Across Swansea Bay to Mumbles


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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