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The Swansea and Mum­bles Rail­way is built to move lime­stone from the quar­ries of the Mum­bles and coal from the Clyne Val­ley to Swansea. It car­ries the world’s first fare- pay­ing rail pas­sen­gers three years later.

On the night of 1 March, Swansea’s streets are pub­licly lit with gas for the first time. There are 120 lamps.

Swansea Rugby Foot­ball Club is founded, even­tu­ally be­com­ing one of 11 found­ing clubs of the Welsh Rugby Union in 1881. Swansea’s first star player is Billy Ban­croft.

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