Swansea

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, mainly in and around the cities of Cardiff, Swansea and Newport, and in the nearby valleys (South Wales valleys). Another concentration live in eastern north Wales. Cardiff, Wales' capital, is the country's most populous city, with 317,500 residents, and for a period was the biggest coal port in the world. Today, with the country's traditional heavy industries (coal, steel, copper, tinplate and slate) either gone or in decline, Wales' economy depends on the public sector

of Swansea ( ), and in the nearby valleys (South Wales valleys). Today, with the country's traditional heavy industries either gone or in decline, Wales' economy depends on the public sector, light and service industries, and tourism (Tourism in Wales). Andrew appeared in the Christmas Pantomime ''Sleeping Beauty'' at Swansea's Grand Theatre between December 2009 and January 2010 starring alongside Malandra


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birth_place Swansea, Wales death_date Early life Michael Heseltine was born in Swansea in Wales and is a distant descendant of Charles Dibdin (from whom one of his middle names was taken). His mother, Eileen Ray (Pridmore), originated in West Wales. His father's ancestors were farm labourers in Pembrey. His maternal great-grandfather worked at the Swansea docks http: www.telegraph.co.uk news uknews 3042772 Lord-Heseltine-traces-his-roots-to-poverty-in-Wales.html (as a result, Heseltine was latterly made an honorary member of the Swansea Dockers Club). His maternal grandfather, James Pridmore, founded West Glamorgan Collieries Ltd, a shortlived company that briefly worked two small mines on the outskirts of Swansea (1919-21). DATE OF BIRTH 21 March 1933 PLACE OF BIRTH Swansea, Wales DATE OF DEATH Wales lies within the north temperate zone (Temperateness), its changeable, maritime climate making it one of the wettest countries in Europe. It was an agricultural society for most of its early history, the country's terrain making arable (arable land) farming secondary to pastoral (pastoralism) farming, the primary source of Wales' wealth. In the 18th century, the introduction of the slate and metallurgical industries, at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, began to transform the country into an industrial nation; the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape date from that period. The south Wales coalfield's exploitation in the Victorian era caused a rapid expansion of the Welsh population. Two-thirds of Wales' three million population live in south Wales, mainly in and around the cities of Cardiff, Swansea and Newport, and in the nearby valleys (South Wales valleys). Another concentration live in eastern north Wales. Cardiff, Wales' capital, is the country's most populous city, with 317,500 residents, and for a period was the biggest coal port in the world. Today, with the country's traditional heavy industries (coal, steel, copper, tinplate and slate) either gone or in decline, Wales' economy depends


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and Swansea, to the south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the west by Pembrokeshire. The surface generally is upland and mountainous. Fforest Fawr and Black Mountain (Black Mountain (range), Wales) extend into the east of the county and the Cambrian Mountains into the north. The south coast contains many fishing villages and sandy beaches. The highest point is Fan Brycheiniog, 2,525 feet (770 m). (although the main summit is in Powys). Carmarthenshire is the largest historic county by area in Wales. The county has no large commercial areas. The nearest substantial settlements are located at least 1 hour 45 minutes drive away. Approximate road distances from Ceredigion's largest town, Aberystwyth, are: Swansea,


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family great wealth. Ferry connections between Britain (Great Britain) and Ireland via the Irish Sea include the routes from Swansea to Cork now closed, Fishguard and Pembroke (Pembroke, Pembrokeshire) to Rosslare, Holyhead to Dún Laoghaire, Stranraer to Belfast and Larne, and Cairnryan to Larne. There is also a connection between Liverpool and Belfast via the Isle of Man. The world's largest car ferry, ''Ulysses (MV Ulysses)'', is operated by Irish


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, mainly in and around the cities of Cardiff, Swansea and Newport, and in the nearby valleys (South Wales valleys). Another concentration live in eastern north Wales. Cardiff, Wales' capital, is the country's most populous city, with 317,500 residents, and for a period was the biggest coal port in the world. Today, with the country's traditional heavy industries (coal, steel, copper, tinplate and slate) either gone or in decline, Wales' economy depends on the public sector


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Swansea, Wales * Origins and stance The organisation had its origins in Swansea, Wales, developing


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museum, and displays artifacts as diverse as Swansea china and an Egyptian mummy. The museum gift shop sells good quality souvenirs. * *

