Snippets for March

Our monthly look at events and happenings plus other interesting bits and bobs

FRIENDS OF THE CITY OF SWANSEA BOTANICAL GARDEN

APPEAL FOR NEW ENTRANCE GATES

Last month we told you about the appeal to raise funds for new gates to the Botanical Gardens in Singleton Park. The appeal is getting a good response, but many people are asking how they can donate if they can’t go on-line. To donate by cheque please make it out to FCSBC and send to FCSBC, The Nursery, Singleton Park, Sketty, Swansea, SA2 9DU.

You can also pledge online at www.spacehive.com/gateway


DIANE POWELL

ALONG THE WAY

Local poet Diane Powell has recently published her 6th book of poems, titled Along the Way. Diane writes for pleasure and says ‘I try to paint a picture in words and hope that people enjoy them’. Along the Way is available to purchase from Cover to Cover in Mumbles priced £5.99. Here is an extract…

Along the Way

Photographs can bring back

a hundred memories,

people and places, landscapes and scenery.

A click of the camera

Looking up, down, behind, before,

poetic images lingering in the air

like a favourite song.


 

SWANSEA – SALUTE TO A CITY

FLYING THE FLAG!

If there’s one thing our read-ers across our proud city can do . . . and with some gusto it is have a party. There have never been any half measures. With the city in its 50th year flag-bedecked Miers Street, Port Tennant, was just one of countless locations that was determined to celebrate the Investiture of the Prince of Wales in style as this colourful image shows. The picture is one of more than 300 in the book, Swansea – Salute to a city, the latest by David Roberts. It captures many fantastic glimpses of Swansea in the past as well as offering candid shots of the social side of all our lives down the last half a century.

For details on how to obtain a copy of a great gift which offers 50 years of city life in its 176 pages visit www.bryngoldbooks.com or phone 01639 643961.


 

 

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