The River Tawe Ferryboat

The River Tawe Ferryboat

Ferry boats crossing the River Tawe had been operating for manycenturies connecting Swansea East with Swansea West linking trade,commerce, businesses and families. Before the bridges were built it wasthe only way to cross the river. During the 19th and 20th centuries...
Lower Swansea Valley Project

Lower Swansea Valley Project

The 1960s was a decade of social transformation for Britain. ForSwansea, it signalled another transformation, one that was sorelyneeded. The industrialisation of the Lower Swansea Valley had createdan economic powerhouse, but where the mid-19th century had seenhuge...
Mumbles Railway the Pier

Mumbles Railway the Pier

Swansea Mumbles Railway was the first passenger carrying railway in the world. Act of Parliament 1804 and started to transport passengers on 25th March 1807. The original coach was drawn by a single horse along railway tracks that went from Rutland Street, Swansea...
Swansea Jack

Swansea Jack

Born in 1930 Swansea Jack was a black retriever and is reported to have saved the lives of 27 people around the River Tawe and the docks of Swansea. First owned as a puppy by Taulford Davies, Jack was originally quite a naughty dog renowned for chasing ducks in Park...
Mumbles Railway Slip Bridge

Mumbles Railway Slip Bridge

Swansea Mumbles Railway was the first passenger carrying railway in theworld. Act of Parliament 1804 and started to transport passengers on 25thMarch 1807. The original coach was drawn by a single horse along railwaytracks that went from Rutland Street, Swansea (now...