Geoff Haden has run, for over twenty years, Clyne Farm Centre - an activity and
accommodation centre situated on one of the seven hills overlooking
the "…long and splendid curving shore…" of Swansea Bay.
He and his former wife Anne both grew up in the Swansea suburbs around The Uplands and
played as children in Cwmdonkin Park.
Geoff reluctantly classes himself as 'mature in years'
but is never reluctant to share and celebrate the restoration of
the Edwardian suburban house at 5 Cwmdonkin Drive which has been
a 'labour of love'.
When asked why he restored the rapidly decaying house the structural engineer very
quickly answers "..because we're mad - mad about Dylan's writings
and mad that we didn't have the chance to restore the house sooner!"
Geoff manages the day to day running of the house, conducts personal house tours as well as guided tours to Dylan's haunts in Uplands, Swansea, Mumbles, Gower and Carmarthenshir. He has given talks on the house and Dylan's early life in this country and abroad.