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Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Swansea City Centre In The 1970s






A colleague has just passed me this newly digitised image of Swansea city centre taken in 1970. It shows the then newly-constructed subway and roundabout, which have recently been filled in as part of the redevelopment of the city centre. The image comes from the Central Office of Information Collection in the NMRW. This image collection is being digitised at the moment.

Underpass as Roman amphitheatre with a clinical twist.

Here is a link to the online exhibiton celebrating Swansea's 40th birthday as a city. Thanks for the comment letting us know about this.
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rowehelen said...

For more information on the development of Swansea and the significance of the date of the photograph (1969 was the year Swansea was made a city and that was the reason the ‘Central Office of Information’ sent a photographer), see West Glamorgan Archives’ online exhibition: ‘The City of Swansea celebrates its 40th anniversary: Swansea in 1969’.

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