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Interview of Williams, John
Date: 1974   Location: SWCC : AUD/288
Recorded memoirs of John Williams, Banwen. Includes his education; the communities of Upper and Lower Cwmtwrch, and the local pits of Brynhenllys, Pwllbach, and Tirbach; influence of religion and coal owners in the community; pit customs and wage bargaining; comparison of various pits; studying as a mining engineer, and then becoming a colliery manager at Onllwyn No 3 colliery; influence of Evans and Bevan Ltd; introduction and effect of mechanisation and nationalisation; conflict between the Doctors in Banwen; and the closure of Onllwyn colliery

 

 

 

 

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