Saturday, 15 August 2009

Window on Wales (1): Please don't let the Big Apple crumble...





The Big Apple,
a well-loved landmark in Swansea,
situated just above the Mumbles Pier.

The Big Apple was damaged last week when a car drove into it. There is talk that it may not be repaired and local people in the Swansea area are signing a petition to try to secure its future. It was built originally as an outlet for apple-flavoured drinks, I believe, and was expected to last a couple of years ... and that was about 80 years ago! If you have photographs of the Big Apple, you might consider sending them to a gallery site here.

Many people would cite 'Fern Hill' as their favourite Dylan Thomas poem. It would surely be a shame to allow the Big Apple to disappear from the home town of the poet who wrote such memorable lines about the apple boughs at Laugharne.

3 comments:

Michelle Johnson said...

these are great photos. i hope the petition is successful the big apple can be restored.

the big apple would be a great addition to Paintsville, KY because they have what's known as an Apple Day festival every October.

hope all is well. have a great day.

steven said...

hello caroline, there's a "big apple" not far from where i'll be riding tomorrow. similar idea. similar long history and connections that go beyond it being a place where money is made. it's part of the emotional topography of the community. i hope it stays!!! steven

Delwyn said...

Hello Caroline

I am one of Stevens's team

I am glad to have found you through Steven as I have been changed by blogging in this way too...I now stop and look and listen to all birds eager to learn about them and identify them.

I am in Qld Australia, so the birds are very different,

Happy days