(Noted historian Sally Roberts Jones chronicles the histor...)
Noted historian Sally Roberts Jones chronicles the history of Port Talbot from the first prehistoric traces of settlements to the end of the 20th century. This exhaustively researched volume is accompanied with many illustrations and photographs of the town as it has changed over the years.
She studied history at University College Bangor, then qualified as a librarian before moving to South Wales in 1967.
She founded the Alun Books imprint and is on the editorial board of the poetry journal Roundyhouse. She has also written and lectured on the cultural and industrial history of Wales and contributed to the Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales, the Dictionary of Welsh Biography and the New Dictionary of National Biography. Two particular interests are the development of the Arthurian legend and research into the field of Welsh Writing in English, though she has also written about Essex, where she grew up.
A founding member of the English Language Section of Year Academi Gymreig, she was its Secretary / Treasurer from 1968 to 1975 and its Chair from 1993 to 1997.
Married Alwyn Bowen, June 2, 1969, (deceased 1993). Children: Huw, Gareth, Owain.