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The South Wales Cottage Exhibition and the building of Townhill and Mayhill

Swansea's role at the forefront of Garden City design in Wales.

Townhill and Mayhill

A hundred years ago, in an age when many of the poorest families lived in cramped, unsuitable slums, Swansea took an innovative approach to the design of affordable rented housing. The result was the building of a garden city estate on Townhill and Mayhill.

Read more about the conditions the poorer families lived in and how the council responded

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