Newspaper extracts for the Swansea area
There are many references to this area in the 15 million Welsh and English language articles from Welsh newspapers transcribed by the NLW and viewable on Welsh Newspapers Online
Below are English language articles that have been re-transcribed and extracted randomly to illustrate what is available, there are many that are not extracted here that include names of local people
Searches made on the following names in this order; Swansea, Cockett, Cwmbwrla, Manselton, Sketty, Waunarlwydd
- From the Monmouthshire Merlin 11th November 1881
SWANSEA. MARRIED AT TWELVE AND A WIDOW AT SIXTEEN - At the police court on Moudav, a good looking and decently attired young woman, named Esther * whose age was given on the charge sheet as SIXTEEN] and who was described as a widow, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in High-street on Saturday night. The defendant denied the charge, and said she only had two glasses of beer. She burled her husband six weeks ago, and she was vexing about him.' In reply to the Bench, she said she was married three years ago, when she was not quite thirteen, at the iregistry office. She buried her husband and her child within five months, and she was now living at home with her mother. The Bench discharged her with a caution. The Stipendiary advised her to keep from the drink, and try to get her living in an honest and decent manner.
- From the Monmouthshire Merlin 8th September 1882
SWANSEA. THE PROPOSED COLLEGE FOR SOUTH WALES. The Earl of Jersey has promised to contribute £ 1,000 towards the fund which is being raised with the object of having the proposed college for South Wales located at Swansea. Mr. John Crow Richardson has also confirmed his offer of £ 1,000, which was made some months ago
- From The Cambrian 2nd October 1841
SWANSEA. AT A PUBLIC MEETING OF THE INHABITANTS of SWANSEA, held at Mount-Pleasant Chapel, on Tuesday evening, the 28th September, convened by a requisition for the purpose of presenting a MEMORIAL to her MAJESTY not to PROROGUE PARLIAMENT until both Houses have considered the recommendations contained in the Royal Speech respecting the Restrictions on Trade. especially on Corn, .... (part extract).....
- From The Cambrian 13th July 1900
SWANSEA. BOSTOCK AND WOMBWELL' MENAGERIE.— Messrs. Bostock and Wombwell will commence a three-day visit to the town on Friday, July 20th, with a "colossal amalgamation of strange and curious zoological wonders." The Show, which will be on view at the Vetch Field, is the original No. 1 aggregation, and has not been in this country for over 15 years. In addition to a wonderful display of natural prodigies, there will be fine music by a military band.
- From the Evening Express (Fifth Edition) 30th January 1893
SWANSEA. The result of the football matcb. Cardiff v. Swansea, on Saturday was very gratifying to the home partisans, who, whilst quietly confident beforehand, had hardly expected the home team to show the marked superiority they did.
- From the Evening Express (Pink Edition) 6th March 1893
SWANSEA.. THE UNEMPLOYED.—On Saturday the final meeting was held in connection with the fund for the unemployed. Sir John Llewelyn addressed the assembly, stating that. the number had dwindled down to less than 100, employment, seemed to be opening up, and with the re-opening of the Baltic trade a large additional number would go to work. The Mayoress, who was received with the greatest enthusiasm, also addressed the meeting
- From the South Wales Daily News 7th March 1884
SWANSEA. Y.M.C.A., SWANSEA.—Subscription 5s per annum, entitling to use of reading-room, library, lawn tennis court (racquets provided), and fives court. Members are enrolled any time.—W. Nichols, Sec
- From the South Wales Daily News 19th December 1885
SWANSEA. THE POLlCE BAND CONGERT.— The annual cencert in aid of the funds of the excellent band of the Swansea Police Force was held at the Albert-hall, on Thursday evening, and it was (from a pecuniary point of view) as great a success as ever. The Mayor (Mr W. J. Rees) and Mayoress, with representatives of the leading families in the neighbourhood, attended to show their interest in the welfare of the force. .... (part extract).....
- From the South Wales Daily News 30th October 1885
SWANSEA. SWANSEA HOSPITAL. -An abstract of the resident medical officer's report to the weekly board, from October 22nd to October 29th,1885 :—In-door patients—Remained by last report, 55 ; admitted since, 12—67; discharged—cured and relieved, 11; died, 1—12; remaining, 55. Out-door patients -Remained by last report, 331; admitted since, 51-382 ; discharged—CURED and relieved, 47 died, 0-47; remaining, 335
- From the Weekly Mail 2nd August 1890
COCKETT. TEMPERANCE SOCIETY OUTING.—The annual treat of the St. Peter's Temperance Society was held on Saturday at the Penllergare Schoolroom, kindly lent by Sir John T. D. Llewelyn, Bart. Before leaving the Cockett School room a short address was given by the Rev. E.G. Williams, Glasfryn, and the Temperance Juvenile Choir, conducted by Mr. Edward Rees, secretary of the above society, rendered several choruses. The procession left Cockett at two o'clock and reached Penllergare a little after three, when tea and cake were partaken of. Amongst those who gave addresses on temperance were Sir John T. D, Llewelyn and Mr. J. H. Rogers, of Glynycoed, Llanelly.
