Swansea in the Past DVD




A nostalgic look at Swansea through rare colour and black and white film sequences from the 1910s to the 1970s.

Probably more than in any other period in history, our major towns and cities have undergone considerable change.

Fortunately, in the case of Swansea, much of the city’s architecture and fascinating surroundings were recorded on film, together with important civic events by skilful film-makers.

This compilation of archive footage from the 1920s to the 1970s includes historic occasions such as the visits by HRH Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in 1959, The Prince of Wales for the granting of City status in 1969 and Her Majesty The Queen in 1965.

Transport subjects include the official opening of Swansea Airport in 1957 by Group Captain Douglas Bader, the last day of the Mumbles Railway, last days of the railway to Pontardulais in 1964 and the building of the East Side Road in the early 1950s.

See the women cocklers of Penclawdd and hear Richard Burton recounting Dylan Thomas. Altogether a feast of archive film.

Approx. 60 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – Kingfisher Productions.