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Deal to breathe new life into historic observatory

An iconic Swansea building where a pioneering scientist took one of the earliest ever photos of the moon will soon be brought back to life.

Swansea Council has signed a 25-year lease with the Penllergare Trust for the 19th Century equatorial observatory and laboratory at Penllergare Valley Woods that once formed a local hub for stargazing.


Victorian Gardening for the 21st Century

Volunteer Researchers involved in the restoration project at Penllergare Valley Woods met on Monday to discuss the replanting of the rock work and terrace gardens above the Upper Lake. We had a range of contributors from local gardeners to historians.