I am Geoff Haden – born and bred in Swansea – the birthplace of Dylan Thomas – probably the finest poet of the 20th Century.
I was born on Gower but brought up within a few miles of 5 Cwmdonkin Drive and spent my childhood playing in Cwmdonkin Park – the setting of many of Dylan’s finest stories and poems.
I admit to have a passion – no, lots of passions. First I want Dylan recognised for what he was – a great writer. Particularly I want him recognised in his home town (now the city of Swansea). Most places would give their eye teeth to have a major figure such as Dylan in their midst – until a few years ago there was only one tourist sign with his name on it in the whole city – pointing to the Dylan Thomas Centre.
After four years we have at last got a sign in the Uplands for Dylan Thomas House. However, there is one problem – Uplands is not signposted through the city and neither does it have a settlement sign!
The main website is for 5 Cwmdonkin Drive where you can learn about staying in the house, exploring the house on a tour or eating at one of our famed Dinner and Dylan’s.
I run the house with the aid of some very dedicated staff and volunteers. If you visit you will discover the passion that we have for Dylan and his Swansea.