Memories of Foxhole

Memories of Foxhole

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Foxhole Post Office on Foxhole Road in the early 1900s
(with thanks to David Roberts of Bryngold Books, and to Jason Bradshaw)

What follows is a fascinating collection of memories, most effectively introduced by the author's family. It concerns the industrial village of Foxhole which was built by the Freeman family who owned the White Rock Copper Works on the riverside below it, and by the Grenfells of the adjacent Upper and Middle Bank smelters. The terraces which were strung along the steep face of Kilvey have gone. If you travel north from St. Thomas, look out for the oddly isolated church of All Saints Kilvey; where the tumbled vegetation runs down to the road were once the cottages of copper workers. In the 1930s they, and other areas of Swansea, were designated as slums, and demolished.