Packed with fascinating images that link three centuries in the life of the city, Swansea Moments is a ticket for a magical journey back in time.
Street scenes, buildings, people, sport, school days and transport all feature alongside pictures of Swansea folk at work, rest and play.
With change happening faster than ever, Swansea Moments is a fabulous reminder of the way the city and its people once were. Swansea is in the global spotlight now, more than ever before. Its successful Premier League football team has seen to that. As the eyes of the world are drawn to Wales’ supreme city by the sea they focus on somewhere that is lively, vibrant and keen to embrace all things modern.
All of this would please those in the distant past whose determination to survive and succeed, led to Swansea’s steady growth from settlement to city. They would surely be delighted to observe the way in which what they created has been steered onwards through time. Snapshots of this journey touching an amazing three centuries are included in this book and provide clues as to how the Swansea we know and love today unfolded. The buildings and streets that were born out of industrial prosperity can be seen in all their glory. Alongside them, enigmatic structures that help create a specific identity.
Though the pace of change has accelerated with the passing of the years, Swansea is somewhere that still retains much character despite the ravages of wartime bombing and the march of the developers. It is an eclectic mix of all things from coast to countryside, from learning to industry, tourism to what many are proud to call home