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Interview of Thomas, William'Box'
Date: 1973   Location: SWCC : AUD/196
Recorded memoirs of Will 'Box' Thomas,Maerdy. Includes his childhood in New Quay and Maerdy; an industrial injury andthe treatment he received; returning to work; his first day underground; themethod of working a seam; WT suffered from 'housemaids knee'; differing customsin local collieries; food habits; nicknames in the colliery; relationshipsbetween officials and workmen; dust suppression in the training face, and theclosure of the face; work of the hauliers; and the relationship betweenhauliers and colliers

 

 

 

 

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