Heritage Centre, with its working water wheel, and Shepards' village store and cafe is a good place to take refreshment. Near the village of Reynolston, you can take a short detour onto Cefn Bryn to see Arthur's Stone (see listing under 'See'). Also, in Reynolston is the beautifully renovated country inn, 'the King Arthur's Hotel', which is an excellent place for lunch. At Rhossili, there are tea houses, but the attraction here is definitely the stunning views. As you drive along the beautiful country lanes with the smell of freshly cut grass pervading the air and the vista of a wide blue bay opening before you, the words of a famous Buddhist master - 'the journey is the goal' - will never ring truer! Festivals '''Spring Summer''' *'''Swansea Bay Summer Festival''' is the umbrella term for a number of events occurring in the Swansea Bay area from May to September. Only the main festivals are listed below. For other events, check the official website: International Jazz Festival''', Various venues throughout the city. 20-22 June 2014. *'''Swansea Festival of Transport''', City Centre. Display of classic and modern vehicles. 14-15 June 2014. Admission free. *'''Swansea Pride''', (gay pride festival), Lacrosse field, Singleton Park. 28 June 2014 (all day event). *'''Kings of Leon''', Liberty Stadium. 5:30PM. 2 July 2014. *'''Dance Days''', Throughout City Centre. 11AM-4:30PM, 12-13 July 2014. Live street dance performances. *'''Mumbles Raft Race''', Mumbles sea-front. Rafts of all shapes sizes compete in the this annual race across Swansea Bay. 5:30PM, 10 August 2014. *'''Gower Bluegrass Festival''', Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill. 10AM to 10:30PM, 5-7 September 2014. Tel: ''+44 1792'' 371206. '''Autumn Winter''' *'''Bae Fest''' Free beach festival held on Swansea Beach on 28 29 September 2013. Features beach sports, live music, children's activities and other entertainment. *'''Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts''', 4-18 Oct 2014. An annual (October) three week bash of culture at various locations in Swansea, and the second largest such festival in the UK. *'''Dylan Thomas Festival''' The Dylan Thomas Centre, - held annually between 27 Oct - 9 Nov 2013. During these two weeks, the centre built to commemorate the works of Thomas reverberates to the sound of his poems and plays. This is a must see event for fans of the bard. In addition, the festival hosts the awards' ceremony for the winner of the '''Dylan Thomas Prize''' - a biannual writing competition for most outstanding literary talent in English, aged under 30. *'''Dylan Thomas Fringe''' - compliments the main events at the Dylan Thomas Festival and is held at various venues throughout the city. 26 Oct - 8 Nov 2011 *'''Beyond TV International Film Festival''', Dylan Thomas Centre - an annual festival of social and environmental themed films. 22-23 Nov 2008 *'''Waterfront Wonderland''' This event held next to the National Waterfront Museum includes stalls selling traditional Christmas goods, a big wheel offering views over Swansea Bay and an ice rink. 18 Nov 2011 - 8 Jan 2012 Flights *


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''Waterloo Exit Two'', a short play presented as part of Paines Plough's Wild Lunch season at the Young Vic in 2003.


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ARCA along with the Art Travelling Scholarship, which he was unable to take up because of the outbreak of war. '''The Bishop Gore School''' is a secondary school in Swansea in south Wales, founded on 14 September 1682 by Hugh Gore (1613–1691), Bishop of Waterford and Lismore. It is situated close to the A4216 (A4216 road), Singleton Park and the Swansea University. Currently placed in highest level "Band 1" by the Welsh Assembly based on past performance, with a score of 12 it makes Bishop Gore School the second highest ranked school in Wales. ren_cost location


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?p_id 1126&st swansea Swansea Glamorgan through time Local history overview for the place There were three major extensions to the boundaries of the borough, first in 1835, when Morriston, St Thomas (St Thomas, Swansea), Landore, St John-juxta-Swansea, and part of Llansamlet parish were added, and again in 1889 when areas around Cwmbwrla and Trewyddfa were included, and in 1918 when the borough was enlarged to include the whole of the ancient parish of Swansea

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'''Swansea''' ( making it the second most populous local authority area (List of Welsh principal areas by population) in Wales after Cardiff. During its 19th-century industrial heyday, Swansea was a key centre of the copper industry, Swansea (Wales, United Kingdom) – Britannica Online Encyclopedia earning the nickname 'Copperopolis'. Hughes, S. (2000) ''Copperopolis: landscapes of the early industrial period in Swansea'' (Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales

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