Across Swansea Bay to Mumbles

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Mumbles lighthouse, pier and lifeboat station looking across the Swansea Bay from West Cross. Swansea Bay has the second highest tidal range in the world. At each low tide, a large expanse of seashore is uncovered. This area of the shore has a long history of oyster gathering going back many centuries, probably to Roman times. By the mid-19th Century, the shellfish industry employed 600 people in Mumbles and the oysters gathered here were prized across Europe for their quality.

12 x 10 inches, oil painting on canvas board.

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