Heritage Christmas event set to offer new boost for Morriston business

Shops are being invited to dress their windows in period style, entertainment is planned for Woodfield Street, the main shopping street – and residents will be asked to shop locally. Business staff are being urged to dress like the Victorians.

The event – on November 26 – is being organised by Swansea Council. Cabinet member Robert Francis-Davies said: “This is the chance for an historic area to take a big step forward – by taking a colourful step back.

“The event – the day after Morriston’s Christmas lights switch-on and parade – will help focus attention on shopping locally.”

The plans for November 26 include stalls, children’s entertainment, music and heritage exhibitions. It follows an inaugural event in the run-up to last Christmas.

The council is regenerating a wider area of the Lower Swansea Valley, including the former Hafod Morfa Copperworks, pontoons on the riverbank at the copperworks and the planned arrival of New Zealand firm Skyline.

Morriston Victorian Day 10am-3pm, Saturday November 26. Contact: nathan.james@swansea.gov.uk, 01792 636992.