History of the Park

During the Second World War, the reservoir was brought back into use to as water storage against bombing. Its use as a water source had long since been passed to much larger reservoirs further up the valley. A use was found for the reservoir as a container for rubble from the redevelopment of Swansea during the 1950's and the bottom of the park was grassed over, becoming the children's play area and large green space that remains till today.

Opened in July 1874, Cwmdonkin Park was, like many of the Parks of Britain, a Victorian creation. The park was built on the land already occupied by Cwmdonkin reservoir and from two fields bought from the Ffynone Estate belonging to a local landowner, Mr James Walters.  The cost of the purchase of the fields was £4,650, but the use of public funds to purchase the park was consdered somewhat controversial at the time, according to the Borough records and those of the Cambrian newspaper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Fuse Performers

  • Trenchfoot (featuring Lorraine King)

    Trenchfoot are defined as "an original sound of acoustic British folk music, writing and performing songs themed on the Great War". 

  • Lost Tuesday Society

    The Lost Tuesday Society are a 5 piece band who have collectively come from a variety of differing musical backgrounds and therefore bring with them a

  • Peter Fulton

    Peter Fulton was raised on early American poets and inspired by Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood to write and then perform his first verse drama entitled

  • Flossy and Boo

    Prepare to have your minds boggled by Flossy and Boo. You wont see them on stage, but you will find them mingling with the crowd with Flossy and Boo's

  • Izzy Young and Maria Lindström

    Izzy Young - the Folklorist and Maria Lindström will remind us of poems, songs and artists that will take us back to the 1960s when Izzy was the frien

  • Dunvant Male Voice Choir

    The Dunvant Male Voice Choir will be the final part of this year's Green Fuse event.

    They have promised extracts similar to the songs that went dow

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