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HISTORY OF MUMBLES

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