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Wind Street



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    • Wind Street through The AgesWind Street was one of the primary streets of medieval times and had amarket at its west end, in the area that is now Castle Square.Many years ago in 1869 Wind Street was a completely different placeto what it is now. So many of its businesses had to be relocated outsidethe area.Victorian TimesHotels and shops were built in the Victorian era. During Victorian TimesSwansea became a popular place for visitors. The word Salubriousmeans beneficial to health or well-being and it was a salubrious placewhere large lodging houses were built for visitors to stay and enjoytherapeutic sea-bathing.Natalie Shellam 24/11/2010 1
    • Second World WarTransport in Swansea was a particular issue with the city rapidlyexpanding. In 1870 a group of businessmen built the Swanseatramways to carry passengers.During World War II a group of American GIs who were stationed inSwansea visited the Adelphi Pub on Wind Street. One of the GIs wasdrinking milk and an Australian GI also stationed in Swansea started tomake fun of him, saying he wasn’t strong enough to drink alcohol.Unfortunately he had chosen to harass Rocky Marciano who went onto floor him in a single punch! Rocky eventually became the world’sgreatest heavyweight boxer.A single punch!Rocky eventually became the world’s greatest heavyweight boxer.During what became known as the “Three Nights Blitz” Swansea citycentre was bombed in 1941. Forty one acres which included 857properties were ruined beyond repair. Only a few buildings on WindStreet survived, this includes the No Sign Wine Bar and the Old PostOffice.Natalie Shellam 24/11/2010 2
    • Present DaySalubrious Place developed to include Asper’s Casino, Vuecinema, hotels and restaurants. It is now a place for leisureand entertainment. People gather together on weekendsfor special occasions such as office parties, work nights out,hen nights etc: or even just a good night out on the tiles. Atweekends the police close Wind Street off to stop cars goingup and down there because it is too dangerous for revellers.Natalie Shellam 24/11/2010 3
    • Swansea Population Swansea Population 1871 - 2009 250,000 200,000 150,000 Population 100,000 50,000 0 1871 1891 1901 1931 1941 1971 2001 2009This chart shows the increase of population in Swansea since 1871, andtherefore shows how all areas of Swansea, including Wind Street,became more popular.Natalie Shellam 24/11/2010 4
    • Wind Street TimelineSwansea Tramway built through Wind Street 1870 Sir Henry Hussey Vivian Statue 1886 erected in Wind StreetThe old Post Office was built onthe site of the old Mack worthArms Hotel 1901 1937 The Tramways closedSwansea was bombed 1941 1969 Swansea became a cityNatalie Shellam 24/11/2010 5
    • Sourceswikipedia.orgwww.welshwales.co.ukwww.swanseaheritage.netGeography.org.ukwww.bbc.co.ukwww.swansea.gov.ukwww.localhistories.org/swanseatime.htmlNatalie Shellam 24/11/2010 6