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We are currently located in the exact space that used to be the Wales Empire Pool, which was the centrepiece for the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. It was demolished in 1998 in order to build our current building. Although we can no longer swim laps like Olympians, Stadium Plaza still sets the gold standard in everything we do.
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150 years ago, Cardiff was at the centre of the coal explosion. The industry boomed and so too did the city. The population expanded, and the wealth attained from the coal boom propelled Cardiff into attaining “city status” (cha ching!). It became a hallmark of progress and excitement.
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FourSight sits in the ruins of Temperance Town. A working-class neighbourhood engulfed by the Temperance movement in the UK; a movement sought to discourage the consumption of alcohol. Colonel Wood, was a teetotalism and purchased a once wasteland on the condition that bars and pubs be prohibited. Temperance Town was demolished in the 30's to make way for the Cardiff Bus Station, probably to provide people with a much needed cocktail!