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Swansea HistorySwansea: History You Can See Tour Swansea. The history of landmarks such as the Lockgate sculpture in Ferrara Quay, the copperworkers' township Hafod and the Whitford Point lighthouse, the only wave-washed cast-iron lighthouse in Britain, is recorded in this A-Z of the people, buildings, industries and events that have shaped the city and county of Swansea.

Tour SwanseaDylan Thomas's Swansea (Pocket Guides) Tour Swansea. Dylan Thomas's notorious life continues to fascinate. His work has never been out of print. Responses to such interest have included 'Dylan Thomas Trails' and various publications on Dylan Thomas and his background. This is the first book to describe in detail the relationship between Thomas's life and work and the three places most important to him, in a visitor-friendly guidebook format. The result is a book for all who are interested in Dylan Thomas and the places that shaped him, whether literary tourist or armchair traveller, Dylan Thomas specialist or simply someone who likes visiting places made famous or interesting through links with the famous. The book begins with the arrival in Swansea of Thomas's father and offers background on Swansea's history and literary history. A tour of Dylan Thomas's Swansea then follows, highlighting the places in which he grew up and developed as a writer, and showing how aspects of the city enter his work. A second chapter visits Gower to demonstrate Thomas's relationship with the peninsula and the extent to which it is a setting for his work. The third chapter takes the reader through Laugharne, revealing links both in his life and his writings. The text is supported by photographs and specially drawn maps for visitors. The result is an unique literary guide that will increase the enjoyment of the literary tourist and foster deeper knowledge of Dylan Thomas's life, work and influential places.

Swansea PalsSwansea Pals The Swansea Battalion was formed from local men by the Mayor of Swansea in the response to Lord Kitchener's famous appeal for volunteers. This, the first full history of the Battalion, covers early recruiting for the battalion in the Swansea area and its subsequent training in Swansea, Rhyl and Winchester, prior to departure, some 1,200 strong, in December 1915 for the Western Front. As part of the 38th Welsh Division it participated in the attack on Mametz Wood on the Somme where, in a single day, it suffered almost 100 men killed and 300 wounded out of an attacking contingent of less than 700. A further very successful raid on the German held High Command Redoubt was followed by front line service in the dreaded Ypres Salient. Here it took part in the bloody third Battle of Ypres, better known today as the Passchendaele Offensive. At Aveluy Wood it was accidentally shelled by its own artillery.

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