April 2014


On the 27th April 14 a 5ft 4in painting by artist Malcolm Philips will be unveiled in All Saints church, Oystermouth, Swansea

This painting depicts the fire which raged through the Church de la Campagna in Chile on a feast day on 17th December 1863. The blaze was sparked by the lighting of ceremonial lamps, filled with liquid gas. More than 2,500 people died in this tragedy.

Links between All saints and the Church de la Campagna go back to the time when the bells of Santiago were returned to Chile from All Saints church in 2010.

The Chillean authorities have founded a memorial for those who died in that fire. The vicar of All Saints, the Reverend Keith Evans wrote a book last year about the accident.

Mumbles-Crest-600MUMBLES Community Council is looking for a new councillor to replace former councillor, Rob Speht.
Notices have been put up in the area advertising the vacancy. There will be an election if 10 constituents request one in writing within 14 working days of yesterday. Electors should write to the returning officer at Swansea Council. If none is requested, the community council will seek to coopt a new councillor. There are currently 17 of them serving the Newton, Oystermouth, Mayals and West Cross wards.
To find out more about the role, phone council clerk Steve Heydon on 01792 363598

Congratulations to Nigel Calcutt and his staff in getting a very popular meeting place open in time for the Easter and summertime vistitors, also the residents, at the very much liked and visited Caswell Bay, Mumbles/Gower.

At the height of the severe 5 weeks of storms during January and February 2014, when some waves of 12 feet high smashed the shutters of the cafe and destroyed windows, chairs, tables and other vital equipment.

It is reported that during the clean-up they found fish swimming around inside the cafe (lucky it’s not April First). See a full report in the Evening Post  7-4-14.