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At The National Waterfront Museum

It was great to talk about the Legacy of Longfields Project yesterday at The National Waterfront Museum in Swansea.  Thank you to the Historical Association, Swansea and The Royal Institution of South Wales for the invitation.  
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The ‘Tom Jones’ room

In researching the history of Longfields a few people have mentioned the ‘Tom Jones’ room.  This was intriguing and needed further investigation!  Press cuttings from 1975 have revealed the mystery behind the story. The story begins with the fund raising activities of the ‘Bridge across the Pond’ chapter of the Tom Jones International Fan Club.  Nancy Ross who was the president of this club, flew from her home in Bel Air, Maryland to present a cheque of £500 to the association along with a signed portrait of Tom.  This was done on behalf of the British and American chapter members.
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Being Human Festival 2016

We had a brilliant event on Thursday 24 November as part of the Being Human Festival which was organised by RIAH – Research Institute for Arts and Humanities at Swansea. During the festival over 250 events took place over 45 towns and cities across the UK and was led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.  The programme of events was themed around ‘Hope and Fear’.  Our workshop took place at The Waterfront Museum in Swansea in the Ocean room which is where we will be holding our
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