The River Tawe Ferryboat

The River Tawe Ferryboat

Ferryboats have crossed the River Tawe linking Swansea West with Swansea East for centuries. During the 19th and 20th centuries, the need to cross the river increased with the development of the copper and zinc industries. Toll bridges were built over the River Tawe...
Lower Swansea Valley Project

Lower Swansea Valley Project

The Lower Swansea Valley Project was created to regenerate the toxic and polluted land along the River Tawe. By the 1980s, grasses and plants were introduced to the area, changing the landscape into the green valley of today. Crëwyd Prosiect Cwm Tawe Isaf i...
Mumbles Railway the Pier

Mumbles Railway the Pier

Mumbles Pier was built and opened to the public in 1898. It was the terminus for the Mumbles Railway and the terminal for P & A Campbell Co Ltd white funnel ferryboats.  Adeiladwyd ac agorwyd Pier y Mwmbwls i’r cyhoedd ym 1898. Dyma oedd terfynfa Rheilffordd...
Swansea Jack

Swansea Jack

Born in 1930, Jack was a black retriever who saved the lives of 27 people around Swansea docks and the River Tawe. He became the most decorated peacetime dog in Britain. Jack died of poisoning in 1937. An epitaph was erected opposite St Helen’s Ground on Swansea...
Mumbles Railway Slip Bridge

Mumbles Railway Slip Bridge

The Swansea and Mumbles Railway was the venue for the world’s first passenger horsecar railway service.  Rheilffordd Abertawe a’r Mwmbwls oedd lleoliad y gwasanaeth rheilffordd cerbydau teithwyr wedi eu tynnu gan geffylau cyntaf yn y byd. Swansea Mumbles...
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