Paxton Street Area

raised ground in front of the Swansea Prison is unknown. Possible connected to the operation of the Mid Wales railway line which had marshallling yards there

Unknown foreshore property Swansea

Possibly connected to the operation of the Docks railways which had marshaling yards nearby
Paxton Street cooking westward towards Victoria park. This area was to become the West car park and became largely unusable due to drifting sands from Swansea Beach

Laying the foundations of the Council offices for the Authority created by an act of 1972 and which came into being in 1974

Laying the foundations of the Council offices for the Authority created by an act of 1972 and which came into being in 1974

 Laying the foundations of Phase 1 of the West Glamorgan County Council Headquarters

The Oystermouth Public House

The Oystermouth Public House Junction of Paxton Street and Oystermouth Road

Swansea Prison Street plan

Swansea Prison Street plan

Gregor Brothers Timber yard Dunvant Place near South Dock

Near South Dock

Gregor Brothers Timber yard and Saw mills Dunvant Place near old South Dock
Moxham’s Yard, 9 Oystermouth Road Moxham’s Yard, 9 Oystermouth Road into Paxton Street
 

Moxham’s Yard, 9 Oystermouth Road into Paxton Street

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Union Street

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New Orchard Street

New Orchard Street 1976 looking towards the Police Station in Alexandra Road

New Orchard Street 1976

Long gone distinctive red-brick frontages on the small houses of New Orchard Street Swansea where we find ourselves gazing to the south towards the Police Station on the junction of Orchard Street and Alexandra Road. These houses were demolished in the late 1970s, in their place are blocks of flats and a dual carriageway leading to the junction of roads at Dyfatty.

Western Perimiter Road

West Way from Oystermouth Road to the Kingsway , today Tesco would be occupying the area on the right

Constructing the West Way

West Way under Construction

West Way under Construction

Bathurst Steet Western Perimeter Road

Pictured from Oystermouth road, today A large Tesco store and car-park occupies the area on the right of the picture.

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Gas Depot currently occupied by Tesco on Oystermouth Road.

Monuments

These monuments may be very familiar to some and puzzling to others, some have had several homes as they move streets when the original location is redeveloped.

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Blitzed

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Dynevor seen here in 1950

Life goes on in Dynevor School in 1950

1950s College street Portland street with Swansea market entrance at the end of the street

Princess Way

Princess Way was created in 1960 by widening the streets of Fisher Street, Cross Street and the totally destroyed Goat Street and demolishing existing properties, it became popular for the lawns and flower beds of Castle Gardens created on the site of the former Ben Evans Store.

This attractive garden was itself removed in favour of a concrete expanse with fountains and concrete ramps much favoured by skateboarders. The site houses an annual Christmas market.

Fisher Street 1960 making way for Princess Way

Fisher Street 1960 making way for Princess Way

Princess Way

Princess Way

The ornate 18th Century fountain centrepiece of Castle Gardens was moved to Singleton park after it was vandalised

Building the fountain in the late 1950s

Building the fountain in the late 1950s

Oldest on the street

Oldest on the street

At 2-4 Princess Way we find a Grade II Listed Building built in 1874-5 in a Victorian Gothic style. The frontage is composed of blocks of Pennant Sandstone with the dressings of badly weathered Bath stone.

Building GPO Tower

Building GPO Tower

fountain 1976

fountain 1976

 

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