Why is the village called Mumbles and where is the village now?
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Mumbles Marble & Geology Field Guide

Oysters & Mumbles Oyster Industry

Oystermouth Radio History Broadcasts

War Memorials &
Those Commemorated on Them
May 8th, 2015 will mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day  

Why Mumbles?


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Our sphere of research is the Old Parish of Oystermouth, which encompasses the area
from the river at Blackpill to Caswell Bay
and all the villages within this area-

Gower Walking Festival

We regret to inform you that the
Gower Walking Festival will not be held this year.
We hope that the festival will be revived in the future.
Many thanks for your understanding.

The next Meeting of
Oystermouth Historical Association
A Mumbles History Society
Information Board
7.40 pm on Thursday 21st May
At the Ostreme Centre, Newton Road, Mumbles
Mumbles Hill, The Lighthouse  Island & The Tutt,
proved ideal locations for the siting of Coastal Gun
Defences of Swansea during World War Two

An illustrated talk by
John Powell and Kate Elliott Jones

Oystermouth Historical Association
Field Trip to Tintern Abbey & Monmouth 
Wednesday 27th May 2015
Full details
The tour will depart from opposite Ostreme by coach
Guests are very welcome, bring a friend.

More details - Programme of OHA Events

Local history broadcasts by Carol Powell
Peter Tremewan introduces Carol Powell on Oystermouth Radio. more . . .

   Oystermouth Library  
  and Mumbles Lifeboat Disasters 
The display explores the establishment
of a Lifeboat at Mumbles.
Between 1830 and 1858, 158 vessels were lost from Oxwich Point to Mumbles and Swansea Bay, with the loss of 400 lives.


The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has commissioned a new history of the Mumbles Lifeboat station. The Mumbles-based authors would be most grateful for any photographs of the Mumbles lifeboats and of the crews.
Great care will be taken of all photographs which will be returned

If you are able to help
please contact Kate Jones, 01792 361466

[photograph  The naming of the Wolverhampton, stationed at Mumbles from 1866-1883, courtesy of Wolverhampton Libraries; & ]

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