Several representatives from Morganstone, Pobl and family members of Swansea Councillor, Gwilym Webber were in attendance as Clos Gwilym Webber was unveiled recently.
The family members present included two of Gwilym’s daughters, Margaret and Elsie, along with their children and grandchildren…not to forget the two family dogs, Ollie and Holly, who were smiling ‘from ear terrier’ for the photos!
Gwilym Webber originally lived in Heol Las before moving Llansamlet with his wife Elsie. He was an avid football fan and a miner. After his time as a miner, Gwilym became a long-term councillor for the area and also had periods as an Alderman and as a Mayor.
The Councillor was at the forefront of various developments in the local area including community centres in Llansamlet, Trallwn and Birchgrove.
Paul Thomas, Gwilym’s grandson was delighted to see his grandfather’s work within the local community being recognised,“It struck me a few years ago that despite the fact there were various new housing estates popping up in the area, none of them bore Gwilym’s name.
“I had been trying to get the council to name a development after him and then Morganstone’s Four Seasons development came up.
“It’s important that Gwilym’s name and the work he carried out in the community lives on and Clos Gwilym Webber is the perfect way to ensure this”.
Clos Gwilym Webber is located at Morganstone’s Four Seasons development which offers a mix of 41 affordable homes, including a selection of 2- and 3-bedroom houses, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments, and 2-bedroom bungalows.