- From The Cambrian 26th January 1900
COCKETT. At St. Peter's National Schools, Cockett, on Saturday evening the operetta "The Silver Penny" will be repeated by the children of the day school. Parents, guardians and others should make an effort to attend,
- From The Cambrian 4th March 1898
COCKETT. MYNYDDBACH-Y-GLO LEVEL CROSSING.-At the monthly meeting of the Cockett Parish Council last Monday (Mr. C. H. Perkins presiding) a cpmmittee was appointed to wait on Mr. Rees and Mr. Wright, the local superintendent and engineer of the Great Western Railway Company, in order to ask the Company to make a bridge over the line at Waunarlwydd, or, failing that, to increase the height of the cattle-creep in lieu of closing the Mynyddbach-y-glo crossing.
- From the Cambrian 14th July 1905
Lively Cockett Council Scene Cockett Parish Council met on Tuesday, Mr. C. H. Perkins presiding. Messrs. Bevan and Williams were appointed as a deputation to wait upon tha District Council with regard to the much- discussed Graig water supply, and point out to the District Council the necessity of an urgent supply of water to the Fforestfach Ward. Mr. J. T. Martyn gave his views on the question of a motion passed at the last meet ing sanctioning the repair of a footpath in Weig-road. He contended that to repair the path would be illegal, as it was not a public way. Mr. T. Williams said that the footpath was a public one, and was in existence prior to the road which was parallel with it. .... (part extract).....
- From The Cambrian 15th July 1904
Ghost Hunt in Cockett. Watch has been kept nightly in the Station-road, Cockett, and the vicinity since the noiseless visitor first paraded the neighbourhood. While the women peer from behind curtains in the bedroom windows, the men scour the roads, the backs of the houses, gardens and adjoining fields. On Thursday night a man was encountered wearing shoes with silent soles, but he disappeared with wonderful agility. One of the searchers carrying a revolver thought he saw an object moving in advance of him and fired, but hit nothing harder than the wind. Another sortie by a band of men is to be conducted this (Saturday) night. People unaccustomed to real warfare, real bullets, and real slaughterous implements are advised to keep away from the locality, or retire to bed at curfew time. On Friday evening two geese were stolen from the Weigfach Farm while the inmates were haymaking
- From The Cambrian 23rd March 1900
CWMBWRLA; CWMBWRLA CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY.—This very flourishing Society held their tea and public meeting yesterday (Thursday) in the Friendly Societies Hall. A very large number of members, along with their wives and friends, partook of an excellent tea, presided over by a number of the most prominent ladies of the Society. .... (part extract).....
- From The Cambrian 15th May 1896
CWMBWRLA. On Saturday evening, a temperance entertainment was held at the Cwmbwrla Friendly Societies Hall, Mr. John Jenkins presiding. The hall was as usual filled, and the audience were entertained to a very good programme of music. .... (part extract).....
- From The South Wales Daily Post 27th April 1893
CWMBWRLA. MEETING IN SUPPORT OF THE DIRECT VETO BILL. —A well-attended meeting in support of the Direct Veto Bill was held last evening at Libanus Chapel, Cwmbwrla. The Rev. E, Edmunds (Bethesda), presided, and after apologising for the absence of Dr. Williams, the appointed speaker, he said that the people of Wales would never be satisfied until the control of the liquor traffic was in their hands.—Mr. David Griffiths, who followed, stated that during last year £ 140,000,000 had been spent in the kingdom in intoxicants, while the total expenditure was only £300,000,000. This, the speaker contended, was a proof that the country was in a very bad condition. Mr. M. Hussey also supported the measure, and the meeting concluded with the usual vote thanks
- From The Cambria Daily Leader 7th April 1919
CWMBWRLA WORKS. EMPLOYERS' AND EMPLOYES' JOINT BANQUET- PROFIT SHARING- It was typical of the excellent relations existing between the well-known firm of Richard Thomas and Co., Ltd., and its employees that at their Cwmbwrla Works the war relief fund should have been a joint one, and a very successful one. On Saturday night the committee (of which Mr. J. Baker is chairman and Mr. K. T. Hughes is secretary) arranged a right royal welcome home to about 65 demobilised soldiers and sailors, this taking the form of a sumptuous banquet at the Hotel Cameron at which the company numbered about 330 .... (part extract).....
- From The Cambria Daily Leader 7th January 1913
MANSELTON MINSTRELS. Clever Troupe of Boys Delight Cottage Homes Children. The children of the Cottage Homes were entertained on Saturday evening by the Manselton Schoolboys Minstrel Troupe .... (part extract).....
