Swansea’s Earliest Open Spaces

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Swansea’s numerous parks are nowadays enjoyed by many without thought of the struggles involved to establish them.

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Swansea’s numerous parks are nowadays enjoyed by many without thought of the struggles involved to establish them.

Victorian patriarchs like George Grant Francis and William Thomas o Lan, and the parks they created, are described in this 1995 book by J. Alun Owen.

Softback, 88 pages, with black and white illustrations.

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Weight 0.230 kg
Dimensions 21.6 × 15.4 × 5.5 cm

1 review for Swansea’s Earliest Open Spaces

  1. Robert Treharne Jones (verified owner)

    I bought this book expecting more of a social history than an academic dissertation, so the style is rather dry and lacking in colour.
    It’s an entirely factual account of the development of Swansea’s earliest parks during the nineteenth century, but it would benefit from better quality imagery and perhaps some photos comparing past and present.
    A few detailed maps to reflect the finer points of discussion, such as the options for Jersey Park, would also have been helpful, as would enlarging the minute font used for the quotes which I suspect was simply a space-saving exercise.

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