Cymunedau cysylltiedig 2: researching the industrial and post-industrial heritage of the Swansea valley


Principal Investigator: Professor Huw Bowen (Swansea University)
Collaborators: South Wales Miners’ Library; Taliesin Arts Centre; Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust (GGAT); Swansea Libraries; National Waterfront Museum
Duration: From 2013 to 2014

This multi-partner, bi-lingual community heritage project is focused on the history of industrial and post industrial communities in the Swansea Valley. The region has a remarkably rich yet complex industrial-urban-environmental heritage, and research into thisinforms a better understanding of how its unique historical and cultural context continues to shape the identity, sense of place, and quality of life of the people who live in an area, where 16.8 percent of the population speaks Welsh