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Caption for Swansea, Wind Street 1902: Circuses, including Barnum and Bailey's, once passed down this street on their way to the Vetch field. The arrival of the overhead tram wires at the turn of the century put paid to this practice, for they were too low for the circus wagons to pass underneath. Note the Metropole Hotel entrance on the right.

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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