- From The Cambria Daily Leader 11th September 1916
MANSELTON The monthly meeting of the Manselton After-care Committee, presided over by the Rev. G. Penar Griffiths, was well attended. Further arrangements were made for the series of social evenings which the Committee had previously decided to give during the coming winter. A local tradesman has promised to provide refreshments for the first of these social gatherings, which will take place in October. The juvenile employment officer stated that he is now arranging a conference between Sunday School workers and after- care workers
- From The South Wales Daily Post 18th March 1910
MANSELTON DOCTORS. ASSIZE ACTION CONCLUDES, DAMAGES FOR ENGINE DRIVER At the Glamorgan Assizes at Cardiff Assizes on Friday, the hearing of the case in which David Lewis, engine-driver, Cwmfelin Steel Works, Swansea, sued Drs. Hubert Thomas and R.J. Farman, Manselton, for alleged neglect, concluded, the jury returning a verdict for plaintiff for £125 and costs. .... (part extract).....
- From The Cambria Daily Leader 23rd May 1916
MANSELTON. A new and revised history of the great Mansel family - whose local connections are found in the local place-name—is in course of preparation. It will contain a portrait of Sir Robert Mansel, the famous admiral, who married the half-sister of Francis Bacon. The admiral was the third son of Sir Edward Mansel, of Margam He was a valiant man withal. He distinguished himself greatly against the Spaniards, and in 1599 fought a desperate duel with Sir John Hayden, in the course of which Hayden's hand was cut off. Oddly enough. Admiral Mansel at one time spelt his name Mansfeeld.
- From The Cambrian 19th October 1900
SKETTY. "GRAND AMERICAN" CONCERT. What was somewhat curiously termed a Grand American Concert took place at the Sketty Schools on Wednesday evening. Without a doubt it was "grand" in the ordinary acceptation of the word, for the programme was a good deal above the common standard but why, in the name of all that is mysterious, was it called a American Concert ? Passing that by, however, the affair was a most praiseworthy effort .... (part extract).....
- From The South Wales Daily Post 17th December 1910
SKETTY. [soccer] Twice in succession Sketty have drawn with Gamant Seconds in the second round of the District Junior Cup Tie, and their third meeting took place at Hendrefoilan on Saturday. The ground was in a wretched condition owing to rain, but the game was keen and full of incident. .... (part extract)..... Sketty fully deserved their victory by two goals to one. .... (part extract).....
- From The South Wales Daily Post 18th June 1910
SKETTY. [cricket] Sketty on Saturday at Hendrefoilan fielded a strong side against Briton Ferry Steel Works XI After preserving their ground record for five years it was broken by the Ferry men. Though Sketty made 84, had it not been for missed catches they might have been disposed of for 20 less .... (part extract).....
- From the Evening Express (Pink Edition) 2nd March 1901
Sketty Sensation. DISTRESSING CASE OF POISONING. A most distressing poisoning case occurred at Sketty, near Swansea, last night, the victim being Mr. Harold Rosser, aged nineteen, the eldest son of Mr. John H. Rosser, a. colliery proprietor. Young Rosser, who was a promising mining engineer, was not in good health, and was being medically attended. Directly after taking what was supposed to be his medicine on Friday evening, he was seized with violent pains, and subsequent examination showed that there was carbolic acid in the medicine. He died within half an hour. It is not known whether a mistake was made in making up the medicine, or whether the deceased drank out of a. wrong bottle.
- From The Cardiff Times 4th September 1875
WAUNARLWYDD. FATAL ACCIDENT.—A youth, named William Hughes, of Vexa Vach, has been killed in the colliery belonging to Mr Thomas Harry, of the Chemical Works. It seems that the trams are drawn up by means of an engine, and feeling that the tram had left the rails, the father of the deceased went down to re-adjust it, and was not a little shocked and grieved to come across his son a mangled corpse. It isn t known how the youth got under the tram, as he was alone at the time.
- From The South Wales Daily Post 8th January 1910
WAUNARLWYDD. Waunarlwydd R.F.C. [rugby] journeyed to Ystalyfera last Saturday to play the Seconds. The visitors were very poorly represented, The Miners' Eight Hours' Bill is playing havoc with local footballers in away matches. When the Waunarlwyddites reached the field it was found that the appointed referee had not turned up. So a substitute was selected, but this one was heckled to such an extent that the game was abandoned at half-time. Waunarlwydd play Ammanford Seoonde to-day, when a keen struggle is expected.
- From the Herald of Wales and Monmouthshire Recorder 17th August 1918
WAUNARLWYDD. Messrs. David John Jones and Thomas John Bollard, of Mynyddbach-y-Glo. Waunarlwydd, have conjointly obtained Royal Letters Patent for an invention. which is anticipated to have a very far- reaching effect on the lot of the colller, by inventing a tram which dispenses entirely with tram? raising in the coal mines, and whilst conferring a boon on the collier will, at the same time, benefit the master in no less a degree, enhancing the output and saving a breakage of large coal.
- From the Herald of Wales and Monmouthshire Recorder 18th September 1915
WAUNARLWYDD. The Russian Flag Day effort on September 11th realised £19. 10s. The place was well decorated with various banners, and towards noon the band marched forth, creating much martial enthusiasm. Much credit is due to the committee and the band of faithful collectors during the week and sellers on Saturday, who were assiduous in their efforts to make the result worthy of the cause.