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

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D Day Remembered

75th anniversary of the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944

France 1944

Omaha Beach

6 June 2019

Cliff Guard the GI Limey A Swansea GI Veteran

A Mumbles Lifeboat publication


from Cover to Cover, Newton Road, Mumbles or RNLI Shop at Mumbles Inshore Lifeboat Station,

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.

The book has many fascinating stories of the history of the boats, volunteer crew and rescues.

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'A History of Mumbles' Editors: John & Carol Powell welcome your information and comments

John & Carol are pleased to support Oystermouth Historical Association

by publishing their events and programme page

Our sphere of research is the Old Parish of Oystermouth

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Is Mumbles a type of speech defect?'

Oystermouth Castle stands over the village

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 . . .