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Caption for Swansea, Walter Road 1893: After morning service many church and chapel-goers would stroll along this tree-lined avenue. The Memorial Baptist Chapel is on the left; it is now completely rebuilt, very modern and very spire-less. In the distance we can see the spire of the Congregational Church. Notice the horse- drawn trap and the pedestrians in the road—the modern visitor would risk life and limb to do the same.

Memories of Swansea

Dear Frith Collection, My grandfather, Llew E. Morgan, was a renowned photographer in Wales, (see FULL CIRCLE at www.morganhopkin.co.uk) I am convinced that he took this photograph as my grandmother and mother are walking towards the camera on the right. As usual, my mother, then aged (...Read full memory)

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.

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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