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Interview of Davies, William Morgan
Date: 1972   Location: SWCC : AUD/273
Atgofion William Morgan Davies, Cwmgors. Yn ymdrin yn bennaf a'i brofiad cyntaf yn y gwaith glo, ac amodau gwaith; atgofion personol am streic 1898, gan gynnwys sefydliad Undeb Glowyr De Cymru a'i aelodau, a rhan WMD ei hun mewn gweithgareddau yr undeb a'r gyfrinfa; ei farn am Mabon; cyflwr Hen Bwll y Waun; hunan-cynhalieth rhai o'r glowyr; ei addysg a'i ddiddordeb mewn llenyddiaeth; dylanwad Diwygiad Crefyddol 1904 a deffroad gwleidyddol ar y gymuned; ac effaith Streic Glo Caled 1925. Recorded memoirs of William Morgan Davies, Cwmgors. Includes his first experiences in the pits, and working conditions; his recollections of the 1898 strike, and the establishment of the South Wales Miners Federation and its membership, including his own interest and role in union and lodge activities; his own recollections of Mabon; conditions in Pwll y Waun (the old Maerdy pit); self-sufficiency of miners with a piece of land; his education and interest in literature; influence of the religious revival on the community, and political awakening; and impact of the 1925 Anthracite strike

 

 

 

 

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