Tag: Mumbles

A Czech refugee artist in Mumbles

December 20, 2019 7 Comments
A Czech refugee artist in Mumbles

In the big show of Swansea-themed art currently on in the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery are three paintings from the permanent collection I’d not seen before.  They’re by a Czech artist called Ernst (later Ernest) Neuschul.  What intrigued me was a note in the caption for one of them to say that he’d found refuge […]

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Wales Coast Path, day 13: Swansea to Mumbles

September 10, 2018 5 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 13: Swansea to Mumbles

This may be Day 13 in the geographical series, but chronologically it’s number 95 – Sunday 9 September 2018, and the very last stage of our Wales Coast Path journey.  We‘ve left our ‘home stretch’, one of the flattest in the whole course of the Path, till last.   It’s a route – along the track […]

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What if it’s true?

June 19, 2017 0 Comments
What if it’s true?

The Baptists of Mumbles have a way with words.  Outside their chapel, on the corner of Langland Road,  a glass-fronted box attached to two buttresses contains a large poster.  The posters, which change every three or four weeks, have become famous, in the pages of the South Wales Evening Post if not beyond, for their […]

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Knab Rock, summer 1996

October 26, 2013 2 Comments
Knab Rock, summer 1996

In memoriam Evan Evans (1984-2013)   1 I walk down to the sea path – rust on horse chestnut leaves unprepared, this still day, to fall.   2 Fishing boats file across the bay – astern, black flags clear in the low afternoon light.   3 Crow, hands in pockets, scorns to hurry away – […]

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