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Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Keeping abreast of Mumbles

Yesterday Swansea Housing Association had the official opening of its new housing development on the site of the old Mermaid pub on the front in Mumbles. This pub was a favourite haunt of Dylan Thomas but alas, it is long gone, the victim of an unfortunate fire whilst it was sitting derelict. The new development is flats with a ground floor restaurant. Its main feature is two mermaid statues revealing their full "Double D-cup glory" to the passing world. Dylan would have approved. The Lord Mayor was called upon to unveil these two pairs of breasts but no AMs or MPs were invited. Presumably, we were deemed too unworldly and sensitive for such an event.

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