Annie From Wales

Anne is a native of Swansea, south Wales with a broad experience of the tourism industry.  She thinks it's great that 60 is said to be the new 40 because she was so busy during her 40s she missed them!

As an optimist she sees hard lessons in life as free personal/professional/business development programs.    In the 1980s Anne left a secure, well paid job to start her own retail business.  She experienced and  rose to the challenge of surviving the economic recession of the 1980s, became a voluntary trouble shooter for a failing local business in the 1990s and restored the birthplace of Dylan Thomas in the 2000s.

With over twenty years experience of working in the tourism industry, Anne is an experienced public speaker and accredited tourist guide who brings facts to her audience through her easy listening and humorous storytelling technique.   Through her style of storytelling, she can bring the past into the present and align current day issues with the past.

Anne is an acknowledged expert on the life of writer Dylan Thomas and has an in depth knowledge of the social history and culture of Swansea and Wales.

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“This is not a museum,” says Annie Haden, the vivacious Dylan Thomas enthusiast who has restored the poet’s childhood home in Swansea, an industrial city on the south coast of Wales. “I’m the oldest thing in this house!”

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