 2pm!
Some of the groups are appearing are Bryngold Books, Clydach Heritage Centre, Clydach Historical Society, Connected Communities, Glamorgan Family History, Historical Association, Inland Waterways Association South Wales, Llansamlet Historical Association, People’s Collection Wales, Richard Burton Archive, Skewen Historical Association, Swansea Canal Society, Swansea Railway Modellers Society (a fabulous model-in-progress of the South Dock), Treboeth History, West Glamorgan Archives, and the Friends of White Rock.
With the Waterwheel Singers, Crane Drivin’ Music, storytelling, and children’s window painting it will be a great day.
Local History . . . Live! 2014 will be held on Saturday 18 October in the National Waterfront Museum.
All organisations with an interest in local history are welcome to exhibit at the free event, the fourth in the increasingly successful LHL! series.
This year, in addition to the many exhibitors, we have a number of other attractions.
- 60 Second Show and Tell – bring along your mystery objects to baffle the Museum curators!
- Crane Drivin’ Music – folk music with a Swansea theme.
- Waterwheel Singers – the Aberdulais Choir.
Participation and entry is free.
Swansea HA’s regular monthly event at 1100 on 18 October is Hitler, Stalin and Gareth Jones, a special screening of the award winning film documenting the tragic short life and mysterious death of Gareth Jones, an investigative journalist for the Western Mail.
‘A dense, powerful, moving film’ The Guardian.
The film will be followed by a talk by Arnold Rosen about the life of Gareth Jones, born in Barry in 1905. Jones was the Foreign Affairs Advisor to Lloyd-George in 1930 whose writings exposed a famished Russia.
Local History . . . Live! 2014 is organised by the Swansea Branch of the Historical Association, www.haswansea.org.uk
The third Local History . . . Live! organised by the Swansea Branch of the Historical Association will take place on Saturday 12 October in the National Waterfront Museum. The exhibitors will be in the main hall, with overflow in the gallery.
The centre piece this year is the 60 Second Show and Tell. 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. Swansea Museum will bring along a selection of ‘touching objects’, and I have a feeling they will be a source of mystery objects too! 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.