Hidden Histories of Swansea and Gower, by Gary Gregor

£10.99
Hidden Histories of Swansea and Gower, by Gary Gregor
Hidden Histories of Swansea and Gower, by Gary Gregor

Booklet published by the Gower Society, 96 pages. Paperback (N5345)

From the rear side cover: What do a cricketing first, a unique lighthouse, Alcock and Brown, popular hymns and Antartica have in common? They are all part of the long and fascinating history of Swansea and Gower. In this book, Gary Gregor, well-known author and lecturer, reveals in bite-size pieces and in his inimitable style some of the less well-known stories of Swansea and Gower's hidden past. Every page tells us something new or something we half-knew about this 'ugly, lovely town', this 'rare patch of the earth's surface' that is Swansea and Gower.

The contents include: The Affray at Oxwich, Antarctic Hero, Lady Barham, The Bells of Santiago, The Brandy Cove Skeleton, Sir Arthur Whitten Brown, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, The Cartersford Tollgate, The Castle on the Green, City of Bristol Shipwrecked, Amy Dillwyn, John Dillwyn Llewelyn, Amelia Earhart, The Elba Colliery Disaster, Edgar Evans, The Gower Union, Frances Ridley Havergal, Dr Ernest Jones, Kennexstone Farmhouse, Kilvrough Manor, Langland Bay Hotel, Saunders Lewis, The Little Theatre, The Llanelli Railway Strike, Llangyfelach Church, The Mumbles Railway, John Myles, Nicholaston Church, Morfydd Owen, The Oxwich Brooch, The Pennard Hoard, A Penrice Gravestone, Prince Ivanhoe, The Prince's Fountain, St Helen's Ground, Alfred Sisley, Dylan Thomas, Titanic connections, Graham Vivian, Vernon Watkins, Whiteford Lighthouse, The Wreck of the Caesar, and Yanks in Mumbles.

The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover
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