July 2014 – Increased Council valuation slows progress on pier development Despite the refurbishment, the pier is still accessible. Read More, November 2019 – Santa’s grotto for dogs to open at Mumbles Pier! Pre-war Sunday School days by Doris Clewett Price (nee Davies), Recollections of a Japanese Prisoner of War by Gwynne Hodge, Recollections of the 1947 Lifeboat Disaster: three memories. 1939-10-30 Correspondence Committee: A letter from Harry Libby, A Cliff Rescue at Lamb’s Well by Michael Llewellyn, A Clyne Castle apprentice OHMS, 1939-1945 by Eric Thomas, A field guide to the solid geology of the Gower Peninsula by Ted Nield, A Forgotten Round Cairn at Newton by H.N. Read More, A company limited by guarantee No.05506251 It was announced in October 2015 that the Fareham branch of Opus International Consultants had won the prestigious Peter Mason Award for Engineering Excellence awarded by the National Piers Society. The original lifeboat house dates back to 1934 and regularly appears on postcards of Swansea Bay. April 2014 – Pier opens to visitors See more ideas about swansea, swansea bay, south wales. The Cardiff Queen off Mumbles Pier during an Evening Cruise - mid 1950's Submitted by Colin Lewis Old photo of Mumbles - submitted by John and Carol Powell of Swansea Old postcard of Limeslade Old Mumbles postcard Old Mumbles postcard … August 2012 – Barge towed for RNLI station work in Mumbles), September 2012 – Agents appointed to attract pier developers, Nov 2012 – Boathouse work suspended after fall, March 2013 – New video of RNLI Construction, May 2013 – Pier could become cruise destination, May 2013 – Future of new and old lifeboat houses, MaY 2013 – Funding appeal launched for RNLI boathouse, June 2013 – Boathouse funding appeal off to a flying start, July 2013 – Pier construction barge leaves the pier, March 2014 – New lifeboat house finally opens. Mumbles Pier was officially opened by Lady Jenkins, on 10th May 1898, along with the new line of the Mumbles Railway Co, an extension from Oystermouth to Mumbles Head. But it was realised that when the next generation of lifeboat came into service in Mumbles in 3 to 4 years, the current facility would no longer be suitable – the new boat would not fit into the existing building and would not be capable of being launched from the current location at low tide. by Carol Powell, How lucky was I to grow up in Mumbles by Julia Young, How Some Mumbles Landmarks Might Have Got Their Names, How Two Sea Tragedies Affected Me by Joyce Hewett, A 1924 tragedy at Langland Bay by Joyce Hewett, I served in the WRNS at Mumbles Coastguard Station by Joan Jones, HMS Exeter's last action by Lt Cmdr George Cooper, British second world war wrecks illegally scavenged for scrap, In the Defence of Mumbles & Swansea before 1918 by Carol Powell MA, In the Street where I lived, Woodville Road by Malcolm Snell, Keepers of the Light at Mumbles Lighthouse, by Carol Powell MA, Langland Bay Golf Club Great War Memorial Plaque is Unveiled, Letter from Correspondence Committee October 1939. Read More, April 2019 – New attractions planned for Mumbles Pier Read More, February 2020 – Mumbles Pier gets royal seal of approval! - Buy this stock photo and explore similar images at Adobe Stock. After the centenary of the 1916 New Year’s Day tragedy, when the Port Eynon lifeboat Janet capsized with the loss of three of her crew, later this month a blue plaque at Mumbles pier will recall an earlier lifeboat tragedy. The story and poem of The women of Mumbles Head. Jul 20, 2019 - Explore Pilton House Gower's board "Mumbles Lighthouse (before Mumbles Pier was built)" on Pinterest. The Mumbles Pier was opened to the public on the 10th May 1898, the project was carried out by seasoned pier specialists Mayoh and Haley and was overseen and designed by celebrated Victorian engineer W.Sutcliffe Marsh. Saturday Mornings in the Fifties by Carol Powell M.A. A valuation of a six-figure sum by an independent surveyor forced Ameco to reconsider the scheme. The RNLI operated from the pier