by Beverley Rogers
Mumbles has been recently featured at the top of the list of 52 Places to Love in 2021 in the New York Times. It has also appeared in the Sunday Times’ Best Places to live for three years in a row. This is a glowing accolade for our lovely seaside village . . .
Heathwood Road, West Cross, under construction. Evening Post 7 Jan 1950
The Development of The West Cross Housing Estate > by local Historian Wendy Cope
In 1945 Swansea Council planned the estate to help overcome the shortage of housing and negotiation took place to compulsorily purchase Grange Farm, which covered 62 acres and was valued at £14,500.
Where next? A Trek Part Twelve . . . >
The time has come for us to press on in a southwards direction towards ‘the Plunch’ and Limeslade Bay.
Having spent an idyllic childhood playing and exploring all these places, I thought it would be fun to retrace some of my childhood steps.