Jack's World: Swansea North Dock in the 1880s

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This is the North Dock and Strand area of Swansea in the 1880s. Apologies for the download time but we think its worth the wait. The map shows the small courts around High Street Station which were the centre of so many food poisoning and public health problems throughout the second half of the nineteenth century. The wonderful bend of the North Dock is very well portrayed as are the small hotels, rooming houses, pubs and brothels that made the Strand infamous. The abbreviation 'PH' depicts a pub but not every bar is shown. There were a great number of illegal bars in this area. Street numbers aren't a feature of this kind of map so it can be difficult to narrow down a specific address or property.

 

 

The View for Sunday 4 December 2000

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