Skewen & District Historical Society
Skewen and District Historical Society was founded in 1997 by its first President, Emyr Gough. The aim of the Society is to collect and preserve local history. A programme of talks by visiting speakers is held on the first Monday of the month starting at 7pm, in the Carnegie Hall on Evelyn Road. The Society also has two visits a year to places of historic interest. Over the years the Society has built up an extensive archive of local history material. Currently, membership costs £10 a year. A newsletter, “Hanes”, with articles on mainly local history and reminiscences, is published four times a year, costing 50p each. Other Society publications include a book “Our Village in World War One” at £5 – on sale in the local Post Office, Cresci’ or direct from the Society, and a Special edition of “Hanes” containing a history of the Skewen and District Co-operative Society also £5 and available via our website or by telephone.