A postcard of the "Ross, Swan Hotel & C.". This was on the corner of the High Street and Edde Cross Street in Ross-on-Wye.
A postcard of the Swan Hotel in Ross [unknown publisher] (Click for a larger image)
An advert for the Swan Hotel (Click for a larger image)
This is an advert from c.1903-1914 taken from Ross - The official Guide of the Ross Urban District Council
This is an advert from c.1974 taken from Ross-on-Wye - The Gateway to the Wye.
An advert for the Swan Hotel circa 1974 (Click for a larger image)
An advert for the Swan Hotel1 (Click for a larger image)
The advert states that the Swan Hotel is situated on a hill overlooking and near the far-famed River Wye. It also states that it was furnished with
every modern convenience and was apparently one of the most up-to-date Family Residential Hotels in the county.
John Davies, known as Jack, (b. 1878 Pontrilas d. 1912 35 Nursery Road, Ross) can be seen in the photo right and he was a Boot boy at the Swan Hotel Ross in 1901 and by 1911 he is described as a porter at the same Hotel. Around the brim of his hat can be seen the name of the hotel.
He later changed job and became a rail goodsman on Ross Station. He also became a member of the grand order of Buffalos.
He married Sarah Jane Lane in September 1891 in Ross District. Sarah, known as Sally, was the daughter of Allen Lane and Elizabeth Beavan. She was born in December 1871 in Kempley, Herefordshire, and died in 1960 in 35 Nursery Rd, Ross on Wye.
Jack Davies [Photo: Bryan Cooper] (Click for a larger image)
1Ross-on-Wye for Health, Scenery, Sport and Equable Climate - Published by the Ross Improvement and Publicity Society & printed by Ross Gazette Ltd.