on a license basis and had a long association with Mumbles and the pier dating back to 1866. The project was supported by a Development Framework document formally approved by Swansea Council. In 1889, a new company, the Mumbles Railway & Pier Company, was incorporated to extend the railway beyond Oystermouth to a new pier close to Mumbles Head. The end of the pier housed fairground entertainments, including dodgem cars & Coconut Shies, as well as the embarkation point for White Funnel steamer trips to Tenby, Ilfracombe and Weston-super-Mare. In 1940 the pier was sectioned by the military in case of use for enemy landings. The bandstand at the pier's end hosted regular concerts. The pier was not intended to be a traditional ‘pleasure’ pier but was designed primarily to help alleviate congestion at the nearby Swansea docks as at this time Swansea was importing vast quantities of copper ore and exporting finished metals all over the world. Stories from Mumbles Pier: Edwardian Picnics and Bathing Machines by Gwladys Ferris and Archie Webborn, Everyday Life on Mumbles Coastguard Station 1930 & 1940s by Bet Ogbourne & Pat Symmons, Farming in Regency Mumbles by Carol Powell MA. Book-Some Lost Places of Mumbles by Carol Powell M.A. The large double‑decked first and second-class carriages and additional, uncovered single‑decked third‑class coaches, which became known as cattle trucks, could carry over 1000 passengers at a time. Fishing Weirs in the Parish of Oystermouth by Carol Powell M.A. William Laugharne Morgan - A Family Tragedy by Carol Powell M.A. A large section of the decking at the far end of the pier had to be removed. The restaurant, which would have the capacity to seat 65 people and also provide a takeaway service, was due to open for the Easter weekend, with the bar opening shortly after. For further information on the earlier history of the Mumbles Railway companies, see the admin history for Swansea Improvements and Tramways Company Limited, LAC/10/2 and Swansea and Mumbles Railway Limited (and Mumbles Railway and Pier Limited), LAC/10/3 . In early days the lifeboat was housed on the shore under the Mumbles cliffs and was launched and rehoused along a stone slipway by means of block and tackle. A History of Mumbles. See more ideas about lighthouse, swansea, cymru. 65 Mumbles Pier (photos: pier, entrance, mumbles train at pier) - 3 September 2016 Britain ’s coastal piers might puzzle a resident of a landlocked country. This video is unavailable. Read More, September 2018 – A fascinating insight into the painstaking restoration of Mumbles Pier In April 2018, preparation work for the long-awaited restoration of Mumbles Pier began for a start date of June 1st for the multi-million pound project and completion by the end of the year. The thought of strolling along to the end of a pier, admiring the view, and strolling back could seem a strange British custom, even if not as bizarre as rolling a giant cheese down a Gloucestershire hillside for sport. It cost 1/‑ from Swansea, 9d from Blackpill and 6d from Oystermouth. You could use the 'Search Box' on the top of every page. Shopping in Edwardian Mumbles by Carol Powell M.A. Mumbles beach and pier We first walked along some of Mumbles beach which is a stone beach, along to the rocky mounds at the end, one of which has a white lighthouse. There is a small south facing sandy beach, next to the entrance to the pier. Several years after Mumbles Pier opened in May 1898, a ‘Camera Obscura’ was installed next to the entrance, opposite the ticket office. 