South West Wales Connected Blog

Meet the group working to transform Briton Ferry’s historical floating dock

Meet the group working to transform Briton Ferry’s historical floating dock

Briton Ferry’s floating dock is a site of significant local historical importance – and now a group of enthusiasts ...
Meet the man who kept Wales’ railways commercially on track

Meet the man who kept Wales’ railways commercially on track

In his latest book, John Davies, a veteran of Wales’ railways, reflects on his long commercial career selling rail travel for everything from regular passenger to pedigree corgis and flowers for London markets. Here he shares some of his memories.
The story behind Fishguard’s famous New Year’s Eve street party

The story behind Fishguard’s famous New Year’s Eve street party

The Fishguard New Year’s Eve Street Party is one of the UK’s top New Year’s Eve parties, drawing 4000 people to ...
How HaverHub is bringing big events and community connection to Haverfordwest

How HaverHub is bringing big events and community connection to Haverfordwest

Over the past few years, HaverHub has had a huge impact on Haverfordwest, providing community connection and ...
Meet the UWTSD students exploring our rail network

Meet the UWTSD students exploring our rail network

A group of International Travel and Tourism students from UWTSD took a trip to Milford Haven by rail earlier this month.
Meet Jim the Bookstall, ready to retire after 62 years

Meet Jim the Bookstall, ready to retire after 62 years

After 62 years running the station bookstall at Haverfordwest Railway Station, Jim the Bookstall is getting ready ...
Riding the West Wales trails

Riding the West Wales trails

A new electric bike hire company is taking cyclists off the beaten track to discover the best scenery in West ...
Newport Food Festival: A Celebration of Local and Sustainable Food

Newport Food Festival: A Celebration of Local and Sustainable Food

This year, from October 29th to November 4th, Newport will be hosting its annual Food Festival – a week-long ...
Meet the people transforming a graveyard for the community

Meet the people transforming a graveyard for the community

One of the recipients of our Changemakers funding is The Llansamlet Graveyard Community Garden, which is doing amazing things for locals and wildlife. We caught up with project manager David Rooke to hear the latest news.
A feast of food in Fishguard

A feast of food in Fishguard

The first-ever Fishguard Bay Food and Drinks Festival takes place this month. We caught up with the organisers to find out what’s in store.
The fabulous new café beside Ferryside Railway Station

The fabulous new café beside Ferryside Railway Station

Not so long ago, Catrin Davies-Harding was a business advisor. Now she’s running a charming new café beside Ferryside Railway Station. We went along for a coffee.
A place that changed the world: a visit to Neath Abbey Ironworks

A place that changed the world: a visit to Neath Abbey Ironworks

Neath Abbey Ironworks is a unique and beautiful historic site. Peter Richards, secretary of The Friends of Neath Abbey Iron Company, gave us a guided tour.
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