Swansea/Abertawe news and chat

Discussion in 'Wales/Cymru' started by Brockway, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    Its the Naples of the North!

    Its years since I was in Abertawe, and god knows its got its bad points, but the bay is lovely, the University campus is great and it is close to the Mumbles.
     
  2. RubberBuccaneer

    RubberBuccaneer Hedd Wyn

    Have you got a lovely accent then ( I loves it ) :oops:
     
  3. LilMissHissyFit

    LilMissHissyFit Disturbed in a pink bra

    I dont know :confused: :p I can do one though :p
     
  4. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    we followed a similar path in swansea, i lived in blackpill (clyne hall) then mumbles (well newton) and finally uplands (cymdonkin terrace) left there in 88 but very fond memories of the place...mumbles was a great place to go out in, and the gower is beautiful, went on holiday there a few years ago and had a great time
     
  5. llantwit

    llantwit 

    I was talking about mumbles ;) .
    Mozarts is an experience. Very strange and wonderful place for an after-hours pint. Had a few mad nights end up there.
     
  6. llantwit

    llantwit 

    Clyne was a bit mad, eh? I quite liked it there apart from having to put on a fucking black cloak to go and eat. Fucked me off a treat that did.
    Lovely park,though. They're turning the castle into flats now, I think.
     
  7. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    i didn't eat with all the cloaks :D ate with the plebs in the other place
    clyne was strange, i lived in the castle, just below the attic, one year was enough in that place though, some people loved it and stayed 3 years
     
  8. LilMissHissyFit

    LilMissHissyFit Disturbed in a pink bra

    My mate had her wedding reception in the castle :)
     
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  9. cymrukid

    cymrukid We're The Mountain People

    Why hasn't anyone mentioned the Uplands Diner and its infamous 'Beast.' Had a crack at eating it when I was in uni there and could hardly walk with how full I was, and I didn't even make a dent in it!

    And the Rhyddings, awesome good value pub food, and right up the road from me my old place on Marlborough Road.
     
  10. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    i used to love rissole and chips at the chippie on newton road :)

    and is the adam and eve still going? used to be a class boozer
     
  11. nwnm

    nwnm total fucking user!

    "They only made it a city to stop the inbreds fucking whinging" And to stop those bloody northeners getting city status ;)
     
  12. King Biscuit Time

    King Biscuit Time Well-Known Member

    They stitch you up big time with that brekkie, because you've got to finish it off to get it for free, but they pack it out with bread (4 toast, 4 Fried Bread, 4 Bread and butter) to make sure you'll never get anywhere near!
     
  13. Strumpet

    Strumpet gypsy girl

    I adore Swansea but I'm biased being a Swansea Jack throo n throo. Has its bad points like most places, but, generally, it's fab!

    Mumbles
    Gower
    Mozarts! (had a few mad nights there myself)
    Monkeyyyyyyy (rocks mostly, chilllllllled, friendly, loving it)

    I live just above the city, my living room view is amazing. And on drunken nights I can crawl home in 5 mins! :D
     
  14. LilMissHissyFit

    LilMissHissyFit Disturbed in a pink bra

    we used to go on there on the mitch in the 5th year of school.
     
  15. Techno303

    Techno303 Repatriated

    What? The Rhyddings! ;)
     
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  16. cymrukid

    cymrukid We're The Mountain People

    yeah, but it was always more of a macho bullshit endurance test than an attempt at a free meal
     
  17. Snorkelboy

    Snorkelboy A fish is not just 4 xmas

    I've been here since 92 and I still love it.

    Monkey is not as good as it used to be , but it's by far the best night out around here.

    Haven't been to Mozarts for years, but last I heard they were trying to make it an expensive members only thing.

    Anyone remember the Dub club when it was in the Coach house basement - or the Yum Yum club when it was just up the road in the function sweet? Superb nights.
     
  18. Strumpet

    Strumpet gypsy girl

    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee just had a fun night in The Office then Monkey. :D
     
  19. fishtail

    fishtail Harpo's busy fingers

    Random quote from a Cardiff born and bred mate of mine while we were driving down to Swansea.

