Special feature from the St Helen’s Archives

The archives at St Helen’s hold a unique collection of memorabilia, records, documents and stories, quite possibly unrivalled anywhere in the rugby world. The Community Interest Company formed to protect and promote this amazing resource, is constantly at work preserving, recording and publicising the collection within the community.

The lack of sports at this time makes these activities even more important, while we prepare for a time when the famous old pitch sees the All White jersey in action again.

In the meantime we present you with the latest Special Feature to come to fruition. “Flying Dai” is the tale of a Swansea half-back who played during the 1890s. His family’s search for his story ranged from St Helen’s, Swansea all the way to West Virginia, USA. We hope you enjoy the journey as both we and the Harris family have.

 The archives here in conjunction with the Harris family’s own investigations have allowed us the freedom to gaze into a long past era, a privilege enabled by the ever expanding resource at St Helen’s – bringing the collection closer to the community, both near and far. Look out for other stories in the pipeline.

Go to  SPECIAL FEATURE  on this website.