Who are we?

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.

Published on 19 December, 2007 at 10:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

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