There are many references to this area in the 15 million Welsh and English language articles from Welsh newspapers transcribed by the NLW and viewable on Welsh Newspapers Online
Below are English language articles that have been re-transcribed and extracted randomly to illustrate what is available, there are many that are not extracted here that include names of local people
- From the Herald of Wales and Monmouthshire Recorder 4th September 1915
BAGLAN. In connection with the auxiliary hospital at Baglan Hall, the matron wishes to acknowledge the following gifts, kindly sent for the benefit of the wounded soldiers recuperating there; Mrs. Havard, books and magazines; Miss Connor, cigarettes; Mr and Mrs Mrs. Lipscomb, cigarettes and papers; Mr. and Mrs. W. Llewelyn, dressing gown Mr. and Mrs. G. D. LoveLock, bath chair; Miss R. Llewelyn, eggs and cake; Miss Talbot, puzzles; Mrs. Lewis, eggs; Sunday School boy, eggs; Irene and Leonard Nash, eggs, fruit and cigarettes; Hilda Scriven, eggs, fruit and cigarettes; Mrs. Nash, chocolate and fruit; Miss Savours, cakes; Mrs. Taylor, fruit and cigarettes;, Miss Hill, cakes; Mrs. Mills, fruit; Miss Loveluck and Miss Elton, fruit; Mrs. W. L. David, cake: Miss Robert (Port Talbot), fruit and eggs; Mrs. and Miss Roberts (Briton- ferry), fruit and eggs. Weekly gifts have been promised by the following; Miss Talbot, vegetables; Mrs. Howard, eggs; Mrs. W. Llewelyn (Court Colman), vegetables and fruit; Mrs. Hallowes, eggs; Mrs. L. A. Williams, cigarettes and magazines; Mr. E. O'Sullivun, cigarettes and magazines; Mr. Gerald O/Sullivan. cigarettes and magazines; Mr. George O'Sullivan, cigarettes and magazines: Mr. and Mrs. Marchant Jenkins, cigarettes and magazines: Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Loveluck, papers (daily).
- From the Herald of Wales and Monmouthshire Recorder 1st August 1914
BAGLAN. On Saturday the scholars attending the Council Schools, Baglan, were taken for their annual outing. Starting early in the morning, accompanied hy the head- mistress (Mrs. Finch), Miss Jenkins (assistant mistress), and many of their parents, the youngsters were taken by brakes to the Mumbles
- From the South Wales Daily News 21st June 1887
BAGLAN. The aged poor of this village were on Monday presented with a supply of provisions, together with 5s each, subscribed for by gentlemen of the neighbourhood.
- From the Weekly Mail 11th March 1882
ST. CATHERINE'S CHURCH, BAGLAN. CONSECRATION SERVICE. This new church was consecrated on Tuesday by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of the Diocese, assisted by the Ven. the Archdeacon of Llandaff and a large number of the clergy. ...(part extract)....
- From the South Wales Daily News 1st October 1887
STOPPAGE OF BAGLAN COLLIERY. The Park Colliery, Baglan, was stopped on Thursday, and the rails were taken up yesterday. The chief cause of the stoppage is said to be the heaviness of the royalties.