Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Swans100 project is exploring, conserving and celebrating the heritage of Swansea City FC. It commemorates the Swans’ centenary in 2012 and is a partnership between Swansea University and the Swansea City Supporters’ Trust.
We are establishing an online archive, consisting of fans’ memories, photographs and other historic documents. In giving a voice to football supporters, the project is exploring and celebrating the relationship between Swansea City and the community and creating a permanent record for future generations. The online archive includes education packs that schools can use to utilise football to teach maths, literacy and history.
We want people of all ages to remember their experiences of being a Swans fan. We want to record all the things that history normally forgets – why people from near and far support a football club, their little superstitions and rituals, the balancing acts between football, family, money and distance, what it feels like to win or lose a game 5-0, even what the Vetch toilets were like.
Whatever your story, whatever the Swans means to you, we want to record your experiences for people to read about in the club’s second century. It doesn’t matter if you’re a season ticket holder or a supporter via the web. You can read some of the early responses to the survey here.
You can keep in touch with the project by following it on Twitter @swanseacity100
Due to the ways in which we are acquiring information for the archive, we cannot always be sure of the original source(s), and we realise that some of the content on this site might be copyright of another party.
We do not want to infringe on any copyright holdings of other people or companies. Therefore, if you find an item on the site that you hold copyright over and would like it removed, please let us know.