Is Kilvey Hill’s giant White Horse set to make a return?


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DO you remember Kilvey Hill’s giant White Horse?

Well now there’s a campaign to bring it back — or replace it with a giant Swansea City badge, after a Facebook group uncovered a picture of the legendary site.

The group — So you think you know Swansea — has more than 7,000 members, many of whom have been appealing for images of the giant equine, which was painted at the site of the city hill in 1966.

It suddenly appeared overnight, in a Charities Week (formerly Rag Week) stunt engineered by engineering students of the then University College of Swansea.

Finally, Lynnette Parsons uncovered an image that featured in the Evening Post following the appearance of the horse and posted it to the group — where a number of people, including Derek Davies, who was born in St Thomas and grew up in Sandfields, started talking about bringing it back.

Talking to the Post, Mr Davies said: “We are all thrilled at having the photograph and are now talking about getting the painting re-done.

“The students that did it will be much older, but we would like to appeal for them to get in touch if they’d like to do the same again as a charity fundraiser to help the homeless of Swansea.

“Some of us have even come up with an idea of changing it to a white swan and have it sitting proudly over the city — now that would be something.”

Mr Davies said the horse could be seen across the city up until the early 1970s, when it began to fade.

He said: “Nobody knew they were going to do it, but our discussion about it on Facebook has been going on for quite a while.”

Anyone willing to help, or any students who took part in the original painting can visit this page:!/groups/185581654892695/

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