June 26, 2014


After years of waterlogged pitches and cancelled matches, Mumbles rugby club officials are now praying for rain.

The club has broken through several inches of compacted pitch soil and imported a load of soil from Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli.

They have added fertilizer and seeds and spread this across the pitch with the aim of improving the drainage.

The club members are keen, the reports states, to thank the Mumbles Community Council and the Welsh Rugby Union for their grants of £8,500 and £10,000 respectively.

(further details are in the Eve. Post by Reporter, Richard Youle 25th June 14)

It is reported in the Evening Post, 25th June that John Williams from Mumbles, the founder of a national charity has won an outstanding contribution prize at the National Learning Disabilities Awards for transforming the face of social care services for people with learning disabilities in England. 

John who is from Mumbles is a founder of the national charity Fitzroy more than 50 years ago to challenge the social exclusion of children with severe learning disabilities.

Fitzroy’s first home thrived and it now supports more than 600 adults across 60 locations and the care model is now common practice in England and Wales.

(see the Eve Post for more details)

A story in the Evening Post, by Reporter Richard Youle, 25th June 14 tells us that “Stones and Rocks on the Redcliffe section of Caswell Bay which residents say have been dumped by contractors on what was previously sand”.

A resident of Redcliffe flats claims that this has ruined this previously sandy stretch of beach and has raised the matter with the City Council and the local MP.

(for more details read the report in the Eve.Post)

Carol Powell, a founder member of the Oystermouth Historical Society has produced her seventh book about local Mumbles history.

She tells the story of the local bobbies and posties from the 1850’s to the 1950’s.

“Every one knew the people who walked the beat or those who delivered the mail” she said.

The stories are from a century of immense change as the population rose from 1,938 to around 11,678. (this has increased again in later years).

Carol’s book is entitled “Law and Postal Order – Everyday life in the Police and Postal Services of Old Mumbles”.

Further details are in the Evening Post 25th June 2014