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Stories from Old Mumbles


An occasional series of stories, historical and sometimes light-hearted, from the parish recalled and written by Grafton Maggs.

Many of Grafton's popular local stories are now available to read in his book, 'Didn't quite make it!' It is available from Church or Cover to Cover [Newton Road] 

Salute to the Men of the Mumbles Home Guard 1940
Mumbles Burns!
  The Origin of Mumbles Names
  Christmas in Mumbles between the Wars

Vote! Vote! Vote!
For Harry Libby


The demise of the back street shop
 The Tar-Men are coming!
Dolly Chugg and the 'Executioner'
 Bonfire Night
   Summer months in Mumbles  1939


You can now read the first ever Oystermouth Parish Magazine dated February 1899. Click here