Articles

July 2016

Editor’s Choice

Editor Lesley Williams shares details of some of her favourite local shops

Azure Each month I trot down Newton Road dropping off magazines to our regular advertisers and so it was on one of these jaunts that I discovered a little bit of heaven. Azure is a silk lover’s paradise. Step over

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July 2016

Reader Feedback

The Three Night Blitz Remembered

  Regular reader Charlotte Thomas got in touch after reading about the Three Night Blitz in the February issue of TheBAY. Her grandfather Haydn Thomas has many memories of this time and Charlotte felt that unless these reminiscences are documented,

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July 2016

Crime and Punishment

with Charles Wilson Watkins

Charles is a researcher and family historian. If you would like Charles to help you with tracing YOUR family ancestry please contact him at swanseafamilyhistory@yahoo.co.uk.   LAST MONTH CHARLES LOOKED AT INFORMATION GATHERED FROM POLICE RECORDS; HE TURNS HIS ATTENTION THIS MONTH TO

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Liam Motoring July 2016

McLaren 570 GT

Motoring with Liam Bird

24 Hours on the Island of Eternal Spring Certain invitations are simply too good to refuse.  “Would you care to join us…?” read McLaren Automotive’s email “for the launch of our all-new 570GT next week. We’ll be based at the

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July 2016

June events round up

Classic Motors with Ashley Lovering

ASHLEY PROVIDES A BRIEF UPDATE ON TWO OF HIS EVENTS THAT TOOK PLACE IN JUNE The Coracle classic vehicle road run took place on Saturday 18th of June with vehicles of various size, type and age arriving at the Civic

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Liam Motoring July 2016

BMW i8

Motoring with Liam Bird

She blinded me with science “An electric motor can stir anything but the soul” If my memory serves me correctly (it sometimes doesn’t so apologies in advance) that quote comes from Stephen Bayley’s brilliant book Death Drive. In it, as

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July 2016

WESTMINSTER NEWS

BYRON DAVIES, CONSERVATIVE MP FOR GOWER TOOK HIS SEAT IN PARLIAMENT LAST YEAR. HERE HE TELLS US ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCES IN WESTMINSTER

  Just over a year ago, I stepped off a train in Paddington and headed to the Palace of Westminster to take my seat as the newly elected Conservative MP for Gower. Arriving at this awe inspiring building – the

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July 2016

Dig It with Fulke Andel

GARDENING ADVICE FOR THE NEW (AND NOT SO NEW) GARDENER

June has been a month of contrasts; from glorious sunshine to horrendous downpours in a matter of moments. However, according to our weather forecasting friends, July is often one of the hottest months of the year and a great time

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July 2016

SWANSEA CATS PROTECTION

has been looking at some cat-chy, cat-chphrases that are in common, and some not so common use

  CAT SAYINGS The cat has infiltrated our language more than we realise. Here are some examples: Bell the cat: To undertake to do something dangerous. Cat around (slang): To seek aimlessly for amusement. Let the cat out of the

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July 2016

Snippets

Interesting bits and bobs and upcoming events

SWANSEA-MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS! JUST THE TICKET Time was when if you wanted to go anywhere in Swansea you went with The Transport. South Wales Transport to be precise, the bus company that carried the people of Swansea far

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June 2016

Big Boys’ Toys

BAY Motors with Ashley Lovering

1973 MG BGT 3500cc V8 Back in the late 1960s I bought my first MG. It was the latest model, a BGT finished in Damascus Red. Up to the minute, its features included opening doors and tailgate, suspension, glass and

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June 2016

Everything is pixelated

BAY Apple help...with STEVE PARIS

The column that focuses on providing help, top advice and news about your Apple devices, namely Macs, iPhones and iPads. Please send any questions to Steve via the contact details below. 
Q: Why is there no way to search for

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