The Strand

The Strand was once the quayside to the town with sailing ships at riverside jetties, it lies immediately below the the Keep of the town’s medieval castle. When the river was rerouted in the 19th Century with the digging of the “New Cut” past St Thomas, its original course was locked-off to become the North Dock and the Strand degenerated into a rather run-down dockside adjacent full of goods yards, wharehouses and other trading premises.

Today the physical road layout survives but it is devoid of retail activity.

The Stand pictured about 1860

Strand, an early picture from about 1860

A view to the north up the Strand from Welcome lane - Cardiff Arms in the centre

Demolished after a fire

The Cardiff Arms in the Strand at the junction of Morris Lane

After a flood in 1873

After a flood in 1873

The “ACE” building, a former warehouse

The Strand in the 1930s

The Strand in the 1930s

 

Swansea Strand pre war

Swansea Strand pre war

Delapidated arches on the strand

Delapidated arches on the strand

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