HistoryPoints News

Jan 3, 2013

Copper load of this in Swansea

Boat-owners have enjoyed mooring in Swansea Marina for the past 31 years, but not all may realise the facility ...

owes its existence to Swansea's extraordinary boom in copper smelting and coal mining. Not one but two docks were built, in quick succession, in the mid 19th century to cope with rapid industrial expansion in the region. Now boat-owners, walkers and anyone else in that area can read the story of Swansea's South Dock by scanning the HistoryPoints QR codes alongside the lists of tide and lock times (posted outside the Marina offices and by the Trawler Road shower block). Or by clicking here