Rotherlade Bay, c. 1885, from the Album by William Harvey Barton

This photo in the album would be a poignant reminder to the Barton family of the tragedy on that dreadful autumn day in 1892.

A History of Mumbles
We would appreciate that any photographs which are
 reproduced should credit

Is the question we are asked most often

Talk at Vivian Hall Blackpill

Oystermouth School, 1962

We have the names from Stuart Woodman,
Do you know any of the pupils?

Remembering The Mumbles Train

The Mumbles Railway 
The largest collection of articles on the site

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

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

The White Rose Story

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

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

NEW-Exhibition in Oystermouth Library

New Book

A new book on 
'Mumbles and Gower Pubs' by Brian E Davies, 
will have its official launch
at Newton Village Hall
on Saturday 4th August at 11.30am 

The next talk by OHA

 There is the usual summer break
in July and August  

King John
and Magna Carta 
A talk by Ralph Griffiths 

Ostreme Centre, Mumbles

8pm Thursday 20 September

The Talks Programme:

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.

Mumbles Lighthouse, Pier & Hill

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

The Changing Face of Mumbles

A new article by Carol Powell