Sep 10 2011


Welcome to my website. If you are here to buy books then go to the How to Buy Page in the menu or click here and it will open in a new window.

If you are looking for Keyrings or cards then go to the Christmas Shop in the menu or click here and it will open in a new window

If you have arrived here looking for key rings made from  the 1973 50 pence pieces issued to celebrate the UKs accession to the European Economic Community then look at the menu to the right and select The Christmas Shop or click on this link and the page will open in a new window

I am an author based in Swansea, South Wales UK and here you will find details of my work and links to pages about each of my local history volumes which you will find below. Each link should open in a new page.

My most recent book – A-Z of Swansea – was  published by Amberley Press in July 2016 and you can order a copy here for £10.50 (rrp £14.99) by clicking on this link which takes you to the How to Buy page.

 Also there is a special offer on Stories in Welsh Stone. We have  reduced the price to £9.00 (inc p&p)  Just go to the How To Buy Page.

Stories in Welsh Stone – The secrets beneath 15 Welsh Graves  

Swansea Murders    

Welsh History Strange but True 

Swansea in 100 Dates  

Swansea in the Fifties   

A-Z of Swansea   


Bloody Welsh History – Swansea   Awaiting stock

Swansea Then and Now   Awaiting Stock

You can order a copy of any of these titles directly from me on the How to Buy Page using Paypal. We have a 100% success rate on all deliveries, home and overseas.

A brief moment of relaxation in the packing department

A brief moment of relaxation in the packing department

There is a News section and The Blog  is where I reflect occasionally on my researches into the past and where I include odd or unusual stories.

There is a section called Shorter Tales, where there are complete stories which are generally too short for publication, based usually on interesting gravestones. Here you can find the stories of Hedd Wyn and Robert Everett, which have always proved to be popular pages.

If you want some entertaining information about graves and The Resurrectionists then click here. You will be taken to a page where you can also read a fine short story by the American writer Ambrose Bierce. The page will open in a new window.

There is also a page about my work on Dyspraxia.

You can contact me at any time . I am always pleased to hear from you.

If I have got anything wrong or you have additional information concerning any of the stories I have written about then please get in touch. It is important that we preserve these parts of our past before it is too late.

Click here to find a list of the graves I have written about in Welsh Country Magazine.

If you would like me to make a presentation to your group or society then let me know. Just click here to go to the page called Illustrated Talks.

Ben Evans


  • By Charlotte Roberts, July 29, 2016 @ 4:01 pm

    I have read your page on Dyspraxia and am very interested in learning more and asking you oe or two questions. I would be most obilged if you coukd contact me via my e mail

  • By Jeff Coleman, September 12, 2016 @ 10:34 am

    Geoff, you are due to speak to us at Glamorgan FHS this evening on Swansea in the 1950s but we have been unable to contact you to confirm. Please let us know whether you will be there. Thanks

  • By Spencer Feeney, December 20, 2016 @ 4:21 pm

    Geoff, since I retired as editor of the South Wales Evening Post, I have started a blog – – which features people who have proven there is more to retirement than gardening and golf. Would you be happy to be interviewed about your writing? To get a flavour of the interviews, go to the Retired Lives category on the blog home page. Regards, Spencer Feeney.

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