Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Singleton Park

Daffodils around the stone circle in Singleton Park. The old nurse's home and school (Parc Beck) in the distance has been converted into apartments.

Singleton Park
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Monday, March 28, 2005

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Mermaid Hotel

The old Mermaid Hotel, Mumbles, where we did most of our courting in 1969 - 1971. A big thank you to John Ridd, USA, who sent me this shot.

The old Mermaid Hotel, Southend, Mumbles
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Mermaid's Retreat

Mermaid's Retreat apartments on the site of the old Mermaid Hotel

Mermaid's Retreat
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Friday, March 25, 2005

Oystermouth Road

A new housing complex on the site of the old St Helen's baths (swimming pool)

Oystermouth Road
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Ragged School

The old Ragged School, Richards Place, city centre.

Ragged School
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Fabian Way

Fabian Way, the busy main road into Swansea. The Cape Horner pub is on the left with the new SA1 developent on the right

Fabian Way
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Plough Inn

Picture of the Plough Inn, Murton taken 20 years ago by John Ridd, USA

Plough Inn, Murton
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Police station

Sign outside of the old central police station where John's father used to work

Police station
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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Swansea bay

Mumbles head as seen from across Swansea bay. I'll post some photographs from of the city centre and the east side soon. I seem to be concentrating on the West side!

Swansea bay
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WWII gun emlacements

WWII gun emplacements on Mumbles lighthouse island and on the sands at Swansea bay

On Mumbles lighthouse island
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From Mumbles lighthouse island
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Gun emlacement
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Sunday, March 20, 2005

Saturday, March 19, 2005


Old Slip bridge
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Old Slip bridge
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Slip bridge latest

From a Council news bulletin http://www.swansea.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=6426

The Slip Bridge will be relocated to its new home, forming part of the much used cyclepath along Swansea’s seafront. The bridge will also form part of an extended route for the popular landtrain.

“The bridge will remain part of Swansea’s history and future when it is relocated to its new home.
“Work will be completed to give the bridge a new lease of life and remain as a prominent and striking feature of Swansea Bay. It will be preserved as a bridge for walkers, cyclists and the popular landtrain.
The historic bridge was removed following concerns over the condition of the structure. A condition survey by specialist bridge consultants later revealed serious problems.
Given the results of the structural assessment and the public interest in the bridge Swansea Council proceeded with a public consultation before making a decision on the bridge’s future.
“Although the result of the consultation failed to illustrate a favoured option the council have decided that re-installing the bridge in its original position would be too costly.
“It’s important that the council acknowledges the public support for the bridge but that it acts responsible in terms of future costs."
The authority will now proceed with the planning application relating to the bridge's new home.

St Helens

The pathway under the stand at St Helens football ground.

St Helens
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Spring

A lady and her dog enjoying the warm spring sunshine and the coast path Swansea bay.

Spring
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Friday, March 18, 2005

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

The Antelope

This photograph of the Antelope was taken opposite the pub of the same name, Mumbles

The Antelope
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Oystermouth Castle

Some old photographs from John Ridd, USA showing the view from the battlements of Oystermouth castle. Allotments at Oystermouth

Allotments at Oystermouth
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Oystermouth castle
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Oystermouth castle
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Mumble pier

This photograph from John Ridd, USA shows the old fishing platform beneath Mumbles pier that is now no longer open. This shot was taken at a very low tide.

Fishing platform Mumbles Pier
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Monday, March 14, 2005

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Warning

This sign used to be located on the sea front at West cross - I don't think it's there now. I'll check when I walk that way next. The photograph was sent to me by John Ridd from New Milford, Connecticut, USA.

Warning
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Hendrefoilan Woods

The following shots were taken for Jeff and Carol from Canada. Happy memories.

Hendrefoilan House
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New houses backing on to Hendreoilan Road (lane)
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