Rolling back the Swansea years offers a fascinating photographic slice of life in Swansea through many decades. It ensures that while its residents can look ahead in eager anticipation for what the future may hold, they can also reflect on what has gone before. As those who have known and loved the city turn its pages memories of those distant days will come flooding back.
Those who are familiar with the 16 previous books that have appeared in the consecutive years since the first edition of this reflective series will know that each one has brought a fresh crop of interesting and enlightening images. Rolling back the Swansea years maintains what has now become a tradition.
Just like the proud city it mirrors however, the book has gradually been evolving and its current appearance this year may be seen as a departure from previous years. Gone are the regimented chapters and date order, instead the current harvest of pictures is presented in a more relaxed fashion offering the prospect of a fresh adventure back in time on every page.
Despite this departure, the amazing pictorial moments in time shared within the cover of
Rolling back the Swansea years are as diverse as ever. Once again there will be few who cannot claim their own
personal link with at least a handful of this magnificent crop of photographs. They feature people, places, events and much more. They create an inimitable feel for the way we once were.
This is a book which will take everyone on an unbeatable excursion through the past decade and into the past century. It is a trip that is sure to be enjoyed. Sit back . . . and enjoy!