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Sadly they got rid of the trams


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I never saw a double-decker tram before.

And I never heard of the Mumbles before. Do they speak a lot of Welsh in Mwmbwls...? :D


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Mumbles ,just around the bay from Swansea.The Mumbles Road is one of the busiest in Wales.I
There’s the odd Welsh speaker.
Sadly the trams fell victim to the British craze of getting rid of them.
Double decker trams were fairly normal here..They still have some in Blackpool
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There used to be a lot of trolleys in American cities also, but I think they were mostly gone by the 1970s. They created traffic problems, occupying the middle of the streets.

But they still have cable cars in San Francisco! :)



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LOL, the narrator tells of how he and his bride rode the tram home from their wedding reception, carrying what was left of the wedding cake.with them. :D

Oh, and how did Mumbles get its name?

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I hadn't heard of Mumbles, but I do have a story about Swansea that you may not have heard.

In the 1970s my son played football in the same team as a boy whose father had played for Sheffield Wednesday. His name is Brian.

Brian said that, at that time, SW's first match of the season was always a friendly against Swansea. Apart from the match, and the obvious fun they had going off together as a team, it was also a tough training weekend, and the coach worked them pretty hard.

One year, having timed their Saturday runs up the steep hill from the waterfront, the coach told them that if they could beat their best time, he'd buy them all lunch at the local Chinese Café. Brian said they gave it all they had and were ahead of time till they reached the top of the hill where they found a naked woman, sunbathing. And everybody stopped.

Of course, the coach knew she'd be there. She was one of the local working girls, and he'd hired her for the occasion.

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:D :D :D

Well, the price of one working girl to sunbathe in the altogether must have been much less than the price of 20 or so Chinese lunches.

But what if the team members had all had their way with her on the hilltop? I think she would have gone back to the coach and demanded more pay. :ermm:

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:woot::unsure:...

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The things that go on in Wales... :woot: :woot: :woot:

You should have warned us, SFA... we had no idea!

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...:woot:

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There once was a hooker from Wales,

Whose commerce was lacking in sales,

'Til the Sheffield lads came,

All for games much aflame,

And she serviced the lot of those males.  :D

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:woot:.....

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A Welsh lass, by name of Bo Peep,
While tending her large flock of sheep,
Complained that the men
Would ignore her, but then
With her sheep fain would company keep.  :woot:

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:D...you could become the Yulianna of I’ve solved :woot:

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I never saw a Ukrainian limerick. :D :D :D

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But you have heard of sheep.....:woot:

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Does Yulianna know about Welsh sheep...?

I haven't seen her comments on the... um... matter.   :D

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Sw member Valentine,when the three of us were on relatetothat,told Yulia about the reputation the Welsh have with sheep...i’ve had five years of sheep and rugby comments....

And it has been explained on SW how that came about.Anyway..


And i believe she has sheep on the family farm!

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Yulia  probably has a barn in which to put her sheep, in case she has any visiting Welshmen drop by... a barn with a stout lock.  :D :D :D

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Hi Tink. That reminds me of the sergeant major who walked up to a streetwalker and said, "How much for the pleasure of my company, darling."
"$50 to you, soldier," she said
"Very reasonable." And he threw back his head, and in his best parade ground voice, yelled, "Company!"

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....:D

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Hi Didge,

I heard that the sergeant major yelled, "Company! Atten-hut! Preee-sent arms!"

:D

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