Swansea Copper

It had to contend with “Barbary” copper from North Africa, which was a significant
player on the British market in the early eighteenth century. From the start,
Swansea Copper reached out to the Caribbean, a key market for as long as the
sugar ...

Swansea Copper

This insightful book will be of interest to anyone concerned with the historical roots of globalization and the Industrial Revolution as a global phenomenon.

Rehoboth Swansea and Dighton

Long ago , the towns of Rehoboth , Swansea , and Dighton were more intimate
places than they are today . In its visual ... date from between 1850 and 1950 , a
century that saw significant changes in Rehoboth , Swansea , and Dighton .

Rehoboth  Swansea  and Dighton

Looking through the eyes of the camera, we can glance back to a long-gone, quieter, and gentler rural past in the towns of Rehoboth, Swansea, and Dighton. This significant new pictorial history features many previously unpublished photographs that capture the small-town agricultural intimacy of the area before its transition during the middle and latter parts of the twentieth century to a less agricultural, semi-suburban setting. The period between 1850 and 1950 represents a century of significant change for these towns, and the photographs presented here seek to capture some of the area's lost flavor and texture. This volume features wonderfully nostalgic and rare views that have, for the most part, gone unseen by the general public.

Swansea and Nantgarw Porcelains

Dr. W. D. John certainly set out to do this in his early books on Nantgarw and
Swansea porcelains (W. D. John, Nantgarw ... In this way the true beauty and
excellence of these early 19th Century porcelains can be appreciated from a
better ...

Swansea and Nantgarw Porcelains

This book describes a holistic study of the porcelain manufactured at Nantgarw and Swansea in the first quarter of the 19th Century, using both scientific analytical data and historical provenancing. This porcelain is acclaimed as some of the finest and most translucent porcelain ever produced. These two porcelain factories are linked through the artistic and creative activities of the enigmatic William Billingsley and had a strictly limited production over only three or four years during the period 1812-1820. The earliest chemical analysis of these porcelains were undertaken almost 100 years ago and are compared with the results of more recent analyses The chemical composition of these porcelains, their artistic decoration and the struggle to maintain quality production is reviewed. Scientific explanations are proposed for the characteristic Swansea duck-egg porcelain translucency and for the Nantgarw iridescence. The book is well illustrated throughout and affords a good basis for the further in-depth study of Swansea and Nantgarw porcelains.

In Around Swansea

F . R . S . , relates in his " Contributions towards a History of Swansea , " that
towards the end of the fifteenth century the town of Kenfig and the neighbouring
town of Aberavon suffered much from the storms of sand which blew on their
coast for ...

In   Around Swansea


A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of the Swansea Region

The earliest reference to coal mining in the Swansea area occurs in 1306 and by
the 16th century Swansea had a flourishing export trade in coal. By the 17th
century it was probably the third largest coal port in the country after Newcastle
and ...

A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of the Swansea Region

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales has a leading national role in developing and promoting understanding of the archaeological, built and maritime heritage of Wales, as the originator, curator and supplier of authoritative information for individual, corporate and governmental decision makers, researchers, and the general public.

Copperopolis Landscapes of the Early Industrial Period in Swansea

By the early nineteenth century, Swansea was internationally important for its
copper-smelting role. The industrial communities were of a substantial size but as
yet did not include a large element of the modest but growing tinplate-industry ...

Copperopolis  Landscapes of the Early Industrial Period in Swansea

Dadansoddiad darluniadol o dirlun diwydiannol ardal Abertawe yn adlewyrchu dylanwad hanes a datblygiad y diwydiant copr ar fywyd cymdeithasol ac economaidd, addysgol a chrefyddol y fro yn ystod y 18fed a'r 19eg ganrif. Dros 300 o luniau du-a-gwyn. -- Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru

book 1st 1775 1797 Warwick Rugby Oxford and Swansea

may easily understand Landor's slowness to recognise abilities of which only the
most meagre memorials have even yet come to light , though he has been dead
half a century . In the recent changes Rose had stuck to Perceval , in spite of all ...

book 1st  1775 1797  Warwick  Rugby  Oxford  and Swansea


David Howell of Swansea a brief memoir

It began when they were comparatively young , and continued unabated for more
than half a century . They were always seen together at Monthly Meetings , and
walked about arm in arm , with all the familiarity of two brothers who had been ...

David Howell  of Swansea  a brief memoir


The Smelting of Copper in the Swansea District of South Wales

... by whom and other immediate representatives they were carried on for nearly
a century , together with very extensive Collieries , the consequence of which
connection very rapidly led to the improvement of Swansea Town and its
commerce ...

The Smelting of Copper in the Swansea District of South Wales


Report on the supply of water to the town of Swansea

In , the one example cited , the people have had an almost unlimited command of
water under pressure , for nearly half a century , and have become fully alive to
the benefits to be derived from a copious use of it , as in bathing ; whereas , in ...

Report on the supply of water to the town of Swansea


The Official Guide Hand book to Swansea and Its District

Though but a century and a half has passed since then , the stride made in all
matters connected with tin - plate making has been very great . The first plan
adopted for cleaning and preparing the iron for tinning was to scour the plates
with ...

