This postcard, posted in 1914, shows people admiring the Floral Cuckcoo Clock in Victoria Park, Swansea. The Floral Cuckoo Clock is an example of carpet bedding, the planting of blooming plants close together into a clear design. The practice began in the Victoria era and was popular in the early 20th century. These public displays attracted people into town parks and were used to cultivate a sense of civic pride, showcasing written messages and emblems, as well as new ideas.
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