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century heavy

''. Routledge 20th century Through the 20th century, heavy industries in the town declined, leaving the Lower Swansea Valley filled with derelict works and mounds of waste products from them. The Lower Swansea Valley Scheme (which still continues) reclaimed much of the land. The present Enterprise Zone (Swansea Enterprise Park) was the result and, of the many original docks, only those outside the city continue to work as docks; North Dock is now Parc Tawe and South Dock became the Marina (Maritime Quarter). right thumb High Street in 1915 (File:High Street Swansea the palace.png) Little city-centre evidence, beyond parts of the road layout, remains from medieval Swansea; its industrial importance made it the target of bombing, known as the Blitz in World War II, and the centre was flattened completely. The city has three Grade One listed buildings, these being the Guildhall (Guildhall, Swansea), Swansea Castle and the Morriston Tabernacle. City and County of Swansea – Listed building index Whilst the city itself has a long history, many of the city centre buildings are post-war as much of the original centre was destroyed by World War II bombing (Swansea Blitz) on the 19, 20 and 21 February 1941 (the 'Three Nights Blitz').

play running

science-fiction (Science fiction on television) series ''Doctor Who'', working on its first three series. Her own writing work includes two ''Doctor Who'' stories and episodes of spin-off series ''Torchwood''. Her non science-fiction work includes ''Cake'', a fifteen-minute television short for BBC One's ''Brief Encounters'' strand shown in May 2006, and a sixty-minute play ''Running Away with the Hairdresser'' for BBC Radio 4, broadcast in June 2005. For the theatre she has written ''Waterloo Exit Two'', a short play presented as part of Paines Plough's Wild Lunch season at the Young Vic in 2003.

traditional agricultural

the prominent Cefn Bryn. The traditional agricultural landscape consists in a patchwork of fields characterised by walls, stone-faced banks and hedgerows. Valleys cut through the peninsula and contain rich deciduous woodland.

videos made

Festival. BeyondTV is annual event organised by Undercurrents to showcase the best of activism filmmakers. Swansea has also hosted the annual Swansea Bay Film Festival, where past-winning directors have included Gareth Evans, Anthony James, Alun D Pughe and Andrew Jones (Andrew Jones (filmmaker)). In 2010 Swansea Telly, an internet based video channel for Swansea, launched to showcase videos made by local people. Representation in the media Swansea has been

industry hit

Hospital cash from Hollywood icon work BBC News date 3 October 2007 accessdate 2008-10-01 Pontypool still has a passenger rail link, but as the main Cardiff - Crewe line skirts the town it is well over a mile from the town centre. Pontypool Road as it was originally known, became a major and important junction, engine shed and marshalling yard, but the decline of the railways after the war, combined with the run-down of the mining industry, hit the area badly and all

acclaimed musical

of Venice '' and Dylan Thomas's ''Under Milk Wood''. In 2005, he directed the critically acclaimed musical, ''Amazing Grace'', at Swansea Grand Theatre and the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, and the dual Welsh and English language productions of ''Hamlet', with the same cast, at The Swansea Grand and Cardiff's New Theatre. The new Welsh Language translation by Gareth Mile was commissioned by the Arts Council of Wales. Bogdanov returned to musical theatre in 2009, directing The Thorn Birds

culture contribution

and west. The most densely populated region in the south-west of the United Kingdom, it is home to around 2.1 million people . and includes the capital city of Cardiff (population approximately 324,800), as well as Swansea and Newport. The Brecon Beacons national park

past performance

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

home ties

Scarlets in Rugby Union. Swansea City A.F.C. moved from the Vetch Field to the new Liberty Stadium at the start of the 2005–2006 season, winning promotion to League One in their final year at their old stadium. The team presently play in the Premier League, after being promoted during the 2010 11 season. The Football Association of Wales has decided that for the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, Wales would play all of their home ties at either the Cardiff City Stadium or the Liberty

treatment works

provides drinking water supply and wastewater services to Swansea. There is a water treatment works at Crymlyn Burrows. Reservoirs which supply Swansea include the Cray reservoir and the Lliw Reservoirs, which are operated by Welsh Water. The Local Gas Distribution company is Wales and West Utilities. Public order There was a high rate of car crime during the 1990s. The BBC has described Swansea as a "black spot for car crime",


'''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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