The Swansea Way

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  1. glamexile

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    The Slip Bridge and Steps, the Police Box, the Bay View and the Mumbles Train
     
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    It's such a pity that the train and the bridge are now only available for us to enjoy, via such photographs.

    Council Planning Office vandalism.
     
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  7. Matthew Bound Still Lurks

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    Regarding the Mumbles train it was more of a case that SWT felt it was more cost effective to use double deckers than to continue running what had become an antiquated system and claimed it would cost £300,000 to replace the worn out track and provide new double deck rail cars,the passing of the South Wales Transport Act on 9th July 1959 allowed the railway to close , much to the angst of many even to this day .
    "A petition presented by a noble Lord contains the signatures of about 14,000 objectors to the Bill. I am quite satisfied that objections to the Bill would have been more formidable, even more vociferous, had the Bill been more appropriately named. It has been brought forward as a sort of wolf in sheep’s clothing. The title, “The South Wales Transport Bill,” arouses no emotion, and, indeed, seems designed to lull suspicion. A Bill entitled “The Mumbles Railway Closure Bill” would have aroused instantaneous interest and concern and I believe fervent opposition."
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    High Street in 1935
     
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    Castle Gardens late 1960s
     
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  14. Matthew Bound Still Lurks

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    It was a wanton criminal act when they installed that concrete monstrosity and now we may see it reverted back to its previous glory and yes we the rate payers will cover the cost.The never ending circle of our city planners
     
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    Only Swansea Council/Planning Dept., could have removed this beautiful oasis in the middle of the City, replacing it with a vile concrete expanse of no use to anyone.

    If they ever come to their senses and provide something worthwhile, perhaps they could include a bandstand where local musicians could just turn up and do their thing. Wouldn't that be a nicer alternative than what we now have to endure.
     
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    Mumbles Train,Castle Gardens,Kingsway,Slip Bridge.......backhanders.
     
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    Swansea Town - mid 1960s

    Trevor Morris is Manager.

    The players include Mike Johnson, Herbie Williams, Brian Evans, Brian Hughes, Noel Dwyer and 2 players who were tragically killed in a car crash, Roy Evans and Brian Purcell.

    I think I also recognise Barrie Jones and Keith Todd.

    Anyone spot / know / recognise anyone else?
     
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    1920s
     
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    There's something so evocative about looking at people in old black and white photos. It really makes you wonder about their lives.
     
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