Hi,  My name was Pennie Adcroft and my dad worked at SWS from 1947 to 1954 and 1956 to 1966.  I have lots of photos and once i get my scanner working properly will scan them in

Ron Harding
8/16/2013 03:28:38 am

I just came across your site. I feel like I grew up with the switchgear, my father was the boiler man there for twenty five years. My sister and I have many happy memories of the Christmas parties and the famous sleigh. My father was Royston Harding from Tredegar he is on the far right of the entry titled ( Robert Campbell SWS Maintenance Dept. on left with two unknown faces). Thanks for the memory
Ron Harding

Douglas harries
7/9/2017 03:45:14 am

Hi my father worked there for 30 years his name was griff harries did any of you know him

Dan Williams
6/12/2019 10:10:36 am

I spent my childhood living on the Springfield Estate in the !950's - mid 60's and remember us kids fording the river (when low) to get through the back fence on Sundays when things were quiet and raiding the skips of waste looking for ball-bearings and bits of metal tubing or anything we could use on construction projects - we never considered it stealing and did the same in rail wagons that used to sit in sidings at Pentwynmawr.
Happy Days


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    Hi I am Colin Watkins an Alumni of "the Switch". I have some fond memories of the old place and I am sure that you have too. Send me your memories or comments and share! You  can email me at colinwatkinsis@gmail.com