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Interview of Thomas, Ivor (Mr and Mrs)
Date: 1974   Location: SWCC : AUD/351
Recorded memoirs of Mr and Mrs Ivor Thomas, Penyfai. Includes working methods in the colliery, and his first day at work; gas hazards underground, and illness as a result of working in the pit; working as a gardener for a large estate; his army service; returning to work in the colliery, and an account of an accident underground; the settlement of disputes in the colliery; his trade union involvement with the National Union of Public Employess; being a gardener at the Bridgend Workhouse, and recollections of the inmates and discipline at the workhouse; establishing a piggery; his interest in boxing and rugby, and recollections of international rugby matches; supervision of a Boys Club in Bridgend; and opinions of women who drank in the pub

 

 

 

 

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