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Swansea Bay Business Club looks to its past to celebrate 65 years

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: May 27, 2014

One of the old photographs of a Swansea Bay Business Club meeting.

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THEY have been turning the clock back in the Swansea business community.

Coming up on June 6 at the Marriott Hotel is the 65th anniversary lunch of Swansea Bay Business Club.

Ahead of the event, the club appealed through the Evening Post for any gems from its past - and officials are delighted with what they say has been the overwhelming response so far. People have come forward to share photographs, stories and keepsakes dating back to the inauguration of the club in 1949.

The memorabilia will be on display at the lunch to capture the ambience of 1940s Swansea and to look back at how the business community has evolved and developed over the past 65 years.

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Club president and secretary Bruce Roberts said: "We have seen an impressive surge on ticket sales but, more notably, we have received a huge amount of support from the people of Swansea contacting us with stories about their time at the business club, providing us with photographs and menus saved from their relatives possessions.

"Swansea Bay Business Club has been an integral pillar in the business community of Swansea and it's great to see so many people responding to our request. We look forward to welcoming past, present and future members to our anniversary lunch next week."

The lunch will look at the Post World War Two business world and economy in the region, and delegates will hear local historian Peter Stead's unique perspective of Swansea's business culture. Entertainment will come from 1940s-esque glamorous girl group The Siren Sisters.

To share your stories call Rachel Thomas or Natasha Fulford on 01792 460200.

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