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Interview of Taylor, W H
Date: 1973   Location: SWCC : AUD/323
Recorded memoirs of W H Taylor, Blaenafon. Includes experiences of first working underground with his father; working methods, including the flexible hours of work before the use of safety lamps, smoking down the pit, and accidents and first aid underground; the installation of conveyors in Big Pit; mining examinations and classes; being a member of the accident rescue brigade; his duties as a shotfirer; the relationship between the National Association of Colliery Overmen Deputies and Shotfirers and the South Wales Miners Federation; safety work undertaken during the 1926 General Strike; social life associated with the church; public houses in Blaenafon; and the impact of the 1904 Religious Revival

 

 

 

 

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