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Latitude: 51.6127 / 51°36'45"N
Longitude: -3.9632 / 3°57'47"W
OS Eastings: 264165
OS Northings: 192252
OS Grid: SS641922
Mapcode National: GBR WNX.TM
Mapcode Global: VH4K9.8Q5L
Entry Name: Statue of William Thomas in Victoria Park
Listing Date: 25 July 1994
Last Amended: 25 July 1994
Source ID: 14599
Building Class: Commemorative
Location: To NE of Patti Pavilion.
Built-Up Area: Swansea
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Early C20 (circa 1906) statue of William Thomas, Mayor of Swansea 1877-1878, pioneer of Open Spaces Movement, who secured the area of Victoria Park as open space; park opened in 1887, and was originally larger, including land now occupied by Guildhall. Statue and pedestal signed ‘Ivor J Thomas, Swansea’.
Bronze statue of William Thomas in mayoral regalia, and holding scroll. Pink granite pedestal with inscription and bronze plaques.
Listed for group value with Patti Pavilion.
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