History

OYSTERMOUTH HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

Oystermouth Historical Association (OHA) was founded in 1981 and is a society section of the Ostreme Community Association. OHA gathers and archives information about the heritage of (primarily) Oystermouth and Mumbles and is a forum for those with a general interest in history. Everyone is welcome to join.

The current annual membership fee is £15 (single) or £25 (for 2 people at the same address). buy custom essays online This fee includes membership of Ostreme Community Association. The Chair of OHA is a member of the Ostreme Management Committee.

The association holds monthly public meetings (except for July and August) with a speaker. These are usually on the third Thursday of the month, assembling at 7.30pm in the Ostreme Main Hall.  An entry fee is charged to non-members.

OHA has an archive and new material and information about local history is always welcome. There are regularly changing history exhibitions in Oystermouth Library and an annual outing. 

CONTACTS
                       Secretary……………………………Kate Jones………….. 01792 361466
                       Membership Secretary…………Frank Rott…………….01792 361633

6. June

PROGRAMME OF SPEAKERS FOR 2018

Thursday 21 June: An illustrated talk by Viv Griffiths: PLUTO – The Pipeline Under the Ocean

Thursday 20 September: A talk by Ralph Griffiths: King John and Magna Carta

Thursday 18 October: An illustrated talk by Neil Barry: A History of Gardens

Thursday 15 November: An illustrated talk by Gary Williams: The Last Day of the War, 1918                            [Please note this date is to be confirmed depending on pre-Christmas celebrations in Newton Road]

Thursday 6 December: Christmas Social Evening

All meetings are held in the Main Hall, Ostreme Centre, Newton Road at 8pm.
Members free, visitors and guests £3 at the door.
For more information please contact Kate Jones, 01792 361466
There will be an additional public meeting organised in conjunction with the Royal Institution of South Wales at 7.30pm on Thursday 6 September 2018 . ‘A refined and beautiful talent‘: thoughts on the centenary of Morfydd Owen by Dr. Rhian Davies. Faraday Lecture Theatre, Singleton Campus, Swansea University. Admission free. 
ANNUAL OUTING FOR 2018 is on Wednesday 30 May to Cenarth (coracle museum) and Cardigan (town and visit to the castle)

HISTORY DISPLAYS IN OYSTERMOUTH LIBRARY  

October 2017 – February 2018  Remembering Rotherslade Bay; 

February – June 2018: ‘True Genius and Artistic Feeling …’ Victorian Landscape Photographs of Mumbles and Gower by William Harvey Barton                                                                                                                   

June – November 2018: Bird’s Eye Mumbles (aerial photographs from the archive)                                                                                                       

November 2018 – February 2019: Mumbles Remembers; 1914-1918

Please contact the Secretary, Kate Jones, 01792 361466, for further information.

 

 


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