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  History of Swansea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Swansea was already a very significant port, and although it was small (perhaps 1000 people in 1560), it had one of the earliest town charters granted in Wales and a constant influx of migrants from the Welsh countryside: this influx occasioned a protest from the borough of Swansea in 1603 (Davies, p267).
The population of the town of Swansea increased from 6000 in 1801 to 17,000 in 1851 (Campbell).
Swansea saw yet another outbreak of cholera in 1866 and the local authorities were eventually forced by legislation to act.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Swansea   (2564 words)

 Encyclopedia: Swansea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Swansea (Welsh: Abertawe, "mouth of the Tawe") is a city and county in South Wales, situated on the coast immediately to the east of the Gower Peninsula.
Swansea is Wales' second city, and it grew to its present importance during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, becoming a centre of heavy industry.
Swansea (Welsh: Abertawe) is a city and administrative county in south Wales, situated on the coast, immediately to the east of the Gower peninsula in the former county of Glamorgan.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Swansea   (989 words)

 SWANSEA - LoveToKnow Article on SWANSEA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Meanwhile in 1798 the whole coalfield of the Swansea Valley was connected with the port by a canal 161/2 m.
The trustees are conservators of the river Taw and parts of Swansea Bay, and the pilotage and lighthouse authority of the district.
In i888 Swansea was made a county borough and in 1900 the various parishes constituting it were consolidated into the civil parish of Swansea.
15.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SW/SWANSEA.htm   (4194 words)

 Swansea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Swansea was granted city status in 1969, to mark Prince Charles's investiture as the Prince of Wales.
Swansea is one of the few regions in Wales with reasonable digital radio coverage: this was improved in January 2005 with the launch of the Swansea DAB multiplex which is located on the top of Kilvey Hill.
Swansea is also on the Traws-Cambria route which connects the north and south of the country together via Aberystwyth, a bus so well-known in Wales that songs have been written about it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Swansea   (3045 words)

 Facts about topic: (Swansea)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Swansea was designated its chief town, and subsequently received one of the earlier borough charters in Wales.
Swansea was granted city status (additional info and facts about city status) in 1969, to mark Prince Charles (The eldest son of Elizabeth II and heir to the English throne (born in 1948)) 's investiture as the Prince of Wales (The male heir apparent of the British sovereign).
Swansea is one of the few regions in Wales with reasonable digital radio (additional info and facts about digital radio) coverage: this was improved in January 2005 with the launch of the Swansea DAB (A small quantity of something moist or soft) multiplex.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sw/swansea.htm   (2126 words)

 A History of Swansea, Wales
The town of Swansea was founded in the early 12th century when the Normans conquered the area.
By the 13th century Swansea was a flourishing town although it would seem tiny to us with a population of about 1,000.
Swansea was probably fortified with a ditch and an earth rampart with a wooden stockade.
www.localhistories.org /swansea.html   (1072 words)

 Untitled Document
Swansea is that green hilly area of Toronto bounded on the west by the Humber River, on the north by Bloor Street, on the east by High Park and on the south by Lake Ontario.
Though rich in a Native history that is greatly lost in the mists of time, Swansea traces its modern history from the arrival of Etienne Brule, a contemporary of Samuel De Champlain, in 1615.
In 1926, Swansea had grown to such a size that it was able to successfully petition to become independent from the Township of York and was incorporated as a village with a population of 3255 persons and a superstructure of 908 buildings.
www.web.net /%7Eswansea/History/History.htm   (692 words)

 History of Swansea
In the 18th century the huge reserves of coal in the Swansea area, much of it in shallow seams, began to be exploited.
By the 19th century Swansea was Britain's prime centre for copper and tinplate.
Swansea suffered forty-four attacks between 1940 and 1943, the most notorious being the "three night's blitz" from 19th to 21st February 1941.
www.motherearthtravel.com /united_kingdom/swansea/history.htm   (837 words)

 The Swansea and Mumbles Railway - the world's first railway service
On 25 March 1807, a railroad carriage converted to carry people was conveyed by horse along the perimeter of Swansea Bay, travelling between "the dunes" at Swansea, and destined for Mumbles, an oyster harvesting and fishing village on the west of the bay.
The initial suggestion had been to construct a canal along the foreshore of Swansea Bay, but this was met with vociferous opposition from parties such as Swansea docks which feared the establishment of a rival dock at Mumbles.
Swansea Council, who had not opposed the dismantling of the railway, gained the Swansea foreshore land which the tram negotiated; this was landscaped and converted to a splendid bayside promenade and cycleway linking Swansea Maritime Quarter with Mumbles.
www.welshwales.co.uk /mumbles_railway_swansea.htm   (2912 words)

