Friday May 8th, 2015 marked the 70th anniversary of VE Day 

The Home Front in the Second World War
Rationing, Make Do & Mend and Salvage

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May 8th, 2015 will mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day  

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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.

Wendy Ewing Celebrated her 100th Birthday

The Daughter of Thomas Frederick BROWN, Wendy Ewing of Mumbles, celebrated her 100th Birthday in July 2015.
A remarkable lady, who spent her actual birthday on a Caribbean Cruise.
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Lance Corporal, 210 Field Coy Royal Engineers

Died of Wounds, 28th June 1918, France

Longuenesse Souvenir CEMETERY, St Omer, Near Calais

Left a wife, Mrs Mary Elizabeth Brown, of Westbourne Place Mumbles and four children.
Born Wauphil, Wigtownshire, Scotland. Enlisted 21st April 1915 at Swansea. Holder of the Military Medal.

South Wales Daily Post, 26 April 1918

Corporal Tom Brown, has been awarded the M.M. and recommended for the D.C.M. He was the under-manager of the ‘figure eight’ and has been in France for nearly two years. Some 4 months ago he was gassed.

The next meeting of
Oystermouth Historical Association
20th August at 7.40 pm
The Hanged Man of Gower
An illustrated talk by Andrew Dulley 
at Ostreme Centre
Castle Avenue, Mumbles

Oystermouth Library  Display   
  'Celebrating the end of the War'
with memories and photos of VE Day

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Carol continues her discussions of the INKLEMAKERS
of Old Mumbles with Peter Tremewan,
Talks so far include-
Mumbles' First Mother and Baby Clinic,
The Oyster Trade in Mumbles,
The Dialect spoken by locals in Mumbles
More subjects soon


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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