WPW029731 WALES (1929). View of Swansea War Memorial and Promenade, oblique aerial view. 5"x4" black and white glass plate negative.

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Title [WPW029731] View of Swansea War Memorial and Promenade, oblique aerial view. 5"x4" black and white glass plate negative.
Reference WPW029731
Date 1929
Link Coflein Archive Item 6370618
Place name
Parish
District
Country WALES
Easting / Northing 263750, 192045
Longitude / Latitude -3.9679247553888, 51.610257556078
National Grid Reference SS638920

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St. Gabriel's Walk, from Bryn Rd, to Mumbles Rd.

Steve J Phillips
Monday 4th of July 2016 02:47:45 PM
War Memorial, completed ibn 1923, based on Lutyens' design for the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

Lynda Tubbs
Wednesday 13th of November 2013 02:01:28 PM
There are details on this memorial at www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.6627/fromUkniwmSearch/1, but unfortunately no names of the soldiers.

melgibbs
Tuesday 7th of January 2014 10:33:38 AM
This has no connection with Lutyens' London cenotaph - where is your reference?

rab
Wednesday 26th of February 2014 12:46:48 PM
Copied from Coflein (the online database for the National Monuments Record of Wales)...



"The memorial on the Esplanade, Mumbles Road, Swansea, is a war memorial after Lutyens’ Whitehall cenotaph designed by Ernest E Morgan, borough architect of Swansea. The foundation stone was laid 1 July 1922 by Field Marshall Earl Haig, and it was unveiled 21 July 1923 by Sir F C Doveton Sturdee, Admiral of the Fleet.

The memorial is on a stepped base, and the central Portland stone cenotaph has a stylised tomb-chest, and bronze low relief wreaths to the narrow sides with the dates 1914-1918’ and ‘1939-1945’; the broad sides have (facing the sea) a bronze relief of an anchor in a wreath, and (to the land) the Swansea arms below which the inscription: ‘Pro Deo Rege et Patria’. The cenotaph precinct is surrounded by an octagonal wall with four entrances, with the outer faces of wall in grey stone (with flower beds) and the inner faces having copings and entrance piers in Portland stone. The inner faces of the wall bear bronze plaques with names of the fallen, and stones recording the foundation and unveiling. It is a fine example of monument type in prominent position."



Reference: Cadw listed buildings database.

RCAHMW, 2011.

Laura Maddison
Wednesday 26th of February 2014 01:05:22 PM
I have photographed all of the name tablets on the War Memorial. If I have inadvertently missed any

I apologise in advance but I was methodical in taking the photographs. It should be possible to find any name.

Class31
Saturday 3rd of January 2015 01:39:48 PM
Malvern Terrace, Brynmill

John Ellis
Tuesday 11th of December 2012 10:56:58 AM
The Swansea Bowling Club, Brynmill

John Ellis
Wednesday 24th of October 2012 12:14:32 PM
"The Rec." i.e. recreation ground; site, in my day in the early 1970s and probably back at the time of this picture too, of Brynmill's incredibly noisy fair in Easter and Spring Bank Holiday weeks, and in August. Also the occasional circus.

John Ellis
Wednesday 24th of October 2012 12:08:05 PM
"Mumbles Train"/"Tren y Mwmbwls" track - the old tramway along the bay, originally opened in 1806, and closed and dismantled in 1960, after it had been taken over by South Wales Transport (one of the local bus companies!) a couple of years earlier. As the picture seems to show overhead gantries, this photo must have been taken some time after the electrification of the line in 1928.

John Ellis
Wednesday 24th of October 2012 11:47:27 AM
Swansea (Victoria)-Clyne Valley-Pontarddulais railway line - closed under the "Beeching axe" in 1964.

John Ellis
Wednesday 24th of October 2012 11:36:03 AM

johnabutt
Tuesday 31st of July 2012 09:04:40 PM

johnabutt
Tuesday 31st of July 2012 09:03:40 PM

User Comment Contributions

Swansea War Memorial, 31/12/2014

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Saturday 3rd of January 2015 01:35:19 PM
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Saturday 3rd of January 2015 01:34:53 PM
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Saturday 3rd of January 2015 01:34:28 PM
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Saturday 3rd of January 2015 01:33:56 PM
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Saturday 3rd of January 2015 01:33:17 PM
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Saturday 3rd of January 2015 12:04:29 PM
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Saturday 3rd of January 2015 11:59:41 AM
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Saturday 3rd of January 2015 11:56:21 AM
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Saturday 3rd of January 2015 11:50:46 AM
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Saturday 3rd of January 2015 11:49:50 AM
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Saturday 3rd of January 2015 11:49:13 AM
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Saturday 3rd of January 2015 11:48:28 AM
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Saturday 3rd of January 2015 11:47:40 AM
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Saturday 3rd of January 2015 11:46:06 AM
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Class31
Saturday 3rd of January 2015 11:45:32 AM
Another good example of a Cenotaph style of memorial.

melgibbs
Wednesday 16th of April 2014 06:21:24 PM