Heritage Scene at Cimla WI
Jason Reynolds of Hertiage Scene - Neath, gave a delightful and highly successful talk at the Cimla WI last week. Using a projector, Jason showed the enthusiastic audience pictures of Neath that have never been seen before.
Jason explained that Neath Port Talbot council had art treasure stored away because, unlike Swansea and Cardiff, there is currently no-where in Neath to display them.
The audience were told about the stained glassed windows (one shown on the right) that he saved from the Empire Neath, just before its demolition in 2012, and that they are now at the art department at Swansea University pending a art centre in Neath.
Jason explained that the windows were donated to the people of Neath by the Coastal Housing Group who had a grant (from an unknown source) to demolish the Empire to build 12 houses as part of a social housing development plan.
Jason's talk was so successful that he has been asked back again to reveal the secrets he has discovered in Neath from the Victorian era.
It is understood the Rotary Club have also booked Jason for one of his talks.