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2. Oystermouth

This was the site of Oystermouth Station, one of ten stations along the Mumbles railway. It was the first passenger railway in the world, with its first journey completed in the Spring of 1806. The railway closed in 1960 due to a lack of money and an increase in people using cars and buses.

Continue along the road past the shops until you reach the end of the block, the Chapel next to you is the oldest in Mumbles. It was originally built in 1814 by the Wesleyan Methodists, the present one dates from 1878 and has been Christadelphian for over a century.

Cross Dunns Lane past the Methodist Chapel, you are now outside the Post Office. You are standing on what used to be the beach. The land was reclaimed from the sea in the 1890s to extend the railway down to the Pier.

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