Here is a book for everyone who loves Swansea, this rain-swept place by the sea. The town has not always lived in the full glare of history but it is a place that has made its own contribution to the world, always looking outwards. There have always been significant divisions within Swansea - between those who spoke English and those who spoke Welsh, between rich and poor, between east and west - which have given its history a special character. As industry developed the rural poor moved into the town in search of employment in the copper works and the mines, trying to build a new life in a cramped and unsanitary town. Add in the contact with the rest of the world that came through the docks and you get a heady and bewildering mix. From the social whirl of the Georgian Assembly Rooms to the bizarre story of Zeno, murderer and spy, Geoff Brookes takes you on an A-Z tour of Swansea's history. Fully illustrated with photographs from today and yesterday, this new A-Z history will show you the places and the people that have built the Swansea loved by both visitors and residents.
Product code: AUKYJ
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Dimensions: 16.8cm x 23.4cm
Publish date: 21/07/2016
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