The Official Guide   Hand book to Swansea and Its District


Swansea

As early as 1966 this process had welded the urban areas of Swansea much
more closely together physically and integrated them functionally . Over the next
quarter of a century this development continued . More housing was added
around ...

Swansea


The City of Swansea

Whether this was characteristic of the whole of Swansea cannot be determined ,
and for that reason alone , it must be regarded as a crude assessment . Another
index , which suggests a larger Welsh element in fifteenth - century Swansea , is
 ...

The City of Swansea


The Athen um

Gower and the second husband of that unLITERATURE Swansea Keep itself had
not been stand- happy kinswoman of the Scotch king who ing a quarter of a
century before it had to had been given in marriage to Perkin resist a stout siege
 ...

The Athen  um


The Athenaeum

Gower and the second husband of that unLITERATURE Swansea Keep itself had
not been stand- happy kinswoman of the Scotch king who ing a quarter of a
century before it had to had been given in marriage to Perkin resist a stout siege
 ...

The Athenaeum


The Athenaeum

Gower and the second husband of that unLITERATURE Swansea Keep itself had
not been stand- happy kinswoman of the Scotch king who ing a quarter of a
century before it had to had been given in marriage to Perkin resist a stout siege
 ...

The Athenaeum


The Hidden Places of Wales

Swansea, Wales' city by the sea, is an attractive and welcoming place with an
appealing blend of traditional and modern. ... Swansea Castle, which gained
notoriety in the 18th century when the northern block became a debtors' prison,
was ...

The Hidden Places of Wales

This beautifully illustrated guides explores the country in a relaxed narrative style by guiding the reader to some of the established visitor attractions but also focusing on the more secluded and less well-known places of interest and places to stay, eat and drink.Also known as the "Red Dragon", Wales is a country blessed with some of the most dramatic landscapes in Britain. To the north lies Snowdonia, a land of awe-inspiring mountains, wild moorlands and enchanting lakes. Further south the land is abundant with deep valleys and vast forests. Wales also has a rich cultural heritage full of myths and legends founded on Celtic ancestry but has an equally strong industrial past.

Swansea in the Great War

That said, many of the momentous actions that did take place between 1914 and
1918 will be mentioned but only in as much as there was a Swansea man (or
woman) linked to the story. Swansea in the early part of the twentieth century was
a ...

Swansea in the Great War

The Great War left an indelible mark on almost every town and village in Britain and this extensively researched book looks in detail at how that war affected the town of Swansea and its people.??Themes covered in the book include recruitment and the treatment of conscientious objectors, how Belgian refugees were cared for, and what happened to foreign nationals who were living in Swansea at the outbreak of war. How the war affected the trade of the town, especially the docks, is examined, as well as the fate of numerous Swansea ships that became targets for the German U-Boat campaign. The organisation of medical aid for wounded servicemen and the effect of food shortages, and its subsequent rationing in Swansea, are covered. The new roles performed by women and the efforts made in the town to provide support for those left at home, or serving at the front, are also examined. ??Away from the Home Front, the actions of both of the Swansea Victoria Cross winners are recounted, as are the stories of some of those who served on land, on sea, or in the air. These include a Swansea airman who was downed by the famous Red Baron, another who flew again after losing a leg in combat, a Swansea sailor who was lost in an encounter with a German U-Boat, the Swansea officer who twice escaped from a POW camp, and several former Swansea men who returned with Canadian, Australian or South African units to fight the common foe, with often tragic results. There are also stories of a Swansea nurse captured by the Austrians in Serbia, and a Swansea doctor at Gallipoli.??Swansea in the Great War is a welcome and long overdue look at how the Great War affected the town and its people. ??How did the experience of war affect Swansea and the surrounding area? - From the initial enthusiasm, to the gradual realization of the enormity of human sacrifice the families of Swansea were committed to as the war stretched out over the next four years. A record of the growing disillusion of the people, their tragedies and hardships and a determination to see it through. ??The Great War affected everyone. At home there were wounded soldiers in military hospitals, refugees from Belgium and later on German prisoners of war. There were food and fuel shortages and disruption to schooling. The role of women changed dramatically and they undertook a variety of work undreamed of in peacetime. Extracts from contemporary letters reveal their heroism and give insights into what it was like under battle conditions, including the disastrous first day at the Somme for the Swansea Pals.

The University College of Swansea

In this respect the University College of Swansea , both in its promotion and in its
early development , was more akin to some of the budding civic universities
founded in England in the latter half of the nineteenth century – though each of
these ...

The University College of Swansea

"Founded in 1920, the University College of Swansea was the product of a long and, at times, dramatic struggle. How this movement for what was seen as a technologically-based college intended to meet the limited needs of local industry has resulted in a university college of international standing, embracing a multitude of disciplines, is the essence of this history. It is told within the context of the institution's relationship with the local community as well as its place in the broader field of British university development generally. At the same time, the emphasis is laid not only on the story of the institution, but also on the individuals who have given the University College its lifeblood and character." "Comprehensively illustrated with over 100 black-and-white illustrations, this book will prove fascinating reading for all those who are, or ever have been, involved with the University College of Swansea."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved