John Nicholson Book Project
In 1993 local historian John A. Nicholson published his first book in what became a tetralogy on local history of Pembrey and Burry Port.
The first in the series was called 'Burry Port and Pembrey: Aspects of their History' and touched on many aspects of the areas. A second followed in 1994, - 'A Historical Miscellany'. Book three followed in 1996 titled ‘Further Historical Glimpses'. Having so much information, John then brought out ‘Some Historicl Events and Recollections’.
They were published by Llanelli Borough Council and on reorganisation in 1996 by its successor Carmarthenshire County Council. They have been in great demand over the years and no longer available. The thirst for local history has flourished over the years and in 2015, the Pembrey Mountain Trust applied to the county council for consent to reproduce the volumes.
Permission was granted, however it was the trust’s desire to include John’s family in the project and would only take the project forward with their blessing.
In February 2016, following a meeting with John’s Daughter, and after her speaking with her family, it was agreed that we proceed.
It is our intention to reproduce the books, retaining John’s original text in a format that would be accessible for today’s audience.