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Fire crews from Sketty and Swansea Central were called out to Plunch Lane, Mumbles on Thursday night to deal with an electrical fire involving a toy which was being recharged. It resulted in a small fire and there were no injuries reported. The Fire service stood down at 12.20 am

Take care and keep an eye on any items being recharged.

The Evening Post Reporter, Nino Williams tells us that a landmark store in Mumbles, which has been trading for almost 50 years has had enquiries from three large supermarket chains to take over the site.

The owner of Treasure, which is the subject of the story, Mr Allan Lloyd, says that the family intends to continue in business despite the expressions of interest fromTesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose supermarkets.

Read the full report in the Evening Post, by Nino Williams dated Saturday 21st February.

The local residents of Mayals are reported to be pleased with the new pathway to the promenade and seafront from Mumbles road.

The report in the Evening Post, Friday 20th Feb tells us that Councillor Linda Tyler-Lloyd cut the ribbon at the opening stating  “I am pleased that the path has been completed so quickly. A number of people have slipped and fallen while trying to walk down the grass bank.”

See the full report in the Evening Post, Community section.

We are planning to unveil a plaque at Langland Bay Golf Club, to the memory to Lemuel Ace, born in Mumbles in 1884, who was a casualty of the Great War. He was a Professional Golfer and Groundsman at our club before he joined the army, almost exactly 100 years ago.
lang golf photo 1The plaque is also dedicated to ALL THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN BOTH WARS.

We are continuing our search for any possible relatives of Lemuel ACE, who lived with his wife Margaret and children at Forgefield Terrace, Norton. His parents John & Mary, of 8 Gower Place, Mumbles, had several daughters and three other sons and a son-in-law serving with the colours.

Lemuel Ace enlisted in Mumbles and served as a Private in the Kings Liverpool Regiment and died of wounds from a shell splinter aged 33 on 30th October 1917. He is buried at Brierlen, near Ieper, (The Ypres Salient) known to all Tommies as ‘Wipers’.

It is our aim to make contact with any relatives of Mr Ace and welcome them to the club on the day soon to be announced, to join with us at the unveiling of the plaque, which commemorates his service to the Club and his Country. A photo of the plaque is attached.

David Stroud, our researcher, is contacting the Army & Royal British Legion.

Latest news.

The plaque will be unveiled at Langland Bay Golf Club  on Friday 27th March 2015 at 1.00 pm.

Mr H.C.Henson,
Chairman,
Langland Bay Golf Club

A letter in the Evening Post, Tues 3rd Feb.15 from Heather Davies, reads, ” I am saddened that the redevelopment of Mumbes Pier area is, again, being pushed forward. I am sure I am not alone in fearing the outcome.

May comon sense prevail; may this development not be given the go-ahead. It will be a sad day if iconic Mumbles Head is ruined.”

Let the Mumbles Community Council have your views.

As part of Mumbles Community Council’s Democracy event, which aims to educate and involve young people in their role in the community a meeting was held in Mayals school.

On Friday the 30th January for the first time , representatives from six primary schools across Mumbles met to discuss their ideas to be presented to the Community Council. Representatives of the school councils of Mayals, St David’s, Grange, Whitestone, Oystermouth and Newton schools presented two ideas each and voted on the most popular, which ranged from an art installation across Mumbles, a talent show, fundraising for charity, a small bandstand in Mumbles and decorating the fun train to look like the old Mumbles tram. The most popular idea was the “adopt an older person ” scheme.

All ideas were presented brilliantly and subject to rigorous questioning from fellow school councillors.

I think we have found several future politicians!

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