Archives and More Information
There is a wealth of information in the LSVP archives for historians, geographers, archaeologists and others interested in post-industrial regeneration and the example of the Lower Swansea Valley.
LSVP collection at West Glamorgan Archive Service
Catalogue reference: D/D LSV (online catalogue)
Range: Minutes of committees and sub-committees; records relating to social, environmental and geological studies; records of the planting schemes; records of the day-to-day running of the project (1975-1980); records of the Prince of Wales Committee; publications produced by the project; press cuttings.
LSVP collection at the Richard Burton Archives
Catalogue reference: LAC/69 (search online catalogues)
Range: Minutes of project committees, working groups, meetings with individuals and societies connected with the project; reports and papers (1958-1966); financial records; personnel records; correspondence; press and public relations.
Kenneth Hilton, The Lower Swansea Valley Project (London: Longman, 1967).
John Barr, Derelict Britain (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1969. Revised, 1970).
Rosemary Bromley and Graham Humphrys (eds.), Dealing with Dereliction: The Redevelopment of the Lower Swansea Valley (Swansea: University College Swansea, 1979).
Stephen Lavender, New Land for Old: The Environmental Renaissance of the Lower Swansea Valley (Bristol: Hilger, 1981).
Tehmina Goskar, 'Making our past work for the present', Click on Wales, 6 Nov 2010. A review of History, Heritage and Urban Regeneration Symposium, 14 October 2010. Access article now: http://www.clickonwales.org/2010/11/making-our-past-work-for-the-present/
Huw Bowen, 'So, how green is our valley now?' Western Mail Magazine, 15 Jan 2011. Download article now: Bowen, How Green is Our Valley, 2011 (PDF, 5.8MB). Made available by kind permission of Media Wales Ltd.
Tehmina Goskar, 'Copper Day demonstrates appetite for heritage-led change' Click on Wales, 19 Feb 2011. Access article now: http://www.clickonwales.org/2010/11/making-our-past-work-for-the-present/