The famous Mumbles area of Swansea is no a thriving and popular suburb, with pretty villages and attractive bays. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the need for a railway to transport coal and iron ore to Swansea meant that the once-distant fishing communities became more accessible. With the creation in 1804 of the first railway in the world to carry fare-paying passengers, Mumbles soon became a popular tourist destination.
Illustrated with over 200 old photographs and postcards, all aspects of life are explored here. Images of working life, shops and trades, schools, religion, recreation and tourism all combine to create a vivid picture of times past.
Sure to delight older residents of Mumbles, this volume will also fascinate newcomers and those who have holidayed there.