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8th May 2018 marks the 73rd anniversary of VE Day

Bonfire Party at Thistleboon, Mumbles




A History of Mumbles
PHOTOGRAPHS
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 A HISTORY OF MUMBLES.

Is the question we are asked most often

A collection of larger, more detailed images 
of those shown below is at 
These photographs invite us to gaze into
 the world of our ancestors 

Remembering The Mumbles Train


The Mumbles Railway 
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The route at first was along the seashore, 
but this changed . . .


Queens Diamond Jubilee

Street Party at Victoria Avenue


An Amble Along The Dunns

The first, shows the street at the centre of the village, The Dunns, lit by gas lamps and flanked on both sides by family-run butchers, bakers, grocers, green-grocers, barbers and livery stables. Children played in the road and horse-drawn vehicles and the resultant manure were the order of the day. 


An Amble Along The Dunns



Taken two miles away at Mill Lane, Blackpill shows a community going about its daily business near the medieval flour mill, now the site of Mumbai Indian Restaurant, just one indication of how life today has changed.

The White Rose Story

New: The White Rose Story 
by Brian E. Davies  
We are also asked: Was it ever called 'The Rose?'

Oystermouth School, Class 4A, 1959

Do you know any of the pupils?
Other Oystermouth Schools  photos

Mumbles Pier remembered


'The Pretiest Pier in the Bristol Channel', c. 1910


There were 'Dodgems' and fairground attractions on the end of the pier, 1950s

Mumbles Lighthouse, Pier & Hill

2018 Field Trip -details

Full details and booking form
Field Trip to Cenarth Falls & Cardigan 
Wednesday 30th May 2018

 You are welcome to join us
 and bring a friend 

NEW - Exhibition in Oystermouth Library

The Mumbles Lifeboat Station History book


Available from: Cover to Cover bookshop in Newton Road and the RNLI shop at the Inshore Lifeboat Station near Mumbles Pier. Only £8.95 and packed with photographs!

Unfortunately, the pier is closed for repairs and we will let you know here when it re-opens. The shop is open at the Inshore Lifeboat Station instead.

A new book by Grafton Maggs

On Sale at: 
'Cover to Cover' Newton Road.
'The Copy Shop' Southend
'Ian Boyd's' Norton
All profits will go to the All Saints' Church Clock Fund
More:

The Changing Face of Mumbles


A new article by Carol Powell

Is Mumbles a type of speech defect?'


Mumbles is a place and a very pretty one too.'

These days the name ‘Mumbles’ is given to a district covering the electoral wards of Oystermouth with its eponymous castle ruin, Newton, West Cross and Mayals. 
Apart from being very pretty and a fun place to visit in its own right, Mumbles marks the beginning of the Gower Peninsula’s coastline, one of the most exquisite areas of natural beauty in Europe . . .