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Interview of Thomas, Mel
Date: 1973   Location: SWCC : AUD/283
Recorded memoirs of Mel Thomas, Maesteg. Includes his family background; influence of trade unionism, and his growing interest in politics and the Lodge Committee; his opinion of North Navigation Collieries Company; anti World War I movements in the Maesteg area; his role in the establishment and development of local branches of the Communist Party, Miners Minority Movement, National Unemployment Workers Movement, and the Youth Communist League; influence of the National Council of Labour Colleges classes; his recollections of incidents during the 1926 lock out and General Strike, and political changes; decline of Communist Party membership during the 1930's; and his opinion of Arthur Horner

 

 

 

 

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