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Photo of Swansea, St Mary's Church c.1965

Swansea, St Mary's Church c.1965

Neg. S240229

Memories of Swansea

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Swansea by Jacqui Summers

Swansea Deaf And Dumb School

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Swansea by Niall O'brien

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Swansea by Wendy Price

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Swansea by Kathleen Gibson

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About this photo

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.