    "What's Abertawe like? never been there"
     
  20. zog

    zog wants to be an aardvark


    It's full of jacks as well
     
  21. 2 Hardcore

    2 Hardcore mad old bat

    Live in Cardiff but have been working in Swansea since December; it's a nice place to work............ but haven't been shopping or socialising there for years. Last time I was on the razzle in Swansea (9 or 10 years ago), we were at Escape (chav/townie central) and then went to a little after-club place next door (even worse!).

    One thing I have noticed about Swansea is the number of barried-up cars - never seen so many in one city (and I thought Bristol was bad!).
     
  22. RubberBuccaneer

    RubberBuccaneer Hedd Wyn

    Moustaches and Mushes
     
  23. Brockway

    Brockway New Member

    Positive experiences only. No knee-jerk football-related anti-jackery purrlease.

    The women are fitter (CZJ for instance) and their accents are better than ours. The Headcase Ladz are from Swansea and they were doing comedy hip hop before GLC. Less English people in Swansea.
     
  24. LilMissHissyFit

    LilMissHissyFit Disturbed in a pink bra

    nah the uplands diner, although the rhyddings became the haunt after that :D
     
  25. Trufflepig

    Trufflepig Believes it's not butter!

    Living in Swansea too, yep my ambition died ;)

    It's been gorgeous today, a much needed reminder of why I'm still here, cycling on the front, wandering around the new museum, gallery, monkey, fell asleep on beach. I reckon Swansea has improved imessurably over the last 3 years, the music / literature scene has really taken off. Though its mostly connected with Ty Llen, Uplands Tav, Brunswick and Monkey. Truly Swansea is not a city, but a collection of villages connected by gossip - not the town to get up to mischief in.
     
  26. LilMissHissyFit

    LilMissHissyFit Disturbed in a pink bra

    I completely agree with that, a city with a village mentality- most definitely
    The students dont get into any of that becuase they seem to have their own community which is pretty seperate from the one that people who are raised or settle long term there experience
    I think thats why students rave about it and people who grew up there either love it and never leave or get the hell out first opportunity, amongst everyone I know from school they either fall into one category or another
     
  27. Funki mamma

    Funki mamma ..still shakin' dat tush!

    Well...I grew up in Swansea....got the fuck out in '84. I was 25 then, and Ive still got my accent. I remember some mad mental times there. Dirty Dora's, The coach, the Tenby. I was in a band there for a few years, '78-'80ish.

    *goes all misty eyed*

    I knew some brilliant amazing people, most did leave.

    A bunch of us moved to a squat in Brixton. Best move ever I reckon. :cool:
     
  28. Karac

    Karac Mae Hen Wlad Fy Mamau

    Lived in Swansea for about 2 years-in Uplands-really enjoyed it.
    Seems a bit more "Welsh" than Cardiff- whatever that means-people are lot more friendly and down to earth.
    Lots of Majic mushrooms available in the fields around Singleton :mad:
    Used to go to Cinderellas a lot -god knows why it was shite.
     
  29. LilMissHissyFit

    LilMissHissyFit Disturbed in a pink bra

    same crowds as me only I was 10-15 years behind you. The uplands Tav was a laugh ( esp when the stooodents werent there) too :D
    Coach has gone now its the picthers and wankery or some such shite
    I walked past it a few weeks ago and felt really sad :(
     
  30. CharlieAddict

    CharlieAddict nekomimi rocks!!!

    when i read this swansea thread, i'm expecting someone to shout:

    "oi mush, have you got a light like?"

    add 'like' to end of every sentence and you're a local again.

    yeah, i went on a bender a few years ago and was saddened it was gone. took a few friends from london down there back in 95 and they couldn't believe such a place could ever exist!

    to enjoy swansea i have to remind myself that it;s dull and simple. that i shouldn' expect any life changing experiences but rather, the odd memory on why i left this godforsaken village (posing as a multicultural city) in the first place.
     

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