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Nov 25, 2016

Where evolution pioneer left his mark

Alfred Russel Wallace was a pioneer of the evolution theory now commonly attributed to Charles Darwin, but before becoming a renowned biologist he designed the Mechanics' Institute in Neath. He ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

lived in the town for several years and his first scientific paper described a type of beetle found in the Vale of Neath. The Institute still stands and is a tribute to his skills as an engineer and architect. It now houses the archives of the Neath Antiquarian Society. For more about Wallace and the building, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes which are in one of the front windows. Or click here