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The Glance of Swansea at Hobart Australia – with men from Dinas aboard

This wonderful, undated* photograph was taken at Hobart, Tasmania and was found in Dinas Cross but the identity of the Master and crew is not known. A Captain David Thomas born 1854 in Dinas Cross was Master of the Glance … Continue reading

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Finden’s Splendid View of The Mumbles Rocks and Lighthouse

If you want to see Swansea as it was known by the many Dinas mariners who were apprenticed to masters from that port, have a look at a copy of ‘Finden’s Views of the Ports, Harbours, Coast Scenery and Watering Places … Continue reading

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Bound apprentice: £35 for four years’ work, with twelve shillings per annum in lieu of washing

At the age of 14, 1n 1891, my Dinas-born grandfather went to sea, apprenticed to the master of the barque Glance. The Glance had recently been to New Zealand but, during my grandfather’s time, before the opening of the Panama Canal, they … Continue reading

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