1919, A Year in the Life of Mumbles by Carol Powell M.A. Surround yourself in the history and tradition that this area is steeped with. The Mumbles Pier was opened to the public on the 10th May 1898, the project was carried out by seasoned pier specialists Mayoh and Haley and was overseen and designed by celebrated Victorian engineer W.Sutcliffe Marsh. The Mumbles Lifeboat and the STEEPHOLM rescue, The Mumbles Lifeboat Disaster Remembered by Bill Barrington, The Mumbles Lifeboat Disaster Remembered by Bill Barrington-2, The Mumbles Lifeboat Disaster Remembered by Carl Smith, The Mumbles Lifeboat Disaster Remembered by Carl Smith2, The Mumbles Lifeboat in War-time by Tom Ace, The Mumbles Mile, Victorian Style by Harry Libby, Mumbles Calling - Mumbles Calling by Kate Jones, The Mumbles Passenger Railway from March 1807 until January 1960 by Carol Powell MA. The sisters were the daughters of Mumbles lighthouse keeper, Abraham Ace. The Woodman Inn, Blackpill - A glimpse of its history by John Powell, They are giving away free ice-cream at Forte's by Grafton Maggs, Thistleboon Orphanage: extracts from the autobiography of Amy Winters (nee King), Thomas Beckett: Head Gardener of Clyne Castle by Haydn Griffiths, Tom Nicholls' Hole and Ginny's Gut by Malcolm Webborn, Tom the Fiddler: A Remarkable Local Career, Tourist Information for Mumbles is online. by John Powell, When Mumbles was ‘The Mumbles’ a poem by Cyril Gwynn, When the American GIs arrived: a collection of memories. 'The Women of Mumbles Head' - sisters, Jessie Ace b.1860 - ? In 1889, a new company, the Mumbles Railway & Pier Company, was incorporated to extend the railway beyond Oystermouth to a new pier close to Mumbles Head. It was considered a potential landing point for enemy invaders during the Second World War – one of a number of occasions during its history when it was closed to the public. Poverty and Public Health in the old Parish of Oystermouth by Carol Powell M.A. New designs for the Mumbles Pier for foreshore development have been unveiled as restoration work continues at the historic landmark.. Mumbles Women at Work in the 1890s by Carol Powell M.A. The Kursaal Entertainments Hall: an Edwardian Landmark by Carol Powell M.A. The station only officially became The Mumbles Lifeboat Station in 1904. At this stage, the railway was known as the Oystermouth Railway. The Mumbles Pier was opened to the public on the 10th May 1898, the project was carried out by seasoned pier specialists Mayoh and Haley and was overseen and designed by celebrated Victorian engineer W.Sutcliffe Marsh. It is the second of three phases and is scheduled to be completed before the new 2021 season starts. June 2013 – Boathouse funding appeal off to a flying start The Battle of Trafalgar—A Mumbles Connection by Carol Powell M.A. Coming relatively late in the pier building era many of the lessons learnt at other piers were incorporated into the design of Mumbles. On the north side of the pier, an access bridge extended to an RNLI Lifeboat station. Steeped in a rich history, it is a triumph of Victorian Architecture and one of only six surviving iron piers in Wales. They said grant funding was not available and it was the “only way” to fund the restoration. The Mumbles Railway-the journey from Blackpill to Oystermouth by Carol Powell MA, The Mumbles Railway-the route from Oystermouth to Mumbles Head, The Mumbles Railway-the route taken and motive power explained. The six‑mile journey took an hour at an average speed of 7‑8 mph. Pier company chairman, John Bollom, said “It could be a jewel in the crown for Mumbles and Gower. The 30-minute broadcast by the museum's Phil Treseder includes maps, photos, postcards and memories of the famous line which opened more than two centuries ago and closed in 1960. Read More, August 2020 – Restoration work at Mumbles Pier set to resume He had acquired the lease in 1936 along with the Pier Hotel and the famous penny slot attractions. The first of the Swansea History Talks is online now - an informative and pictorial presentation on the world's first passenger railway, The Mumbles Railway. Libby’s Letters to the Forces: 1939 - 1945 reviewed by Carol Powell M.A. There’s a Lighthouse built in 1794, and a Victorian Pier. Mumbles-Pier, Public Relations Manager at Mumbles Pier, responded to this review Responded June 26, 2017 Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, the Mumbles Pier has been undergoing renovation for many years with the completion of the new lifeboat house at the end of the Pier in 