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Sunday, September 1.

Not long to wait now!

The clock is ticking on the launch dates of our 2013 pictorial nostalgia books. Swansea Our City is set to be as popular as all the previous books in the series by David Roberts. Once again it is packed from cover-to-cover with a selection of unique images. It is definitely a book not to be missed.

Fans of this ever popular series are welcome to attend the launch event at Swansea Museum, (RISW), Victoria Road, Swansea at 2.15pm on Saturday, September 14.

Come along and be one of the first to own a book that is sure to be a hit.

Meanwhile, fans of our Neath & Port Talbot series will also not have long to wait for their 2013 offering entitled Neath & Port Talbot Moments.

Watch out for launch details here.

To order either of these books in advance, or for retail orders, phone 01639 643961 now.


Monday, March 24.

It’s just the ticket!

We’re almost ready to put our new book about South Wales Transport to bed now. Like the printers, there are a host of people eagerly waiting to get their hands on Return Ticket – The story of South Wales Transport! There’s no secret as to why this is the case. It seems word has got out about its lavish collection of many previously unpublished images. They not only reflect the changing times of a much loved bus company, but also those that have taken place in and around the city of Swansea which was the company’s main territory.

Alongside the historical timeline of the company there are countless personal memories, anecdotes and tales from passengers, staff and managers. The photographs too, drawn from far and wide -- many previously unpublished -- contribute hugely to the fascinating tale. Many of these images contain nostalgic scenes of Swansea past, which are sure to bring memories flooding back for many.

The book is being launched at the prestigious Wales on Wheels event at Swansea Waterfront Museum on Saturday, May 17th. There’s already enormous interest in Return Ticket with advance orders being received from across the UK and even Australia.

Return Ticket – the Story of South Wales Transport can be ordered now on our books page. Be one of the first to get your hands on a copy. Better still why not come along to the launch.


Monday April 15


Fantastic news about the launch of our latest book Return Ticket – The story of South Wales Transport is that popular Welsh broadcasting personality and bus enthusiast Roy Noble has agreed to do the honours. Roy will be joining us at the event which is being held at the Waterfront Museum, Swansea at 2pm on Saturday, May 17. He will be joined by Welsh business and transport guru Garel Rhys and the book’s author Jonathan Isaacs.

Wednesday September 24

Delighted to receive our first delivery of the newly printed 2014 Swansea book, Rolling back the Swansea years. It’s the 17th  title in as many consecutive years – not a bad achievement. This year’s book has a fresh new format which we hope everyone will be as pleased with as we are.


Sunday July 13

A slightly overcast day saw Bryngold Books setting up their pitch at Pembrey Country Park for Pontarddulais Car Club’s annual show. The event had been pushed out of its regular spot in Llanelli by the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales, which reduced visitor numbers according to the show’s regular stall holders.


Saturday July 5

Another sunny day and another successful event. This time the Aberavon Beach Festival. The beach front was thronged with people all day and it was a delight to meet some of our favourite customers.


Saturday June 15

Bryngold Books was proud to sponsor the annual Under Milk Wood classic and historic vehicle run from Bracelet Bay, Mumbles, to Laugharne. The event was part of a magnificent celebration of transport organised by Ashley Lovering. It was followed the next day by the 21st Swansea Festival of Transport. Our stand at the event was a magnet for friends old and new.


Saturday May 17

Those who were there at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea certainly won’t forget the day we launched our latest book, Return Ticket – The story of South Wales Transport. The event was part of the second annual highly successful Wales on Wheels transport spectacular. Ironically it was transport or at least the city traffic that nearly scuppered the whole proceedings. Once again Swansea was log-jammed and many people including our star guest Roy Noble spent hours overheating in traffic jams across and around the city. Despite all this, most people including Roy along with Welsh business and transport guru Garel Rhys, along with the book’s author Jonathan Isaacs made it in time. The event was packed out and accompanied by a film show of some of the pictures that didn’t make the final harvest for the book. Sales were brisk after the event and the book can still be bought at the museum.