 SWANSEA - Online Information article about SWANSEA
Meanwhile in 1798 the whole coalfield of the Swansea Valley was connected with the port by a canal 162 m.
The trusteesare conservators of the river Tawe and parts of Swansea Bay, and the pilotage and lighthouse authority of the district.
The assizes and quarter sessions for Glamorgan are held at Swansea alternately with Cardiff.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /SUS_TAV/SWANSEA.html   (4611 words)

 Welcome to the University of Wales Swansea Website
As Wales' second city, Swansea enjoys a full range of social, cultural and sporting amenities and excellent transport links: London is 192 miles away, under three hours by train, and Cardiff, the capital of Wales, is less than an hour away.
Swansea itself hosts the acclaimed Marina and rejuvenated Wind Street which have given the city a new cultural air, to be enjoyed by visitors both old and new.
From the beginning Swansea was both a scientific and technical institution, linked to the great industries of South Wales, and also a centre of excellence in the arts serving the region’s community.
www2.swan.ac.uk /info_about/the_university/index.htm   (741 words)

 Swansea History Web: Complete Sitemap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The history and growth of the port with examples of important documents relating to the growth of the port.
When Swansea's Guildhall was built in the 1930s, considerable effort was made to reflect the phenomenal history of the ancient borough in the art and structure of the building.
Swansea's identity as a uniquely special place on a European stage is becoming subsumed into a 'second city in Wales' label which is a crying shame, for Swenes's was one of the trading capitals of the west coast of Britain some time before most people had even heard of a place called Wales.
www.swanseahistoryweb.org.uk /subheads/guide.htm   (3320 words)

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Swansea, originally called Sowams by the Wampanoags, was the main capital of the Wampanoag tribe.
He is important to Swansea's history because he and John Myles petitioned Plymouth to form the town of Swansea.
Raids on Swansea and nearby towns continued throughout the remainder of 1675 and the first half of 1676 until King Philip was killed.
www.gargaro.com /thurber/swansea.html   (2124 words)

 BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Swansea City | Vetch gets a fitting farewell
Ninety-two years after Swansea celebrated their first season at the Vetch Field by winning the Welsh Cup for the first time, another first cup triumph marked the final season at the old ground.
Swansea's equaliser came courtesy of a wicked deflection from Shaun Pejic's head - an own-goal that typified the differing fortunes of both clubs this season.
Wrexham are facing eviction from their own ground; but with a fabulous new 20,000-seater stadium waiting in the wings, the sky seems to be the limit for the self-assured Swans.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/newsFeedXML/moreover/-/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/swansea_city/4541159.stm   (653 words)

 Swansea, MA Town History
Swansea is a suburban/rural community founded on the premise of religious tolerance for all.
It is located in southeastern Massachusetts, bordered by Barrington and Warren, Rhode Island, on the west and southwest; the mouth of the Taunton River on the south; Somerset on the east; and Dighton, Rehoboth, and Seekonk on the north.
Swansea is about 4 miles west of Fall River; 47 miles south of Boston; 12 miles southeast of Providence, Rhode Island; and about 190 miles from New York City.
www.swanseamass.org /history.html   (623 words)

Through a selection of images and textual information various aspects of the museum collections will be made widely available on the Internet and on interactive terminals in the museum venues.
The project will use a series of themes to explore and promote enjoyment and understanding of the cultural heritage of Swansea and Gower in the local and national context.
Swansea Heritage Net will allow access to areas of the collection which are not on display.
www.swanseaheritage.net   (160 words)

 History of SCVS - Swansea Council for Voluntary Service
The original Swansea Council for Voluntary Service was set up in 1969 to develop voluntary initiatives within the City of Swansea.
In 1988, Swansea City County, concerned at the duplication of work in the Swansea area commissioned a report by Coopers and Lybrand to look into the whole issue of the voluntary sector activity and grant giving in Swansea.
A year later the next-door building, number 8, was also acquired and work began to merge the two buildings as it is today.
www.scvs.org.uk /about/history.html   (245 words)

 Swansea Castle
What is visible now is only a small part of the latest castle on the site, which in its heyday in the late 13th century stretched from Welcome Lane in the north to Caer Street in the south, and from the clifftop in the east, almost to Princess Way in the West.
It was a Norman castle first mentioned in 1116 as being attacked by the Welsh.
Swansea may thus have served as an episcopal palace for some time.
www.castlewales.com /swansea.html   (776 words)

 The Virtual Museum of Computing
History Computerization Project of the Regional History Center, University of Southern California and the Los Angeles City Historical Society, in cooperation with the Conference of California Historical Societies.
History of computing: the first 130 years from a course on Management and Social Impact of IT by John Ogden, University of Reading, UK.
A History Center is to be established in Silicon Valley, California.
vmoc.museophile.sbu.ac.uk   (2990 words)

