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Find out more about Gower's stories and folklore

  • Port Eynon lifeboat disaster

    On 1 January 1916 the steamer Dunvegan ran aground and two men home on wartime leave volunteered to make up the crew of the Port Eynon lifeboat, Janet. The seas were so rough they couldn’t get near the striken Dunvegan so they dropped anchor to wait for calmer conditions and after a few hours the Read more >

  • Smugglers at Salthouse?

    There is a local legend that suggests John Lucas was a smuggler and pirate, who used Salthouse and nearby Culver Hole to store contraband (illegal or smuggled goods). It is claimed that John created a secret passage between the two as a means of escape. The later fortification of the Salthouse added to the intrigue about Read more >