Dillwyn Street

Picton House 1935, Dillwyn St behind, today the Potters Wheel Pub is on the site

Picton House 1935

Dillwyn street damage

Dillwyn street damage

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Picton House at the corner of Gower Street (later the Kingsway) and Dillwyn Street in 1935,showing a busy car dealer’s site with Dillwyn St to the right, today the popular “Potters Wheel” Public House is to be found on this site.

Dillwyn Street, today a rather delapidated little street with the road widened into a dual carriage-way, was in days gone by a very busy and popular area filled with small shops and linking Oxford Street and what is today the Kingsway.

Dillwyn Street Swansea

1950s view of Dillwyn Street Swansea

Again, Swansea’s Dillwyn Street shown possibly in the 1950s showing some shops, one store built in a post war modernist style, possibly making use of existing Army “Nissan” hut sheds erected during the immediate post war period on an open site where space was needed for trading. This arched contruction was quite commonplace in the immediate post-war era.

Dillwyn Street 1925 looking from Oxford street

Dillwyn Street 1925 looking from Oxford street

An earlier view showing Picton House. The building on the right became the Headquarters of the Swansea branch of the

Naval and Military Club

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Gloucester Place

Today Gloucester Place has been transformed and renovated. It is Swansea best example of Georgian Frontages and has been used for location filming in television shows like “Doctor Who”. The former South Dock Pump House, now a Pub and Restaurant sits at its lower end where the streets enters into the Marina – formerly the town’s South Dock.

South Dock Pump House Swansea

Building South Dock Pump House

South Dock Pump House 1970s

South Dock Pump House 1970s, later converted into a Pub Restuarant

Oscar Chess garage in Gloucester Place Swansea

Oscar Chess garage in Gloucester Place Swansea

The Oscar Chess garage in Gloucester Place pictured some time in the 1960s. The block of Georgian houses next to it once housed the Gloucester Public house, scene of a murder for which the wrongdoer was hanged in 1889. This street has also been featured in episodes of Doctor Who.

Dylan Thomas

Statue of Dylan Thomas in The Marina adjacent to Gloucester Place

Statue of Dylan Thomas in The Marina adjacent to Gloucester Place

Swansea Marina Tower

Swansea Marina with Tower

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Orchard Street and New Orchard Street

General Picton Orchard Street 1953

General Picton Orchard Street 1953

Alexandra Arcade 1890 to 1970
Alexandra Arcade 1890 to 1970
The Alexandra Arcade Orchard St to High St

The Alexandra Arcade Orchard St to High St

The Pre-War Orchard Street
Sad to say today Orchard street has become a wide rather anonymous street devoid of buildings of character, in days gone by it was one of the original streets in the town, populated by small terraced housing. The arcade opened in 1890 and ran through from Orchard Street to High Street and was demolished in 1970 for the building of an Office Block – Alexandra House.

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Orchard street september 1959

Wind Street

Wind street mid 1930s

Wind street, currently a most lively and attractive street with a host of well preserved facades housing a host of pubs restaurants and bars with the dubious notoriety of being the 2nd most dangerous street in the UK for a night-out. In more recent times locally its name is sometimes corrupted to “Wine” Street.

One of the very oldest streets in the town it has seen many changes both to road layout and its buildings.

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The Mackworth Hotel Wind Street Swansea

The Mackworth Hotel Wind Street Swansea

Wind street with Ben Evans on the left

Wind street with Ben Evans on the left

Orange Street

The right hand side corner of Orange Street would become home to the Buccaneer bar of the Dolphin Hotel in 1970s, a very popular pub for the time, so popular it was probably the first Pub in the town to employ Doormen to moderate behavior.
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Rutland Street

The Swansea Devil overlooking St Marys from Rutland Street

swansea devil statue St marysRutland Street was adjacent to St Marys church and in the 1970s disappeared under part of the St David’s Centre which in 2013 is itself being redeveloped and replaced.

Rutland street 1959

Rutland street 1959

Rutland street Mumbles train station 1951

Rutland street terminus for the Mumbles train station 1951

Rutland Street in the 1970s

Rutland Street in the 1970s

This view is from the Museum towards Oldway House which in April 2013 has been demolished. St David’s catholic Church can be seen in the foreground.

 

 

North and Western hotel Rutland street 1937, renamed the Clyne valley Hotel in 1941. The image below is to the right at number 4 Rutland Street, the corner of the building above can be seen to the left of picture

Rutland Street Swansea

Rutland Street Swansea

4 Rutland Street

4 Rutland Street Swansea

Mumbles Train Rutland Street 1878

Mumbles Train Rutland Street 1878

Rutland Hotel 1976

Rutland Hotel 1976

Terminus Pub near the bottom of Rutland Street in 1954

Terminus Pub near the bottom of Rutland Street in 1954