Monday, August 07, 2017


Our weekly date day was double-barrelled last week. In the morning we popped along to the 1940s Swansea Bay Museum where we were greeted by a man in flat cap playing a ukele. He was delighted to accept our donation: my mum's WAAF jacket, modelled in the photo by Flight Sergeant Hinds.
The museum is a small family-and-volunteer-run affair but is excellent nevertheless. It covers most aspects of life in Swansea in the 1940s and despite the rather tatty accommodation does it very well.
air raid shelter rules
I was rather disturbed to learn that animals weren't allowed in the air raid shelters. It makes sense as there could be fifteen to twenty people taking refuge in just one very small shelter but still ...

The make-do-and-mend attitude covered everything including this wedding dress made from parachute silk. And I have to admit I probably use the equivalent of one week's ration of butter on a slice of fresh bread.
In the afternoon, well away from air raids, we took George to Penllergaer woods.

The woods were originally under the ownership of local gentry but over time became very over-grown and forgotten untila trust was formed, money raised and immense improvements made, making it a delightful and popular place for a walk.

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