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.

The archives of the Lower Swansea Valley Project are jointly held by West Glamorgan Archive Service (City and County of Swansea) and the Richard Burton Archives (Swansea University).

LSVP collection at West Glamorgan Archive Service
Catalogue reference
: D/D LSV (online catalogue)
: 1918-1998
: 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)
: 1936-1967
: 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.

Further reading

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:

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: