Peninsular Gower has a number of subterranean caves, most of which were explored during the 1950s and 1960s by Maurice Clague Taylor and his sisters Marjorie and Eileen. Caves like
It is one thing for workmen to find the bones of an English King beneath a
When the police looked through files of missing persons they found a file on 26-year-old Mamie Stuart, who had disappeared 42 years earlier in 1919, and after they had superimposed her photo onto a photograph of the skull the police were fairly certain that the body was hers.
Mamie, who was from Notting Hill in
In Caswell Bay Shotton rented a house then called Craig Eithin, and brought Mamie there sometime in 1919. She wrote to her mother that Shotton, besides beating her, “has put me in a great big house and just comes and goes when he likes. Will write more later.” Suspicions were aroused when her parents ceased hearing from Mamie, and later Shotton reported her missing. An unclaimed suitcase was found at
At the 1962 coroner’s inquest in Gowerton, the three cavers gave evidence, as did 83- year-old retired postman Bill Symons, who recalled seeing Shotton outside the
But it was too late to bring him to justice - for Shotton had died aged 78 three years earlier, penniless in a