Llafur: The Welsh People’s History
society is pleased to invite you to a free event exploring
History of Welsh Holiday Resorts
Saturday 11th May, 2013,
10.30am – 5.00pm
at the Augustus Place Community
The Augustus Place Community Centre,
Augustus Place, Tenby, SA70 7DJ
TO REGISTER YOUR FREE PLACE PLEASE
About the Day
summer just around the corner Llafur: The Welsh People’s History Society is
delighted to be hosting a free event in the heart of Pembrokeshire. Leading
historians form across the country will explore the fascinating history of
Welsh holiday resorts in the beautiful seaside town of Tenby.
day long celebration of Welsh social history from the 18th century
will be led by Professor Peter Stead. We are delighted to have to this
opportunity to reflect on a staple national industry reaching from Rhyl in the
North to Tenby in the South, stretching from Llandrindod Wells in the East to
Barmouth in the West. In addition to this packed programme of speakers we are
pleased to offer a guided walking tour of Tenby exploring the town’s rich historic
and literary connections.
why not bring your bucket and spade and join us for a memorable day at the
on the day will include:
Peter Borsay, "Tenby: The Evolution of a Resort, c.1760-c.1939"
Mari Wiliam, ''Rhyl in the 1950s: Contested Identities in a Seaside Resort?'
Richard Griffiths, "Boom and Bust: The Perpetual Reinvention of
Hirst, "'Beautiful Barmouth', Nineteenth Century Tourism in a Small Welsh
Tony Curtis will also be leading a walking tour around historic and Tenby.
Places on this guided tour will be limited so to avoid disappointment please
book a place in advance of the day.
lunch will not be provided there are a number of excellent cafes close to the
Centre. Directions will be provided on the day.
event is to be held at the Augustus Place Community Centre, Augustus Place,
Tenby, SA70 7DJ. The Centre is located at the end of Augustus Place opposite
the Multi-story Car Park in Upper Park Road.
register for the event and for more information please contact Sian Williams at
Wales Miners' Library, Swansea University, Hendrefoelan Campus, Gower Road,
Swansea SA2 7NB (Tel: 01792 518603 / 518693).