A-Z of Mumbles and Gower
- Brian E. Davies
15th October 2021
For many the vibrant seaside village of Mumbles is the gateway to the beautiful Gower Peninsula, and both have fascinating history and fine scenery to offer. Mumbles is well known for many things, including the Mumbles Mile, the popular pier and the historic Oystermouth Castle, and the village was once important for oyster fishing.
The Gower Peninsula was Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the special charm of this place has been well protected. Many of the scenic and popular highlights of Gower are visited in this book, as well as some lesser-known places. Notable events and prehistoric sites are described, and we meet the ‘Red Lady’ of Paviland and the ‘Queen of Reynoldston’. Other personalities include the legendary rugby half-back pairing of Haydn Tanner and Willie Davies from Penclawdd and the ‘Golden Boy’ of Welsh football, Ivor Allchurch. Gower’s stunning coast and villages are well represented, from Langland Bay to Rhossili and from Newton to Llanrhidian.
From shipwrecks to fairy stories, this fascinating A to Z tour features a carefully chosen selection of the places, people and history of Mumbles and Gower. Illustrated throughout, this attractive book will appeal to all those with an interest in this very special part of Wales.