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:
The Mumbles Lifeboat Station
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.
Mumbles at War
10th July 1916
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.
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