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Quiz: How well do you know Mumbles?


By Beth Thomas

Posted: Thursday, 15th April 2021 10:06 pm

For this week's newsletter-exclusive, we have about Mumbles. How well do you know our village? Scroll to find the answers below and let us know your score.

  1. How long has a lighthouse existed on Mumbles Head?
  2. Which famous poet is said to have frequented The Antelope and The Mermaid?
  3. When was Oystermotuh Castle founded?
  4. Which famous singer owns a house on Mumbles Road?
  5. Which unusual red and green building is Grade II Listed?
  6. What was the gorilla on Mumbles Pier originally wearing before her red bikini appeared?
  7. And what is her name?
  8. Which Gavin and Stacey actress holds pilates classes in Mumbles?
  9. Where is Mumbles twinned with? (1 point for each place)
  10. How long has a lifeboat station operated at Mumbles?
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The Serpent: Producer explains why you should see the hit series


By Beth Thomas

Posted: Saturday, 13th February 2021 11:30 am

Pic 1 The Serpent Picture: BBC/Mammoth Screen

Crime drama series, The Serpent, has proved a great success since it came to our screens in January. But the man who produced the hit TV series advises you not to watch it on your own…

It was developed by Mammoth Screen for BBC One and Netflix and tells the story of how conman and murderer Charles Sobhraj, played by Tahar Rahim, was eventually caught with his girlfriend Marie-Andree Leclerc, played by Jenna Coleman.

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