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Interview of Richards, David
Date: 1974   Location: SWCC : AUD/293
Atgofion David Richards, Ystradgynlais. Yn ymdrin yn bennaf a daeareg a chymeriad ardal y glo caled, gan gynnwys perygl nwy, a gwaith DR fel swyddog diogelwch ag awyriad; profiad yn gweithio yn y pyllau; safle merched mewn diwydiant lleol; defodau gwaith a chymdeithas, a dylanwadau diwylliannol; profiad o wahanol streics; ei waith ar Grwp Ymchwil Silicosis ac yna i'r Bwrdd Glo Genedlaethol, yn arolygu llwch ac awyriad mewn pyllau glo caled, ac effaith peiriannau (mae DR yn dioddef o silicosis). Hefyd ceir rhaglenni y BBC yn ymdrin a streic 1974. Recorded memoirs of David Richards, Ystradgynlais. Includes the geology and characteristics of the anthracite coalfield, including the gas hazards, and DR's role as a safety and ventilation officer; experiences working in the pits; women working in local industries; social and working customs, especially concerning cultural influences; recollections of various strikes; his work on the Silicosis Research Group and then for the National Coal Board, surveying dust and ventilation of anthracite pits, and the effect of mechanisation (DR suffers from silicosis) The interview is followed by recordings of BBC programmes concerning the 1974 strike

 

 

 

 

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