Cymdeithas Hanesyddol

Historical Society

To all our members and friends,

A Happy New Year!

Heritage Lottery Fund Project comes to fruition

An event was held at St Samlet Parish Church on Friday 27 March 2015 to share and celebrate the outcomes of the Heritage Lottery Fund project ‘Sharing Llansamlet’s Heritage’. The aims of the Society are:

In pursuit of these aims, in July 2013 the Society applied for a grant from the Sharing Heritage programme of the Heritage Lottery Fund. Happily, we were successful and subsequently we have used this money to collect, catalogue, digitise and share our unique collection of photographs and documents of the area, mostly donated by local people. We are ensuring that this archive is freely available in local and national collections, including the People’s Collection Wales and the West Glamorgan Archive Service. We have saved this archive onto a data-DVD. Our photographic archive will be seen more and more on our website <llansamlethistory.com>, which was set up as part of this project.

Equally important, we have interviewed local people and added these stories to our digital archive, producing two audio CDs.

A major output of this work has been the educational resource pack ‘Sharing Llansamlet’s Heritage’, which is being shared bilingually in digital and print form with all local schools.

The archive DVD, oral history CDs and educational resource pack DVD will be freely distributed to Llansamlet Historical Society members and other interested parties during the spring of 2015.

Society volunteers have acquired new skills as a result of working on this project. The project team have gained the following in their involvement in the project:

On Friday 27 March 2015, the Society’s Committee and Project Team celebrated the successful completion of this project in the company of the Lord Mayor of Swansea, local Assembly Member Mike Hedges, other local representatives, other voluntary groups who have also worked on Lottery-funded projects with the assistance of the Connected Communities programme of Swansea University and with local schoolchildren, as well as, most importantly, with Llansamlet Historical Society members, many of whom have contributed to the outcomes already mentioned.