The 'ugly, lovely' city turns 50
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'Ugly, lovely' Swansea celebrates 50 years of city status

Swansea is celebrating 50 years since becoming a city.

Prince Charles stood on the steps of Swansea Guildhall to confirm its new status on 3 July 1969.

"The Queen has asked me to tell you that it is her intention to declare Swansea a city," he told the crowds.

Swansea began campaigning to be recognised as Wales' first city in the early 19th Century.

  • 03 Jul 2019
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