Swansea, St Mary's Church c.1965

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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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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 time in the isolation hospital, Hill House Hospital. I know there were other children in the same road who also caught the polo virus. I ...Read full memory

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Swansea Vale Smelter Workd

Does anyone have photos of Swansea Vale Works? I have tried to find photos but cannot locate any. My grandfather lived in Heol Las area but unsure if in any of the houses shown. Name: Reginald Davies Worked in Swansea Vale Cynder Plant for many years. Any photos would be appreciated. Thanks, Wendy

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My Great Grandfather's Shop Is On The Left Of The Photo

My great grandfather's shop is one or other or both buildings immediately on the left of the photo. It was a general grocers and tea merchants.

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Treboeth

Does anyone remember Bryn Row in Treboeth, Swansea? I was born there just after the Second World War. My parents were Tom and Lily Evans, my brother Len was 12 when I was born. We moved to Penlan in about 1948. I have a vague memory that the cottages were halfway up the hill from Brynhyfryd Square. I have been trying to find a photo but no luck so far.

A memory of Swansea by Jill Harries

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