Miscellaneous notes on the history of Neath from 1838-1888 including notes on Neath Peace Society and Neath Mechanics' Institute, made c1950.
D T Eaton, Cwmavon, Papers
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Administrative / Biographical History
Personal notes on Neath Peace Society and Neath Mechanics' Institute. Neath Peace Society was founded in the mid 19th century by Joseph Tregellis Price (1784-1855). Neath Mechanics' Institute was founded in 1843 with the aim of improving the education of young working-class men who worked during the day and normally had little access to education. Evening classes were held twice a week by volunteers and a library was established.
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