2012. mumbles lifeboat was originally kept at a boathouse built next to the pier in 1922, although the slipway was in use in 1916. Read More, December 2018 – Welsh Government gives Mumbles Pier redevelopment the green light Retail Therapy. Photos - Oystermouth Square Collection by Ronald Studden, Ghostly goings on at Llwynderw by Dave Richards, Glimpses of Mumbles Christmasses Past edited by Carol Powell, Glyn Cerrig House - a Mumbles landmark by Wendy Cope, Going shopping in the 1950s by Sylvia Webborn, Going to School in Edwardian Mumbles by Carol Powell MA, Great War Veteran: Will John by Joan Jones (née Marshall), William Horwood Lewis, A First World War Veteran by Mark Lewis, Growing up in Summerland Lane, Newton by Peter Holbrook, Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery on Mumbles Hill, Higher Lane, Thistleboon - Langland - Planned Development, Hiraethu: (to long for) by Richard Savours, Holidays at Milland’s Field, Summerland Lane by Ron Fisher, Holidays at Rams Tor, near Langland Bay by Joan Gleig, Horsepool & Marepool: A Mumbles mystery solved? The Pier was completed at a cost of £10,000, with another £40,000 spent on improvements such as the Skating Rink and Bandstand. Urban and suburban areas of Swansea lie just inland of the road. Read More, March 2019 – Mumbles Pier’s Big Apple achieves listing status! Crowds arriving by steam train at the terminus of the Mumbles Railway to visit the pier (opened in 1898), the Winter Garden and local beaches. Mumbles Local History Centre at Ty Hanes closed in 2009, Mumbles Marble (and Swansea) by Ronald L. Austin, MUMBLES MARBLE-Part One by Ronald L. Austin, Mumbles Parlour Shops by Hazel Hickson (nee Arnold), Mumbles Police and The Great War by Carol Powell MA, Mumbles Schooldays in the 1960s and 70s by Michael Charles, Newton Primary School at Nottage Road by Michael Charles, Mumbles welcomed the Sussex Regiment: a collection of memories. and this proved to be a profitable attraction to visitors, resulting in the addition of a new building containing an amusement arcade, restaurant and bowling alley in 1998-9. In 1998-9 a new pavilion was built to house an amusement arcade, miniature bowling alley, café, chip shop and ice cream parlour. The initial stretch 61 chains long opened from Oystermouth to Southend in May 1893, along a causeway built across the old Horsepool Harbour. As it travelled along, children would turn cartwheels or somersaults alongside the track, calling ‘a ha'penny or a penny‑O’, hoping to be thrown some coins in reward. Jul 20, 2019 - Explore Pilton House Gower's board "Mumbles Lighthouse (before Mumbles Pier was built)" on Pinterest. Mr Bollom, the pier owner, said that his company would take on responsibility for maintaining and converting the old lifeboat boathouse and was looking at plans to create a visitor and exhibition centre in it celebrating the history of the pier and possibly the Mumbles Train once it was decommissioned. September 2016 – Nansi Mumbles Pier’s grand gorilla in need of a face-lift! The painstaking work to preserve Mumbles Pier's history Steam trains replaced the horses, and later, in 1898 the rail line was extended to the islands and a pier was opened. It’s the history of seaside towns. and Margaret Wright (nee Ace) 1854 - 1933 . At that time the company’s Managing Director, Mr Stan Bollom set about and ambitious restoration of the structure as well as the construction of a new landing stage for up to 3 ferries at any one time. In November 2010, the pier owners issued a statement saying that the only way they could afford to restore the Swansea landmark was by developing a hotel and apartments on the foreshore. In February 2015, Ameco submitted a revised planning application to Swansea Council.Ameco said a redesign of the foreshore scheme had become necessary after the unexpected price increase for the cliff face owned by the Council. Located in Swansea Bay near the village of Mumbles in south Wales, the pier was designed by W. 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