Wind Street

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Wind Street

  1. 1. Natalie Shellam 24/11/2010 1 Wind Street through The Ages Wind Street was one of the primary streets of medieval times and had a market at its west end, in the area that is now Castle Square. Many years ago in 1869 Wind Street was a completely different place to what it is now. So many of its businesses had to be relocated outside the area. Victorian Times Hotels and shops were built in the Victorian era. During Victorian Times Swansea became a popular place for visitors. The word 'Salubrious' means beneficial to health or well-being and it was a salubrious place where large lodging houses were built for visitors to stay and enjoy therapeutic sea-bathing.
  2. 2. Natalie Shellam 24/11/2010 2 Second World War Transport in Swansea was a particular issue with the city rapidly expanding. In 1870 a group of businessmen built the Swansea tramways to carry passengers. During World War II a group of American GIs who were stationed in Swansea visited the Adelphi Pub on Wind Street. One of the GIs was drinking milk and an Australian GI also stationed in Swansea started to make fun of him, saying he wasn’t strong enough to drink alcohol. Unfortunately he had chosen to harass Rocky Marciano who went on to floor him in a single punch! Rocky eventually became the world’s greatest heavyweight boxer. A single punch! Rocky eventually became the world’s greatest heavyweight boxer. During what became known as the “Three Nights Blitz” Swansea city centre was bombed in 1941. Forty one acres which included 857 properties were ruined beyond repair. Only a few buildings on Wind Street survived, this includes the No Sign Wine Bar and the Old Post Office.
  3. 3. Natalie Shellam 24/11/2010 3 Present Day Salubrious Place developed to include Asper’s Casino, Vue cinema, hotels and restaurants. It is now a place for leisure and entertainment. People gather together on weekends for special occasions such as office parties, work nights out, hen nights etc: or even just a good night out on the tiles. At weekends the police close Wind Street off to stop cars going up and down there because it is too dangerous for revellers.
  4. 4. Natalie Shellam 24/11/2010 4 Swansea Population Swansea Population 1871 - 2009 0 50,000 100,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 1871 1891 1901 1931 1941 1971 2001 2009 Population This chart shows the increase of population in Swansea since 1871, and therefore shows how all areas of Swansea, including Wind Street, became more popular.
  5. 5. Natalie Shellam 24/11/2010 5 Wind Street Timeline Swansea Tramway built through Wind Street 1870 1886 Sir Henry Hussey Vivian Statue erected in Wind Street The old Post Office was built on the site of the old Mack worth Arms Hotel 1901 1937 The Tramways closed Swansea was bombed 1941 1969 Swansea became a city
  6. 6. Natalie Shellam 24/11/2010 6 Sources wikipedia.org www.welshwales.co.uk www.swanseaheritage.net Geography.org.uk www.bbc.co.uk www.swansea.gov.uk www.localhistories.org/swanseatime.html

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