Swansea, St Mary's Church c.1965

Swansea, St Mary's Church c.1965

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Memories of Swansea

Townhill Swansea

I was born at Ceri Road, Townhill. My mother was called Beatrice Gray, her maiden name was Cridland. When I was three I caught polio, just a year later my mother died. I spent a long ...Read full memory

A memory of Swansea by Kathleen Gibson

One Of My Trips From London To The Mumbles To Auntie Connie's House

This looks exactly like the picture I took to prove to Mom I had been on my way to Auntie Connies' house.  I took the train from ...Read full memory

Trick And Price Families 51 Westbury Street.

Most of my relatives in Swansea got married in St Mary's. I have traced my Trick ancestors to Hartland in Devon. My great uncle Thomas Gilbert R Trick was ...Read full memory

A memory of Swansea by Wendy Price

Fisrt Day At Work

I remember walking through the old Castle Gardens on my first ever day at work at the old GPO office, 13-14 Wind Street in October 1976 - it was very pretty, unlike the concrete version that exists today.

A memory of Swansea

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The St Mary's we see here was only a few years old, and is possibly the sixth church on the site. The 1898 version was completely destroyed in a wartime air raid, along with much of the town centre. This was in 1941 when most of Swansea – the 'ugly lovely' town of Dylan Thomas, was damaged beyond repair, including its historic 'Old Town'. The new building was re-opened by the Queen Mother on 28 May 1959.

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