By (author) David Gwynn
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Mumbles by David Gwynn
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780752428581
(235mm x 165mm x 10mm)
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Gwynn
Gwynedd: Inheriting a Revolution, Paperback (November 2007)
A history of Gwynedd
Sketty, Paperback (October 2004)
Sketty remained a small village until the nineteenth century, when a number of Swansea's most prominent citizens established themselves in the area. This rural isolation was further eroded as Swansea's westward expansion first touched and then engulfed the village.
Gower Peninsula, Paperback (May 2002)» View all books by David Gwynn
This book is part of the Images of Wales series, which uses old photographs and archived images to show the history of various local areas in Wales, through their streets, shops, pubs, and people.
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