old Guilhall, Swansea, Wales

old Guildhall, Swansea, Wales

circa 1900

Swansea's third Guildhall at the turn of the century. Built originally in 1825, it was superseded as city hall in 1934. Today, the old Guildhall stands within the Maritime Quarter, converted in 1995 to the National Literature Centre of Wales, or "The Dylan Thomas Centre". The large canon visible on the left of the picture was a relic of the Napoleonic wars. It was melted down in order to help the British "war effort" during the First World War.