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Snips 1Hats certainly seemed to have been the order of the day at least with the fashion conscious women members of the congregation of Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, Townhill, who took their chairs out into the street to witness the official opening of their new church building nearly 56 years ago on Saturday, June 25, 1960.  It seems there wasn’t much traffic about back then.

The picture is just one of the many snapshots in time to be found in the 18th book in consecutive years to result from the picture gathering of former Swansea journalist, author and publisher David Roberts. For details on how to obtain a copy of the book, visit or phone 01639 643961. David is now compiling this year’s volume and is appealing for anyone with photographs to contact him as soon as possible on the number above.

Members of Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, Townhill during the official opening ceremony of their new building, 0n Saturday, June 25, 1960.




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