Surveys, reports, photography, consultations and other research over 15 years have underpinned our successful ongoing campaign to save, protect and restore Penllergare Valley Woods.
The successful regeneration of Penllergare so far has depended on a thorough understanding of the significance of:
- its landscape and ecology – how they evolved and were manipulated
- the people who lived, worked and played there, and
- their records, memories and associations with the place.
This understanding involved ongoing archival study, field work and evaluation of:
- private and published records
- a unique collection of contemporary photography
- oral recollections and consultations, and
- archaeological, structural and ecological surveys.
Most of the Trust’s previous research and surveys are deposited for free public reference at the West Glamorgan Archive Service in the Civic Centre, Swansea. For further information telephone 01792 636589, or email [email protected]
We also hope to make all of our research digitally accessible in the weeks and months to come. In the meantime, you’ll find some documents available on our Strategies, Plans and Policies page.
In the mid 2000s, an interactive map was created to provide a selection of historic and modern imagery as well as descriptions of significant features in the Penllergare landscape. This map will need improving and updating digitally in the future – especially given the major changes and developments in the last few years but it’s definitely worth a look. It certainly shows how far we’ve come in our campaign since the days of dumped burnt out cars. Enjoy your trip down memory lane!