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Were you there in the summer of '69 to hear Swansea gain city status?

SWANSEA Council is on the hunt for guests at the Guildhall reception 50 years ago which announced the community was to receive city status.

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Two days after his investiture as Prince of Wales, Prince Charles came to Swansea on July 3, 1969, to announce that the town was to become a city.

Crowds flocked to Swansea see the new Prince of Wales and a select group were invited to his address at the Guildhall.

Now the council would like to hear from you if you took part in the ceremony and have a story to share. 

Peter Black, Lord Mayor of Swansea, said: "July 3, 1969, was a big day for the town that was becoming a city. That announcement has shaped the way we see ourselves in the years since.

"If you were there on the day, perhaps as a member of a school choir or as another guest, the council wants to hear from you so we can include you in the city's 50th anniversary celebrations."

Anyone who took part in the ceremony and have a story to share from that day in 1969 should contact Joanne Jones on 01792 637553 or

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