13th/14th June 2012: Open days at Gorseinon Library and Gorseinon Centre

We were very lucky to have two venues offered for our open day in Gorseinon, so we went twice! We met some very keen Swans’ fans, with some rare and interesting stories. There was Chris, who was mascot at a Swans’ game for his 18th birthday treat; Shirley, who grew up in the Sandfields and brought in her childhood Swans’ diary/scrapbook; Mair, who’s late husband Dutchman Nico Schroder played one match in goal for Swansea in his bid for a professional career in the Football League; amongst others.

We scanned, we recorded, we talked and had to bring lots of stuff back to base to complete our capture of some top-quality material. Thank you Gorseinon! And thanks to staff at the Library and Centre.

Page from Shirley James' teenage Swans scrapbook. The cut-out player was made into a badge.

Page from Shirley James’ teenage Swans scrapbook. The cut-out player was made into a badge.

Chris Chapman as mascot!

Chris Chapman as mascot!

Newspaper extract about Nico Shroder's big game

Newspaper extract about Nico Shroder’s big game

Gwyn Matthews - Face in the Crowd in Swans' programme

Gwyn Matthews – Face in the Crowd in Swans’ programme

Len Comley receives the Combination Cup (won by the reserves). Brought in by his son Jeffery

Len Comley receives the Combination Cup (won by the reserves). Brought in by his son Jeffery

Programme from 1993 match with Spurs, brought in by Alun Griffiths

Programme from 1993 match with Spurs, brought in by Alun Griffiths

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