It's the biggest indoor market in Wales - and now officially the best in Britain
Swansea Market has been named the UK's best by the National Association of
British Market Authorities.
It’s the largest of its kind in Wales, famous for its saltmarsh lamb, fresh Gower cockles and laverbread - now Swansea’s famous indoor market has been named the best in the UK.
In an award ceremony in Birmingham, Swansea Market beat off more than 80 others to be named Great Britain’s best large indoor market by NABMA – the National Association of British Market Authorities.
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EXTINCTION REBELLION PROTEST SWANSEA CITY
Today we feature Jon Jones who is a Close Up Magician. Jon is based in Llanelli but is a regular in Oxford Street, Swansea City demonstrating his wonderful magic card tricks to Swansea shoppers.
Jon has made a video profile of some of the amazing card tricks he uses on his pitch near Marks & Spencers, so to add some magic to your event contact Jon for more information.
CLOSE UP MAGICIAN
As striking schoolchildren take to the streets and Extinction Rebellion brings global capitals to a standstill, the climate emergency has well and truly moved to the centre of public debate.
And when smoke from Australian wildfires obscures the sun in New Zealand – more than a thousand miles away – while Jakarta is swamped by unprecedented rainfall, the effects have never been more visible.
Worldwide economic stress and damage from natural disasters in 2018 totalled US$ 165 billion – half of which was uninsured. Yet even these catastrophic events do not fully express the extent of environmental risk facing the world today.
The first reference to a ‘NO SIGN BAR’ the custom house with a double cellar for bonding purposes, owned by a Mr Richard Gwynn, can be found in a document of 1690. The NO SIGN BAR has since continued its trade and has been responsible for the supply of fine wines, spirits, sherries, ports and ales to many generation of Swansea folk.
Over the centuries it has been altered and extended many times and it is this electric mix of period styles that makes this historic bar so unique.
Dylan Thomas, who worked only a few doors up from the ‘NO SIGN BAR’ was a regular visitor. In his short story in entitled ‘the followers’ he refers to it as the ‘The Wine Faults’ and renamed salubrious passage on which the ’NO SIGN BAR’ stands as ‘PARADISE ALLEY.’
The ‘NO SIGN BAR’ today remains the only original bar in both name and design on one of Swansea’s historically interesting streets.
The Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency vehicles will be out and about the Swansea and district areas looking for un-licensed vehicles soon. If they find one, then on goes the dreaded clamp. And it will cost you hundreds of pounds to get it off as well as a hefty fine. Is it worth it?
The iconic Oystermouth footbridge has been removed to make way for a new futuristic bridge that will connect a 3500 seat arena on the south of Oystermouth Road to St. Davids shopping mall on the north.
ICONIC FOOTBRIDGE REMOVED
WALES CELEBRATE ST DAVID’S DAY
Two French Gendarmes join in the fun as Swansea City celebrate St. David's Day.