Lunchtime Discussion: Swansea was never important

12:30 - History Day Lunchtime Discussion

Swansea never was very important”

with Peter Stead

 

It is self-evident that before industry came Swansea was a little place on a par with, say, Llansteffan, and that the works and mines that led to population growth were no nearer to the town than Cwmbwrla. If “Copperopolis” had a centre it was Hafod, and if there was a “Tinnopolis” it was a sospanic place – unless it was Morriston. The port? As soon as that was of any consequence it was east of the Tawe. (You may disagree with some or all of this – do come and tell us why.)