Big Apple gets bitten

by Richard on August 6, 2009

Sad news from Swansea. A young man has crashed his car into the “Big Apple” kiosk in Mumbles, severely damaging this quirky little structure.

It was built in 1929 as a promotion for an apple juice drink. Although it was only intended to be a temporary building, the Apple has been a much-loved feature ever since.

Welcome to Gower has pictures of the damage, and has started a petition for its restoration.

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DH 08.06.09 at 3:23 pm

Here is the sute from the city of my Alma Mater Kansas State University

Let the puns continue:

big apple vs. Big Apple (NY)
Manhattan, NY vs Manhattan, KS
little apple vs little Apple (NY) vs Little Apple (c) Kansas (Manhattan, KS)

I’m sure with all of the tornados in the Little Apple (C) (Manhattan, Kansas) {midwestern state of the US} that there is some headline that says “Tornados take a bite out of the Little Apple (c).” :)

Sorry to hear that people were hurt. Sometimes humor can be the best medicine. I did not mean to be insensitve but in the midwest we had been hit with some pretty bad tornados in Greenburg, Kansas USA. A whole town was destroyed but it looks like they are a town that is surviving in the midst of terrible tragedy.


malc 08.06.09 at 11:12 pm

honestly if ever there was a reason for not letting young people to drive this is a good one. Who wants to bet that he was speeding up the wiggly road that leads up to The Apple…

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