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Mumbles & Gower Through Time Brian E. Davies

Mumbles & Gower Through Time By Brian E. Davies

Mumbles & Gower Through Time by Brian E. Davies

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This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Mumbles & Gower have changed and developed over the last century.

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Mumbles & Gower Through Time by Brian E. Davies

The history of Mumbles and Gower has many facets and a number of iconic sights. The village of Mumbles is unique and Dylan Thomas was clearly fond of it, describing it as 'a rather nice village, despite its name, right on the edge of the sea'. This old oyster-fishing community has history oozing from every nook and cranny. When Edwardian visitors used to 'rattle along' to Mumbles on the much-loved, but sadly lost, Mumbles Train, they enjoyed the sights of Oystermouth Castle and the delightful pier, much as we can today. The promenade along the 'Mumbles Mile' has inevitably changed with time and the famous lifeboat now has a new home. The lighthouse still stands proud, perched on the outer of the two rocky islands that gave Mumbles its name. The Gower Peninsula was the first location in Britain to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and its stunning landscape has endured for millennia. In many ways it is timeless but it is nevertheless stimulating to explore the peninsula's past through archive images, charting the changes that have occurred over the previous century and beyond.

About Brian E. Davies

Brian retired from the electricity supply industry a number of years ago, after a career as an engineer and manager, having worked throughout South Wales. Originally from the Eastern Valley of Gwent, he now lives in Mumbles. His interest in local history saw him publish his first successful book about Mumbles and Gower pubs in 2006, a subject he revisited in a new book in 2018. He has always been a keen walker and has ascended most of the main peaks in Wales and completed numerous long-distance trails. His idea of walking from the southernmost to the northernmost point in Wales saw the publication of Wales: A Walk Through Time, an illustrated account of his journey in three volumes. Another recent book Mumbles and Gower Through Time explores the way a delightful corner of Wales has changed over the last century. Brian enjoys giving talks about his books to many different organisations. Brian is a past president of the Probus Club of Mumbles and is currently chairman of Oystermouth Historical Association. He and his wife Mari have a son and daughter and five very special grandchildren.

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Mumbles & Gower Through Time by Brian E. Davies
Used - Very Good
Amberley Publishing
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