Memories of Swansea

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 (...Read full memory)

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.

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 Elizabeth Peters. Are you a relative of theirs? I am doing my family tree and have hit a wall with (...Read full memory)

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)

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