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Dynevor School

Above the door in De-La-Beche Street

Above the door in De-La-Beche Street

Dynevor School, Swansea started life as a higher grade elementary school in Trinity Place in 1883, transferring to new premises in Dynevor Place in 1894. In 1907 it became the Swansea Municipal Secondary School for Boys. The buildings being extended in 1929 but damaged during the Blitz of 1941.

From 1944 to 1971 the school was known as Dynevor Grammar School, then became a senior comprehensive. In 1978 it merged with the Llwyn-y-Bryn Girls School to become Dynevor School. In 2001 the School merged with Dillwyn Llewelyn School to become the Dylan Thomas Community School. The school eventually closed in 2002.

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The Albert Hall in the middle of the 19th Century -Houses on the left were later replaced with Dynevor Grammar School

The Albert Hall in the middle of the 19th Century – Houses behind it on the left of the image were later replaced with Dynevor Grammar School

Dynevor from Mount Pleasant

Dynevor from Mount Pleasant

 

Swansea's Dynevor Grammar School in 1929

Artists impression Dynevor School in 1929 from bottom of Mount Pleasant Hill

evor Grammar School - Girls to the right, Boys to the left of the photo

The ruins of Dynevor Grammar School – School Hall in foreground, Girls Block to the right, Boys to the left

The Girls portion of the school from across the internal school yard

Bomb damaged Girls Block of the school from across the internal school yard

Dynevor Squash Courts

Centre of the photo shows the “Fives” courts (like Squash) but played with your hands!

Dynevor most likely in late 1950s

Dynevor most likely in late 1950s

Not much in the way of a City Centre in 1950

Not much in the way of a City Centre in 1950

Dynevor school looking towards what is today the Kingsway

Dynevor burnt out school hall looking towards what is today the Kingsway

The School Badge - the Latin inscription means "Nothing without effort"

The School Badge – the Latin inscription means “Nothing without effort”

School colours - tie and scarf from the 1960s

School colours – tie and scarf from the 1960s

1st form 1963

1st form 1963

Dynevor school from Alexandra Road

Dynevor school from Alexandra Road

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4 comments on “Dynevor School

  1. I have an award card from Trinity Place Boys School dated 1877. Could this school have begun earlier than 1883 as indicated above?

    • Thanks for the question, don’t know on this one, but found this extract on http://www.genuki.org.uk

      •Dynevor School, Swansea, records “……….. began as a higher grade elementary school in Trinity Place in 1883, transferring to new premises in Dynevor Place in 1894. In 1907 it became the Swansea Municipal Secondary School for Boys. The buildings were extended in 1929 but were extensively damaged during the 1941 Blitz. From 1944 to 1971 the school was known as Dynevor Grammar School, then became a senior comprehensive

  2. A relative Sydney Charles Hopkins was a French master at the school at the time of his death in 1940. He drowned at Caswell Bay and he was 47 at the time. Would there be any further information about him or perhaps a photograph?

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