Lost Swansea

August 15, 2019|
Lost Swansea by David Gwynn
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Swansea’s massive expansion during the Industrial Revolution and its aftermath can still be seen today. The world’s leading copper-smelting area, its docks were conveniently situated for the South Wales coalfields and copper mines in Cornwall, and the whole lower Swansea Valley was criss-crossed by railway lines. Thousands were drawn to live and work in the city, but the heavy industries declined in the 20th century. Swansea was devastated by aerial bombardment in World War II, and much of the city center, docks, and old industrial Swansea has been rebuilt in subsequent decades, with the regeneration continuing today. Lost Swansea presents a portrait of a city and a way of life that has radically changed or disappeared today, showing not just the industries, buildings, people, and street scenes that have gone, but also many popular places of entertainment and much more. This fascinating photographic history of lost Swansea will appeal to all those who live in the city or know it well, as well as those who remember it from previous decades.
David Gwynn is a well known and prolific writer. He has written a wide variety of local books on Wales.
Title:Lost Swansea
Product dimensions:96 pages, 9.25 X 6.5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:96 pages, 9.25 X 6.5 X 1 in
Published:August 15, 2019
Publisher:Amberley Publishing
ISBN - 13:9781445693583

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