Penclawdd: The Rise and Decline of a Welsh Industrial Centre

The next in the series of free community lectures 2015-6 organised by Swansea University’s Department of Adult Continuing Education (DACE), College of Arts and Humanities, will take place on 23rd February.

Penclawdd: The Rise and Decline of a Welsh Industrial Centre

Lecture: Penclawdd: The Rise and Decline of a Welsh Industrial Centre

Speaker: Councillor Rod Cooper

Date: Tuesday 23rd February 2016

Time:  3.45pm – 5.30pm

Venue: The Discovery Room, Swansea Central Library, Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3SN.

Admission: Free of charge, all welcome. To book a place or for further information please call 01792 602211, or email: adult.education@swansea.ac.uk.  The lecture venue will not be taking bookings.

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In this talk Councillor Cooper will examine how Penclawdd could be considered as being a microcosm of Welsh history - while its roots are in the Celtic past, it became active in the industrial development of Wales from Tudor times onwards. He will also explore how the rural community absorbed industrialisation and then adapted to a post-industrial era.