The first was established in the 18th Century, within the castle grounds, and was succeeded by the building originally known as the Bathing House on Swansea Burrows.
By the mid 19th Century, Swansea was a boom town.
Fortunately, the concept of public health was growing and as Swansea Infirmary and Workhouse had "no fever ward, no pauper lunatic ward, no schoolroom, no chapel, no lying-in ward, no proper dormitories," a board of guardians authorised the sum of £12,000 for Swansea Union Workhouse.
www.institutions.org.uk /workhouses/wales/GLA/swansea.htm   (749 words)

 World War 1 and 2 - Swansea Sound
Swansea Sound is a radio station based in Swansea, Wales.
It is available on medium wave, at 1170kHz (257m), in the Swansea area, extending "from Tenby to Porthcawl, and beyond" according to one of their straplines, and somewhat further on DAB.
The Programming Director is Steve Barnes, and the station is based on Victoria Road near Gorseinon - along with its sister station, The Wave, which plays more modern music, and occupies the FM channel once held by Swansea Sound before The Wave was split off.
www.worldwardiary.com /history/Swansea_Sound   (155 words)

 Swansea Maritime Museum - Review - Maratime History of Swansea
Swansea has a huge history of being a main copper exporter; it used to ship copper around the world.
Swansea was also one of the first places to have trams and had trams along the mumbles coast and right into the city centre, but all of this has now gone today, but for a glimpse of Swansea’s past visit the Swansea Maritime.
You can also see pictures of Swansea when it was in its copper period, a great place to go if you live in the city.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /sightseeing-national/swansea-maritime-museum/173042   (295 words)

 Swansea History Web Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Swansea's Mount Pleasant workhouse and the Poor Law
Cholera in Swansea and South Wales in the nineteenth century
The Air Attack on Swansea: The Controller’s Statement to the County Borough Council
www.swanseahistoryweb.org.uk   (580 words)

 University of Wales Swansea - History Department
The Swansea history department is one of the older history departments in the United Kingdom, having been established in 1923, three years after the foundation of what is now the University of Wales Swansea.
In its 1996 University Survey The Times rated Swansea History Department among the top seven History Departments in the United Kingdom and in 1999 The Times Higher Education Supplement listed Swansea as one of the top 20 UK institutions in which to study history.
We are located on the first floor of the James Callaghan Building - see the campus map.
www.swan.ac.uk /history/undergraduate/index.html   (155 words)

 GENUKI: Swansea
Swansea Heritage.net - is a digitising project designed to aid access to the material evidence held in trust by Swansea Museum Service for the people of Swansea.
Swansea, On the Burrows, Countess of Huntingdon's - Christenings, 1791-1837
Map of the Contributory Borough of Swansea from the Report of the Boundary Commissioners for England and Wales.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/wal/GLA/Swansea   (3102 words)

 University of Wales Swansea - History Department
Dr Hugh Dunthorne was educated at the University of Edinburgh and the London School of Economics and has been a member of the History Department at Swansea since 1971.
He has held research fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, and the Newberry Library, Chicago, and was Fulbright Exchange Professor at West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 1987-88.
His research interests are in early modern European history, especially relations between Britain and the Low Countries, the Enlightenment, the history of art and of travel.
www.swanseauniversity.org /history/staff/dunthorne/dunthorne.html   (260 words)

 Early Photography in Swansea :: National Library of Wales
They took pleasure in studies of plants and animals that are also biological specimens, and a photograph of a landscape or a rock formation in North Wales or Cornwall can be linked to the intellectual revolution caused by the study of geology and the new theory of evolution.
'Who will accept the work of men's hands,' asked the photographers of Swansea, 'when they can have the work of the sun's rays?' From Morriston to the Mediterranean they looked for the beauty of nature and the wonder of man's constructions, and created photographs that were intended as artistic works to rival those of Michaelangelo.
In these and other pictures we are only now beginning to recognise the achievement of the photographers of Swansea and to acknowledge that their work was quite as perfect and beautiful as they felt it to be.
www.llgc.org.uk /fga/index_s.htm   (469 words)

 Martin House Farm
One of the notable outreach projects at the Martin House Farm is the Living History Program.
Each year all Swansea fifth graders are welcomed in tours of the house conducted by trained Swansea high school students.
The student docents wear accurate period attire and engage the students in discussions and activities relating to daily life during the 18th century.
www.nscda.org /ma/martin_house_farm.htm   (538 words)

 Swansea Local History Guest Book for Visitors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Olive Lloyd from Swansea in 1966, moved down to Gorseinon remarried now a widow, I'm now living in Western Australia and would like to catch up if possible..
Swansea has a special place in my heart and i terribly miss it.
I have quite a collection of material on family history, that illustrates migration patterns to Llansamlet in the nineteenth century.
www.page-net.com /swansea.localhistory/llansamlet/pages/guestbook/guestbook2003.html   (3752 words)

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