Marco and Jordan in South Wales

Marco says: I got to visit my absolute favourite sort of shop on a trip to Wales. It was a pet food store!


 

Mumbles  

Lots was happening - M saw that Saturday 28th September was History Day at Swansea Museum and the National Waterfront Museum, and will include the launch of this year’s Swansea History Journal / Minerva.

M says: the history of the area is interesting – Mumbles which is known as the ‘Gateway to Gower’ was the destination of the world’s first fare-paying passenger railway. In 1807, Benjamin French introduced a horse-drawn carriage on rails, which would run from Brewery Bank in Swansea five miles around the bay to Castle Hill. It’s now replaced by a promenade.  Historically fascinating, Mumbles has a Norman castle, a Georgian lighthouse built in 1794 and of course, the Victorian pier which opened in 1898.

Marco says: Anyway, back to the Pet and Garden supplies shop. See the poster which reads ‘feel good factor for dogs’? Well M thought the feel good factor for J would be some special Mumbles chocolate for J. Specially as it had a little dog like me on it!

Mumbles

 

 I had a sniff at it, but decide I prefer my dried sausage treats.

Marco and Mumbles chocolate 

 

 Information:

https://sites.google.com/site/ahistoryofmumbles/swansea-museum-history-events

https://sites.google.com/site/ahistoryofmumbles/why-is-the-village-called-mumbles-by-carol-powell-m-a


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