Pub History > Wales

Mumbles and Gower Pubs


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author: Brian E. Davies
pages: 128
size: 17 x 24cm
language: English
product ref: 1330


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�.A pictorial history of the pubs in the Gower peninsular in South Wales. From Mumbles (the one time �Naples of Great Britain�) to the rural towns & villages of the west of Gower the fortunes and lives of many are described here. The strong temperance movement was aghast at the effects of the Welsh Sunday Closing Act � in bringing flocks of �Sunday travellers� from Swansea (through the utility of the famous Mumbles Railway) to the many pubs of the �Mumbles Mile�. In the Gower peninsular the pubs followed a more rural pattern catering for rural trades, fairs and Saints days.

 

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