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My grandparents lived in a bungalow called Nimoda which is still there; next door my great grandparents lived in a house called Hendirg, also still there. The family name is Davies and in the late 19th century they ran stables, another one of my relatives ran a cockle stall in the market. There are a row of cottages called Davies Row; I would like to find out if it has any relation to my family. Later on the Simcocks moved to the area and took over a further 4 properties. The Simcocks married one of the Davies sisters. They lived across the road in a bungalow called Glasbury. I would be interested if anybody had more info on the area.

West Glamorgan memories

Penlan, Tudno Place, Eppynt Road (1946-1966)

Hi from David Stewart, I have a brother Maurice and a sister Elaine, we lived at No 1 Tudno Place, Penlan, and went to St. Joseph's School. When my sister was born we had to move to a bigger place, and ended up in No 48 Eppynt Road, Penlan, I then went to Penlan Multilateral school for boys. Me and my brother sometimes went to the Vetch field to see the Swans play! He still supports them now as I do, however I now live in Somerset. I have so many fond memories of Swansea, the beach (slip), Mumbles train, Penlan bus station which used to host shows there, but I left in 1966 to join the Army. Before joining, I worked in 'Liptons' ( my first job), also worked in 'Metallic' (Kingsway) and Newey & Eyre (Kingsway). If anyone comes accross this little story with simular info you are welcome to contact me on my e-mail: My mother's name was 'Haidee' and she worked at 'Lewis Lewis' and... Read more

One of my Trips From London to The Mumbles to Auntie Connie's House

The Grand Hotel c1965, Swansea
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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 Doncaster in England to Swansea - one of the train ticketers' kept bothering me, so I snuck past him when he got to Swansea and ran over to the Grand to book a room for the night.  
I made my way to go to Auntiie Connie's in the morning, or so I thought.  I was going to take the bus - everybody I asked knew who my Auntie Connie Thorpe was.  So, they probably knew the young girl she raised, who would be my Mom, Robina.  Anyway, being only 17, I got scared (I can't figure out why??) and went back to Barton on Humber where I was staying.
This trip was a 6 week stay for my Graduation present in 1971 - for graduation from High School in Michigan USA.

Swansea Deaf And Dumb School

Deaf And Dumb School 1896, Swansea
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I was born and bred in the Mount Pleasant area of Swansea, in which the D&D Institute was based.  My schooling was Terrace Road infants & juniors.  Lots of football in the street, Cwmdonkin Park and playing in and around the quarry off the Promenade, that overlooked the Institute.  The quarry was wild, with steep drops and the cause of many mishaps.  A lad of my age was the son of the caretaker at the Institute and a group of us kids frequently used to wander the corridors of the school, which was a dark, auspicious and sprawling affair, very much reminiscent of the Victorian building I subsequently learned it to be.  Dropping out of the back of the Institute's grounds, it was possible to slide down a slope, peppered with trees and foliage, until appearing down the bottom at railings overlooking Heathfield.  I don't know why, but railings in those days always seemed to have convenient gaps - great for escape in games of tag!  More often or not... Read more

Choirboy 1936

St Mary's Church c1965, Swansea
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My brother Joe joined St Mary's church choir about 1936. We lived on Pantycelyn Road, Town Hill and every Sunday morning he was forced to drag me, his sister (sixteen months younger), down the hill and across town to the church. He went into the choir loft and I was left to find a seat somewhere. The place looked enormous to me and not many people attended the service. Sometimes I sat in the back row, sometimes in the middle, sometimes in the second row from the front. I wasn't allowed to sit in the front row. On the days communion was held people would line up in the aisle, and I always remember one man kept rubbing the side of his head as he walked along.
All the time I attended the church -  a little girl, sitting all by herself, surrounded by empty seats - not one member of the clergy came near me. I can still remember the Vicar, a little plump with a red face.
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Trick And Price Families 51 Westbury Street.

St Mary's Church c1965, Swansea
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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 ice skating instructor , I have asked my father if he knew of a rink in Swansea and he cannot remember one in his time 1930 onwards. He also doesn't remember his Gran Gwen Trick having a brother.
Does anyone remember a rink or have a link with him ?

My Great Grandfather's Shop is on The Left of The Photo

Craddock Street 1906, Swansea
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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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