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Thursday October 16, 2017

Bryngold Books supporting Swansea Bus Museum and Santa!

Never mind Jingle Bells, Rudolph's resting for his upcoming global gallop so Swansea Bus museum is stepping in to ferry children, mums, dads, nannas and bampas to to Santa's special South Wales grotto. Join in this really special, magical experience aboard a heritage bus. Come aboard for carols, candies,happy headgear and lots of fun and a meeting with Santa. All it takes is a glance at this poster and a phone call. But hurry places are going fast. Please share far and wide.

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 It seems word has got out about its lavish collection of many previously unpublished images.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 The photographs too, drawn from far and wide -- many previously unpublished -- contribute hugely to the fascinating tale.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.

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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.


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Thursday October 13, 2016























Definitely no time for finishing crosswords for our chief David Roberts these days. When he's not out on a delivery run we've got him doing the grand media tour and here he is at Swansea Sound with the doyen of the station's presenters Leighton Jones promoting our latest book Swansea Revisited. As usual it's packed with magnificent memory jerkers and these two simply couldn't stop talking about the way the city once was. Thanks to news caster Claire Pearson for snapping the moment. Who knows the picture might end up in a book of its own one day.


Tuesday October 11, 2016























It’s in the bag! . . . or should we say in the box? This is the very first Neath and Port Talbot Memories are made of this book to appear before our eyes thanks to the valiant efforts of our friendly van driver Malcolm this sunny afternoon. The new book will be in as many shops as we can reach tomorrow. Don’t forget you can order direct from this website with no postage to pay for.


Tuesday October 11, 2016



















Down the bay today! Joined the guys on Bay TV Swansea’s popular lunchtime programme to spread the word about Swansea Revisited, our latest pictorial nostalgia book on the city. Shared the spot with Llanelli entrepreneur Kevin Green and two members of Swansea Ramblers. If you've seen this fascinating new book and liked it please help us to spread the word.



Thursday, October 6, 2016.















Delighted to see some excellent coverage in the South Wales Evening Post for our latest nostalgia publication Swansea Revisited. The two page spread contained a selection of fantastic photos from this, the 19th book in the series, in consecutive year’s. The response so far has been excellent with a greater than usual number of orders from exiles far and wide. For more details on the book check out our books page. Don’t forget postage and packing is now free!


Thursday September 29, 2016

Great news today Neath and Port Talbot Memories are made of this has rolled off the press. Some last minute checks before it gets the green light to be bound, boxed and delivered ready for sale. Here is a sneak look at the cover.


 





Monday September 26, 2016

We’re all delighted by the initial response to recently released Swansea Revisited. Word is spreading about some of the eye popping photos from the past that the book has unearthed long may this initial enthusiasm continue.


Tuesday September 6, 2016

Our main man David Roberts makes some final checks as his latest Swansea pictorial nostalgia book Swansea Revisited begins to roll off the press at Gwasg Gomer / Gomer Press, Llandysul. On sale at the end of the month, details on our website.















Tuesday January 26, 2016

This year sees a very special event in the history of Swansea. For it marks the 75th anniversary of the city’s greatest battle for survival. Its people experienced their darkest days during the Three Nights’ Blitz of February 1941. Bryngold Books is delighted to announce a further 75th anniversary salute to these brave people in the form of a reprint of our successful sell out book Swansea’s Burning. Watch out for details.


Sunday May 31, 2015

Bryngold Books is delighted to have it’s usual stand at Swansea Bus Museum for it’s annual Family Fun Day.

There will be offers on many books and lots to do throughout the day for visitors to the Bryngold

Books sponsored event.


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.