Pros and Cons of living in Swansea after almost two years ...

Discussion in 'Wales/Cymru' started by William of Walworth, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    about Swansea yes, not about autism or any other slur
  2. stuart77

    stuart77 New Member

    Ok fine deleted sorry if it offended anyone
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  3. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    nice one
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  4. nathan80

    nathan80 New Member

    hi am a single dad of four black English with mixed white children I will be moving to sa1 from London sw15 I am throwing myself to a new way of life and to give my kids a different influence as my son of 15 is living with his mum and selling drugs with his mother's boyfriend. I do not want the same for my other kids so want a fresh start. I don't speak Welsh and hope me and my children would be welcomed in Swansea. I just want to know if we would be looked at as aliens lol and if i would live a peaceful life with no racism especially being black English carribean and my two boys and two girls mixed white. I care nothing if there's black people around just as long as I feel welcomed and my kids have a good influence in their life's. I just want the best for them and me and will do the same for my fellow neighborhood and people of Swansea. I hope you can give me some insights. thank you for your post and for listening.
  5. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    nathan80 : thanks for replying.

    I will need to give this some thought.

    Any answer I try and give will inevitably be complicated, being a former-London-dwelling incomer myself.

    However, you will very likely find that Swansea is great for schools and kids and family-friendly atmosphere (apologies for not knowing too much beyond that -- we're just a no-kids couple with 2 cats and a campervan here :D :oops: )

    Be aware that there are very few non-white people in Swansea, to an extreme extent compared to some similarly-sized UK cities. I doubt there'd be many (hopefully no) problems for you, and I hope not -- see the schools, etc point above.

    But 'the not too many BME folk about' point, which is obvious every time we go out, will definitely be a culture-shock from London! Even we find that, and we go to Bristol/Cardiff a lot too, where the contrast is far less apparant..

    Good luck with it all though, and I promise to try and reply some more when I've had more time to think about it properly :)
  6. phillm

    phillm Trolling through Life (TM)

  7. phillm

    phillm Trolling through Life (TM)

    In jbishop style I'm replying to myself - found this over on a copyright notice on kiwifarms - so 99% sure he has been amongst us...

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  8. Grandma Death

    Grandma Death Reconfiguring & Reconstructing

    Yeah this. There are some small pockets made up of the BME community but hardly anything sizeable. Having said that Ive moved recently from the predominantly white middle class area of south gower into the city centre more and Ive noticed lots of different nationalities

    Schools here range from good to excellent (with bishoptson the best school in wales) but you'll be outside of that catchment there.

    Swansea like some other sea side towns has a sizeable transient population worth. Coupled with seasonal work and the university theres a flow of people in and out of the area so you wont viewed as an 'outsider'

    Swansea is a city of contrasts-oh and it does have a bad drug problem in some areas.
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