Restoration work is in its halfway stage on the long-awaited development on the Mumbles Pier. The multi-million-pound pier project began in earnest on June 1st and will be completed by the end of the year.
The reconstruction will cost £3.2 million and will see the installation of additional decking, designed to enlarge the amount of public space nearer the foreshore.
Construction crews have moved period Victorian features for storage and refurbishment, ahead of partial demolition of the pier.
The original columns supporting the pier and installed in 1898, however, are still deemed up to the job and will remain in place.
Time Lapse with the
GoPro Hero 7 Black
5 miles in 2 minutes
This video is about The Red Arrows itinerary for 2019 which includes a visit to the Wales Air Show at Swansea Bay on the 6th and 7th July 2019.
THE RED ARROWS ARE BACK
Training Ship Royalist on a visit to Swansea Docks
On a four day visit from Cornwall to Swansea harbour was the training ship Royalist. The two masted sailing ship is 76 feet 6 inches long and is equipped with two Perkins diesel engines.
There are 8 permanent members of crew who instruct the embarked cadets on a weekly basis and also carry out the maintenance/winter refit. These are the Captain, Sailing Master, Engineer, Coxswain, Boatswain, cook and 2 watch officers(adult supervisors) and for longer trips like tall ships races they also embark a Third watch Keeper.
Almost every week of the year, 24 Sea Cadets, Combined Cadet Forces and a single week of Air Cadets from all over the UK, join the ship and spend the week on board working as part of the crew. Many different parts of the UK & France are visited, sailing from her home berth in Gosport to Southampton, Poole, Cherbourg, St Helier, Brest and the Isle of Wight.
Cadets can gain various qualifications when they complete a week on board TS 'Royalist'. Mainly Offshore Hand 1 and Offshore Hand 2
Swansea Pride 2019
Over a thousand marchers filled the city's street with a riot of colour, sequins, and rainbow flags on a beautiful summers day. Hundreds of people laughed, danced, and handed out leaflets at the event to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues on Saturday.
Elliott King, chairman of Swansea Pride, said he thought the number of marchers – estimated to be more than a thousand – was a record.
Nia Jermin, vice chairman of Swansea Pride, said: "It's just brilliant to have a celebration for the LGBT+ community that's in the spirit of the city centre.
The parade started in Wind Street headed by the Lord Mayor of Swansea City, Councilor David Phillips and Council leader Rob Stewart, they were accompanied by a Victorian Policeman, Sgt Paul William Harris, and Allen Hill in his naval uniform representing the Swansea re-enactment groups.
There was a small disturbance on the Kingsway as two protesters stood in front of the parade with their banners. One of the protesters lay on the road, and the march stopped. The police were there, and with the security they carried the protester onto the pavement.
The parade ended at the National Waterfront Museum Green, a temporary stage provided entertainment for the afternoon and well into the evening.
Around the perimeter of the green was an array of vans selling all kinds of hot delicious food from countries around the world. A disco in a marque was on hand to pump out the music for the rest of the evening.
Bank holiday Monday drew hundreds of people to Singleton Park for a fun day out for all the fun of the fair, classic and vintage cars, lorry's and buses, and with lots of entertainment from the Swansea Sound Roadshow. Plenty of delicious food if you like to rough it to eat and a mobile alcoholic bar to quench that thirst.
WALES ON WHEELS
Another success for The Glamorgan Constabulary Police Re-enactment Group at the 'Wales on Wheels' event on Saturday in Swansea City.
We set up our mobile Victorian Jail with Andrew Macfetters as the prisoner and me Paul William Harris as the sergeant looking after him.
We were swamped all day long with photo shoots of the children and parents in and on the steps outside where they tried on Victorian police hats.
Alongside us on display was the 1803 Pendarren Loco which chugged up and down the 100-meter track for the visitors all day long.
Also on display were vintage/classic cars, buses, lorry's that have been beautifully restored.
Military displays in bell tents and tables outside in the sunshine showed artifacts of that era. There were four stunning horses with their riders in army uniforms as well.
This event took place on the National Waterfront Museum Green in Swansea City.