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Caption for Swansea, South Dock 1906: The South Dock was opened in 1859 when copper-smelting and tinplate manufacture were major industries in Swansea. At this time, about 35 Swansea vessels were engaged in the copper-ore trade, sailing regularly to South America. Ship building and repairing gave work to many, and Swansea came sixth in the list of British ship-owning ports. John Vivian opened the first of his copper smelting furnaces at Hafod, Swansea in 1810.

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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.

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

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 (...Read full memory)

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.

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