FACTOID # 12: It's not the government they hate: Washington DC has the highest number of hate crimes per capita in the US.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
RELATED ARTICLES
People who viewed "Mumbles" also viewed:
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Mumbles
Mumbles village, Wales
Mumbles village, Wales

Mumbles (otherwise The MumblesWelsh Y Mwmbwls) is an extremely large village and adjacent headland stretching into Swansea Bay. It is also a community made up of the Mayals, Newton, Oystermouth and West Cross Electoral Wards. It is part of the administrative area of the city and county of Swansea in south Wales. Historically the area was part of the county of Glamorgan. Mumbles, Wales. ... Mumbles, Wales. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... Swansea Bay (Welsh: Bae Abertawe) is an inlet of the Bristol Channel lying south of Swansea, Wales. ... Community councils (CCs) are the most local official representative bodies in Scotland and Wales. ... Mayals is the name of an electoral ward and a suburb of the City and County of Swansea, South Wales. ... The newton (symbol: N) is the SI unit of force. ... Oystermouth is the name of an electoral ward and a village in the Mumbles community and also the City and County of Swansea, South Wales. ... West Cross is the name of an electoral ward and a suburb in the City and County of Swansea, South Wales. ... Swansea (Welsh: Abertawe, mouth of the Tawe) is a city and county in South Wales, situated on the coast immediately to the east of the Gower Peninsula. ... For an explanation of often confusing terms such as Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom, England and Wales and England, see British Isles (terminology). ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Glamorgan or Morgannwg is a maritime traditional county of Wales, UK, and was previously a medieval kingdom or principality. ...


The name Mumbles is probably derived from the French word mamelles, meaning "breasts", which the two islets at the end of the Mumbles headland resemble. On the furthest islet stands Mumbles Lighthouse. Situated in the village are the ruins of Oystermouth Castle. Mumbles Lighthouse (circa 1794) is located in Mumbles, near Swansea. ... Oystermouth Castle is located overlooking Swansea Bay on the east side of the Gower Peninsula near the Welsh village of Mumbles. ...

Contents


Development as a resort

In 1806, the Oystermouth Railway was built between Oystermouth and Swansea with the intention of carrying coal to Swansea. The potential for carrying passengers was soon seen and a horse-drawn passenger service was started on March 25, 1807, making it the first passenger railway service in the world. It became enormously popular, and was commonly called the Mumbles Train. 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... In 1804 the British Parliament approved the laying of a railway line between Swansea and Oystermouth in South Wales, and in the autumn of that year the first tracks were laid. ... Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 nugget For other uses, see Horse (disambiguation). ... March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... 1807 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Following the development of the rail service, Mumbles became a very popular tourist destination. To capitalize on this, the Mumbles Train was extended and a pier was constructed and opened in 1898 to serve as the new terminus. Beautiful View of Machu Picchu, Peru More than 3 million tourists visited the Taj Mahal in Agra, India in 2004. ... A pier in Lillebælt, Denmark A pier is a raised walkway over water, supported by widely spread piles or pillars. ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


An RNLI lifeboat slipway was added to the pier in the summer of 1916 and a boathouse was finally built on it in 1922; these remain in use. On April 23, 1947 the crew of eight men was lost while attempting to rescue the crew of the Samtampa that had run aground on Tusker Rock. RNLI Lifeboat at Calshot Spit The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity dedicated to saving lives at sea around the coasts of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. ... For the 1944 movie, see Lifeboat (film). ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (114th in leap years). ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... SS Samtampa was a 7,219 ton steamship wrecked on Sker Point, off Porthcawl and Kenfig, Wales, in the Bristol Channel on 23 April 1947. ... Tusker Rock is a rock in the Bristol Channel, situated about 2 miles west of Ogmore-by-Sea, Bridgend, Wales. ...


An amusement complex was developed at the land end of the pier in 1966. This proved to be an invaluable attraction to visitors, and in recent years, funding has seen a new building added, housing an amusement arcade, restaurant and bowling alley. Bowling is the common name for several sports that involve rolling a ball towards a target or to knock down pins. ...


The Mumbles Mile is a stretch of road in Mumbles, notable for its concentration of pubs. It is a popular destination for students from universities in Swansea and Cardiff for pub crawls. Famous poet Dylan Thomas was said to have enjoyed many hours at The Mermaid, now a restaurant and coffee lounge. An amusingly named pub (the Old New Inn) at Bourton-on-the-Water, in the Cotswold Hills of South West England A pub in the Haymarket area of Edinburgh, Scotland A public house, usually known as a pub, is a drinking establishment found mainly in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees at all levels (bachelor, master, and doctor) in a variety of subjects. ... The University of Wales, Swansea was founded in 1920 as University College, Swansea, the fourth college of the University of Wales, following the report of the Haldane Commission into University Education in Wales. ... Cardiff University (Welsh: Prifysgol Caerdydd) is a university in Cardiff. ... A pub crawl (sometimes called a bar tour or bar-hopping) is the act of visiting and consuming alcoholic beverages at a number of pubs in a single night with a group of friends. ... Dylan Marlais Thomas, (October 27, 1914 – November 9, 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer. ...


Trivia

Zeta-Jones as Elena in The Legend of Zorro. ... Swansea (Welsh: Abertawe, mouth of the Tawe) is a city and county in South Wales, situated on the coast immediately to the east of the Gower Peninsula. ... Hislop on the set of Have I Got News For You Ian Hislop (born July 13, 1960) is the editor of British satirical magazine Private Eye; a team captain on the popular satirical current affairs quiz Have I Got News for You and a comedy scriptwriter. ... Joanna Page (born in 1977 in Mumbles, Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales) is a Welsh actress. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

See also

Rhossili Beach on the Gower peninsula of South Wales The Gower peninsula (Welsh: Gŵyr) is one of the UKs major tourist attractions and is the best-known district in Wales after Snowdonia. ...

External links

  • Mumbles Tourist Information Centre
  • Report of the loss of Edward, Prince of Wales (the Mumbles lifeboat) in 1947
  • Locality website
  • Mumbles Pier
  • Mumbles webcam
  • Mumbles Lifeboat
  • Mumbles Yacht Club
  • Map sources for Mumbles

  Results from FactBites:
 
Mumbles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (408 words)
Mumbles (otherwise The Mumbles Welsh Y Mwmbwls) is an extremely large village and adjacent headland stretching into Swansea Bay.
To capitalize on this, the Mumbles Train was extended and a pier was constructed and opened in 1898 to serve as the new terminus.
The Mumbles Mile is a stretch of road in Mumbles, notable for its concentration of pubs.
The Swansea and Mumbles Railway - the world's first railway service (2912 words)
The story of the "Mumbles Train", as it came to be known, is as heart breaking as it is fascinating.
The Mumbles terminus was extended to Swansea Bay lighthouse and an 835 ft. pier was constructed parallel with the lighthouse rocks as an incentive to attract even more passengers.
Travelling the "Mumbles Train" as it had now come to be known, was an enchanting experience; the combination of the smooth, fast electric trams and the panoramic bayside views provoked the illusion of gliding across water.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m