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

Why is the village called Mumbles? >

..The very word sets you wondering what sort of a place is known by such a fascinating name.

by Stuart Batcup

Having spent an idyllic childhood playing and exploring all these places, I thought it would be fun to retrace some of my childhood steps

The Trek continued:

More: Part Two: A Trek through old Mumbles Village >

More: Part Three: A Trek through old Mumbles Village >

Website co-editors: John & Carol Powell

Over 400 articles of Mumbles Past

& The Water Supply

by Wendy Cope

By Carole Walters (née Gorman)

Horse drawn, then steam powered and finally electric powered

Langland Bay Convalescent Home

It's the Full Story, from the beginning

The Langland Bay Hotel >

The original Hotel Coach-house was converted into a new licensed restaurant

Llan-y-Llan Villa
Langland Bay Hotel
Langland Bay Convalescent Home
Langland Manor
Langland Bay Convalescent Home began life as a private residence, 'Llan-y-Llan Villa', changed into: Langland Bay Hotel and is now Langland Manor Apartments

The Mumbles Lifeboat Station

A Mumbles Lifeboat publication
£8.95, from Cover to Cover

The book has many fascinating stories of the history of the boats, volunteer crew and rescues. 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.
£8.95, from Cover to Cover, Newton Road, Mumbles or RNLI Shop at Mumbles Lifeboat Station,

by Kate Jones

Read about our brave volunteers and their lifeboats

Working at the Post Office >

by Carol Powell

The history of the postal and other communication services in the village and those working ‘On Her Majesty’s Service

Everyday Life in the Police Service >

by Carol Powell

The lives of the local policemen during a century of prodigious change from the 1850s to the 1950s.

Mumbles at War

10th July 1916

Mumbles Men and The Battle of Mametz Wood

Among the losses were three from Mumbles, serving with the 14th Swansea Service Battalion of the Welsh Regiment, who all died on the same day - 10 July 1916.

D Day collection

During the Second World War

NEW BOOK

by Phil Howells

Published on Amazon to coincide with the 76th Anniversary of the Normandy Landings, the biggest amphibious operation in history

Questions we are asked most often

Why is the village called Mumbles? >

Our sphere of research is the Old Parish of Oystermouthand we welcome your information and comments

Website editors: John & Carol Powell

Over 400 articles of Mumbles Past

How Mumbles Landmarks Got Their Names >

Website editors: John and Carol

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

Oystermouth Parish and Mumbles

Historically, Mumbles Village, near Swansea, occupied the area approximately from the Prince’s fountain outalong to Southend. Oystermouth was the name of the parish, which encompassed the hamlets of Newton, Norton, West Cross, Blackpill and the Mumbles village itself.

Today, the names Oystermouth and Mumbles seem to be used interchangeably and the three new parishes of Newton, Llwynderw and Oystermouth minister to the much expanded population of this same area.

Also included in 'our' area of research are-Caswell Bay, Langland Bay, Limeslade Bay and Bracelet Bay as well as Mayals and Clyne Gardens.

A Brief History

Mumbles Village Today