Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

A-Z of Swansea


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Author: Geoff Brookes

The rain-swept town of Swansea 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. 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 cramped and unsanitary conditions. The growing divisions within the town – between those who spoke English and those who spoke Welsh, between rich and poor, between east and west – have given its history a special character.

From the social whirl of the Georgian Assembly Rooms to the bizarre story of Zeno, murderer and spy, author Geoff Brookes takes the reader 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.

Book ISBN 9781445655994

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Jul 2016

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 50

Regular Price: £14.99

Special Price: £11.99

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