Organisation of the Swansea Carnival - successfully accomplished last weekend - is regarded by the members of Swansea Junior Chamber of Commerce as useful experience in organisation and administration, as well as a method of assisting good causes.
But there are fringe as well as direct benefits. The direct gains, of course, are those of the charities which will soon receive cheques as the result of the collections made, but I heard of a very useful fringe benefit, too.
One of the floats - it gained second prize - was Fort Apache, based on the old - style timber forts of the Wild West. It was about to be dismantled, when one of those concerned with its design and construction had a thought.
Why not offer it to a local children's home? The offer was made and very gladly accepted. As a result, the Killay children's home will shortly have in its grounds a stockade measuring about 20 feet by eight, and nearly five feet high, with four towers to delight the youngsters there.
It will be put up in their spare time by the South Dock staff of Hughes Morgan and Co. Ltd., who entered the float in Saturday's procession.
'Post Man's' Diary, South Wales Evening Post 21 July 1965