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New article: Scurlage - Situated at the main junction of Rhossili (index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7:rhossili&catid=10:gower-beaches&Itemid=413) and Port Eynon (index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=103:port-eynon&catid=19:villages&Itemid=349) on the B4247 is the village of Scurlage. It was during the 14th century that Sir Herbert Scurlage, who was related by marriage to the Mansel family, built a fortified Manor House known as Scurlage Castle or 'Sc... http://ow.ly/2wFgu1

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New article: Llanmadoc Church - Llanmadoc Church is the smallest of the Gower churches (index.php?Itemid=113) and is dedicated, unsurprisingly, to St. Madoc. The building is of 13th century construction, although much of what is seen today of the building dates back to only 1865, when the church was renovated quite extensively.This work also involved reducing the height of its tower which can now appear quite stumpy in relation to the rest of the architecture.

During... http://ow.ly/2wEx5V

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New article: Llanelen - According to Reverend J. D. Davies of Llanmadoc and Cheriton, there once existed a medieval village and church called Llanelen, off Welsh Moor, during the reign of Edward VI. Yet today, other than a monument erected here, nothing exists of this mysterious settlement, except a few scattered stones.
Folklore tells us that a ship, returning from a cruise abroad, foundered in the Burry Estuary and the survivors climbed ashore and up the hill to the ... http://ow.ly/2wEdeP

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New article: Swansea Castle Concrete Caution - Swansea Council are jubilant over obtaining £165,000 from Welsh Government and Cadw to improve Swansea Castle's accessibility and appearance. Following an initial phase which brought improvements to the castle's upper floors and tower, allowing new access to visitors during a number of open days; the eventual outcome of the second phase is meant to bring the castle back into the centre of activities, giving some space for ... http://ow.ly/2wDyMY

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New article: Mumbles Lifeboat - During the 19th Century, Swansea became an ever increasingly busy port, frequented by trading ships from all over the world. However, vessels entering Swansea Bay's harbour needed to navigate the dangerous sandbanks - the Mixon Sands, south-west of Mumbles Head and Scarweather Sands to the south of the bay. A lighthouse had been established at Mumbles Head since 1794, to help mariners find a safe path into the bay, however, many ships wou... http://ow.ly/2wqvMr

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New article: Swansea's War Dead - Air Raid deaths in Swansea
Below is an list of the people killed as a result of the air raids over Swansea during the Second World War. Surnames are listed alphabetically and family members are grouped together.




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Elizabeth Ann Absalom
of 18 Brynsifi Terrace, Mount Pleasant. Died onFriday 21 February 1941 at 18 Brynsifi Terrace. Age 48.





Beryl Absalom
of 18 Brynsifi Terrace, Mount Pleasant. Daughter of Elizabet... http://ow.ly/2whUGc

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Is Gower prepared for a wind farm that will change the seascape for at least the next 25 years?

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An introduction to Rhossili Bay beach, Gower. TripAdvisor's best beach in Britain - a must watch if you've never been http://ow.ly/iypge

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Mindless vandalism or selfish property owner?

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Putting aesthetics and economic sustainability into perspective.
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