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Mumbles, situated on a headland,

is on the western edge of Swansea Bay

The very word sets you wondering what sort of a place is known by such a fascinating name.

Over 400 articles of Mumbles Past

by Stuart Batcup

Having spent an idyllic childhood playing and exploring all these places, I thought it would be fun to retrace some of my childhood steps.

Major General George Warde

NEW: Part Eight: A Trek . . . >


A Timeline from 1820 to 1840

Mumbles Past - Did you know?

By Carol Powell

A trawl through the Victorian censuses of Mumbles reveals a number of addresses not in use today. At that time, people could erect a row of several houses and give it a name of its own. But where were they?

Past Landmarks

The Langland Bay Hotel >

The original Hotel Coach-house was converted into a new licensed restaurant

Fishing Nets in the Bay

by Carol Powell M.A.

Prefabs at West Cross >

By Carole Walters (née Gorman)

The Windmill At Caswell >

& The Water Supply by Wendy Cope

Langland Bay Convalescent Home began life as a private residence

'Llan-y-Llan Villa', changed into: Langland Bay Hotel and is now Langland Manor Apartments

Llan-y-Llan Villa
Langland Bay Hotel
Langland Manor

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Horse drawn, then steam powered and finally electric powered

The Mumbles Lifeboat Station

A Mumbles Lifeboat publication
£8.95, from Cover to Cover

The book has many fascinating stories of the history of the boats, volunteer crew and rescues. The fascinating history of The Mumbles Lifeboat Station has been brought to life in a new book written by Kate Jones.

Read about our brave volunteers and their lifeboats, from the past to the present, and how they have battled the elements to bring people to safety.


The 140 page book with 190 photographs is packed with stories, some tragic, some amusing, of the gallantry of the crews of the Mumbles Lifeboats.
£8.95, from Cover to Cover, Newton Road, Mumbles or RNLI Shop at Mumbles Lifeboat Station,

by Kate Jones

Read about our brave volunteers and their lifeboats

Working at the Post Office >

by Carol Powell

The history of the postal and those working ‘On Her Majesty’s Service

Everyday Life in the Police Service >

by Carol Powell

The lives of the local policemen, from the 1850s to the 1950s.

We Remember Them

D Day collection

During the Second World War

Questions we are asked most often

Why is the village called Mumbles? >

How Mumbles Landmarks Got Their Names >

Website editors: John & Carol Powell >

Our sphere of research is the Old Parish of Oystermouthand we welcome your information and comments

Over 400 articles of Mumbles Past

Website editors: John and Carol

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Mumbles, situated on a headland, is on the western edge of Swansea Bay