Who are we?

To begin at the beginning…
Geoff Haden is the restorer of this magnificent literary heritage site which was achieved with a team including his former wife and some of the best tradesmen around including Steve, Roger and Dean. He runs the house with the aid of some very dedicated volunteers. If you visit you will discover the passion that we have for Dylan and his Swansea.

Here’s a bit about the man responsible for saving Dylan’s Birthplace from dereliction, Geoff Haden.

Geoff was born on Gower but brought up within a few miles of 5 Cwmdonkin Drive and spent his childhood playing in Cwmdonkin Park – the setting of many of Dylan’s finest stories and poems.

Geoff admits to having a passion – no, lots of passion. He says “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 until recently didn’t have a settlement sign!”

The main website is for www.dylanthomasbirthplace.com 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 dinner parties.

 

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

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