Swansea's 'Homes for Heroes'

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Swansea has a prominent place in the housing history of Wales. The following sections take a closer look at the story behind some of the town's early housing schemes.

A background looks at the national movement which lead to early council houses after the First World War.

Early housing in Swansea summarises the early schemes by the County Borough of Swansea.

The Cottage Exhibition looks at a time when visitors from all over Europe came to the town to see the groundbreaking house designs that were being considered in Swansea on the eve of the Great War.

 

 

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