Swansea, St Mary's Church c.1965

Swansea, St Mary's Church c.1965

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Memories of Swansea

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 down on the Swansea 1911 census as being an ...Read full memory

A memory of Swansea by Wendy Price

Decendants Of The Reeves Or Phillips Family Of Swansea

Does anyone have knowledge of Richard J Reeves born 1877 and sisters Mary Elizabeth born 1878 and Matilda born1880 at Swansea? Their father was Albert George Reeves and their mother was ...Read full memory

A memory of Swansea by Jacqui Summers

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 time in the isolation hospital, Hill ...Read full memory

A memory of Swansea by Kathleen Gibson

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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History

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.