Interment at All Saints' Church, Sunday 27th August 2017

A funeral service with a difference was held, when the mortal remains of thirteen people dating from Medieval times to the mid Victorian era, were re-interred in the Churchyard.
A History of Mumbles
Editors: John & Carol Powell
Our sphere of research is the Old Parish of Oystermouth and we welcome contributions of photos or memories.

Is the question we are asked most often

The Horsepool: before the causeway carrying the Mumbles Railway arrived in 1893

The Mumbles Lifeboat Station History book is selling fast!

Available from: the boathouse shop on Mumbles Pier, at the re-opened Cover to Cover bookshop in Newton Road, Dragon Crafts (close to Joe's).
As well as Pier 39 (next to Oyster Wharf) and the Lamplighter in Bishopston. Only £8.95 and packed with photographs!

Mumbles Baptist Church Nativity photo, with names

The Pantomimes at The Royal British Legion

Oystermouth School Infants Class, 1959

This photo, sent in by John Davies, is thought to be Miss Taylor's infants Class. Please can you help by adding the missing names?


Tyne Cot Memorial & Cemetery

Rhossili Bay, Gower, World's Best Beach

 CONGRATULATIONS -Rhossili was the only European beach to feature in the top ten list compiled by Suitcase Magazine, a travel publication, alongside locations as fashionable South Beach Miami.

Is Mumbles a type of speech defect?'

'Mumbles . . . is not a type of speech defect,

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

The next OHA meeting

'Swansea's Other Poet: 
Vernon Watkins, 1906 - 1967' 
Richard Ramsbotham
at 8 pm
Thursday 19 October
Ostreme Centre, 
Castle Avenue, Mumbles  

Members free, visitors and guests £3 at the door.
(This is a change to the previously listed talk)

Mumbles Hill was a Roman site

The results of the archaeological excavations, which took place on Mumbles Hill by GGAT & MDT, has confirmed that they were dealing with a Roman site -

Exploring the Roman heritage of Mumbles 

Cover to Cover Bookshop

The new team: Joseph Grafton Maggs, Tim Batcup, & Alissa V Evans 

A huge thank you to all customers old and new who support us. 
More: Cover to Cover  The latest news 

Oystermouth Radio publish a NEW CD

The new CD
has three audio readings
by Carol Powell 
The Mumbles Railway, 
Part One and Part Two 
as well as Living on the Lighthouse Island

Mumbles stories on Oystermouth Radio

In the latest story in THE INKLEMAKERS series
Carol Powell tells Peter Tremewan
and Oystermouth Radio listeners
all about the experiences of those who
Lived on Mumbles Lighthouse Island

A new CD, Volume Two of INKLEMAKERS
(It means busy People in Mumbles dialect) 
is also available from Cover to Cover
an ideal gift of memories

The Mixon Sandbank

At low tide, the waves passing over the Mixon Sandbank can be impressive when viewed from Bracelet Bay car park. 

Visits to the Sandbank have taken place on two occasions, in 1928 and in January 1957 and the stories are told here:-
A Mixon Sands Adventure