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Interview of Minton, Jim
Date: 1973   Location: SWCC : AUD/301
Recorded memoirs of Jim Minton, Abergavenny. Includes his family background; first working underground at twelve years old; involvement in politics and trade unions; influence of the 1904 Religious Revival; opinion and memories of S O Davies and Ted Gill; being a representative on a delegation to Durham to gain strike support and funds; his participation in a hunger march to London in 1922; moving to Canada in 1923, sailing from Liverpool to Halifax in Nova Scotia, where he worked in the collieries and on the land; a comparison of collieries in Canada and South Wales; bootlegging in Alberta; strikes in Canada; his arrest; the local election of Tom Garland (?); returning to Blaina in 1925; working in Devon with his son, and being injured while working on the tram lines

 

 

 

 

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