Swansea Copper Stories

Oral History Project

The Swansea Copper Stories project is part of an exciting initiative to collect and showcase oral testimonies of peoples’ experiences surrounding the Hafod-Morfa site. Through community engagement it became apparent that a huge trove of historical information exists that has yet to be recorded. Over the next few years, Swansea University is seeking to develop a digital platform for collecting and cataloguing a range of stories and oral histories, enabling the public to access these at the site and upload their own responses to it.

The interviews give an interesting view into the lives of the people who engaged with the site. They are spoken by those who experienced the events first hand and come with an emotive and authentic record of their own experiences. The recollections are based upon the situation of the interview itself, but the interviewees were mostly free to talk on what they thought to be most pertinent. These interviews come from a wide selection of different projects stretching over the last forty years. Most of these have been kindly granted use by the West Glamorgan Archives Service. Included here are also interviews conducted recently by volunteers from the friends of Hafod-Morfa Copperworks.

The stories given are some short selections based around key themes relating to the copperworks and its history.




The Future

Get Involved

You can contact us:

Through our Facebook page, by emailing Stuart Griffin at s.m.griffin@swansea.ac.uk, or telephone at 01792 602617

About the Interviews