"On 7th August 1893, 22 people from Ystrad Rhondda were drowned at Aberavon in a boating accident on a Sunday school outing.
The party of 34 people had been invited on a boating trip by brothers William and John Bath. The boat was just 20ft long, 5ft 6in wide and 2ft 6ft deep, and would prove incapable of carrying its load, capsizing at the breakwater. The brothers were charged with manslaughter but were subsequently found not guilty".
I'm sure some will find plenty to moan about this...
SWANS FANS ARE BEING INVITED TO A FANTASTIC FREE FAMILY FUN DAY AT THE LIBERTY STADIUM ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 7. Supporters can get a close-up view of Graham Potter’s new squad in an open training session and autograph opportunity, before enjoying a free fun fair with rides, giant slide, trampolines, speed cage and barbecue food stations at the stadium.
Entry to the open training session and fun fair will be free to all supporters, while there will be more interactive stations for the kids from the emergency services, Community Trust and our club partners.
Mascots Cyril and Cybil will also be making an appearance, so get your cameras ready.
The club’s Junior Jacks can also pick up their membership packs from their exclusive Family Fun Day lounge on the day, where they will also be guaranteed appearances from members of the Swans squad after training.
All children must have a valid Junior Jacks membership card to access the lounge. Up to two adults can accompany each child.
So, if you haven’t signed up as a Junior Jack member yet, now is the time to do it HERE.
Entry to the open training session and fun fair is by ticket only and this will go live on Wednesday, July 25 at 10am. Tickets are free and available HERE with no booking fees.
Please note that booking fees will appear at the start of your transaction, but will then be removed at the checkout.
Season ticket holders must log into their account to ‘reserve’ their free ticket.
We are asking supporters to do this so that we may test season cards in advance of the first fixture of the new Championship campaign against Preston on August 11. Any issues can then be resolved ahead of the fixture.
New season ticket cards for all supporters will be sent out from the end of this week. If you have not received yours by August 1, then please contact the ticket office on 01792 616400.
Tickets will also available on the day, but supporters are encouraged to book tickets in advance so that the club can plan for stewarding and catering numbers. Advance booking will also prevent any ticketing queues on the day.
The stadium (West Stand) will open at 10am on the day with training scheduled from approximately 10.45am to 12 noon.
The fun fair and BBQ food stations will then be open in the West car park from 12 noon until 2.30pm. The concourse food outlets will be open throughout.
Further details on the Family Fun Day will follow as we countdown to what should be a great school summer holiday event.