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IMPORTANT! Many of the links from this page will be password protected. You will need to subscribe get a user name and password. For a subscription of £3.99 you get:
  • 12 months access to the complete Swansea History Web which currently has approximately 900 pages, resources, and items of Swansea's local history.
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This is a list of all the Swansea History pages; and here's some free samples from the subscription collection.


Swansea Industries in 1908

A useful plan of the Swansea Valley industries

Child Labour

Some basic background with some Swansea references

Gabriel Powell

Some background on the 'uncrowned king of Swansea'


Gabriel Powell dominated social and political life for many years in the eighteenth century. Some say his influence continued long after his death. Whatever you may think, Powell was a man who controlled Swansea's destiny for many years

Children in Victorian Times. Child Labour gives some basic background on the employment of young people on local industry in the 1830s.

Trade Directories will give you lots of ideas if you are looking for project ideas on local history.


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Early housing in Victorian Swansea. Swansea Memorials

Using memorials as a resource for local history with an example of Swansea Jack

Swansea's History

A basic reading list of the best local history books.

Local History

Basic reading guides to local history and research with specific guidance in Poor Law, Transport, Local Government, Industry and landscape.

Swansea's local Acts of Parliament 1750-1860

Homes for Heroes

An introduction to the Garden City movement and the impact that it had locally with a specific item on the Cottage Exhibition of 1910.


Enclosure of land was a very contentious local issue in the 1700s. Here's a copy of the 1762 Enclosure Act.

Trade Directories

A guide to local trade directories and how to use them. Includes some specific local examples.


Swansea's own Gelert


Cholera affected Swansea badly in Victorian times. Here's some basic information on health and sanitation.

Swansea's Blitz in colour

Early Housing

A guide to the shape and form of Swansea's urban landscapes with specific examples from Swansea streets.


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