Friday, 4 June 2010

Swansea and the Second World War

A one-day conference to mark the publication of The Swansea Wartime Diary of Laurie Latchford, 1940-41, edited by Kate Elliott Jones and Wendy Cope and published by the South Wales Record Society.

Date: Saturday 12 June 2010
Venue: Swansea Museum (Gallery One)
Event sponsored by: South Wales Record Society; Swansea Branch, The Historical Association; The Richard Burton Centre for the Study of Wales, Swansea University.


0930: Welcome
0945-1100: Session One: The War in Context• Martin Johnes (Swansea University): ‘Wales, Welshness and the Second World War’• Gillian Clark (Swansea University): ‘The Home Front, memory and British national identity’

1100-1130: Coffee

1130-1245: Session Two: Swansea and the Blitz•

John Alban (Norfolk Record Office): ‘Swansea’s air raids’
David Thomas (Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales): ‘The Swansea Blitz viewed from the air’

1245-1345: Lunch Break

1345-1530: Session Three: Reactions and Responses•

John Goodby (Swansea University): ‘Dylan Thomas and the Blitz’
Robert McCloy (Swansea University): ‘Local government and the challenge of the Blitz’
Dinah Evans (Bangor University): ‘The reconstruction of Swansea following the Blitz’

1530-1630: Tea and launch of The Swansea Wartime Diary of Laurie Latchford, 1940-41 (South Wales Record Society, 2010).