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Interview of Payne, Merfyn
Date: 1975   Location: SWCC : AUD/395
Recorded memoirs of Merfyn Payne, Pencoed. Includes his family background; first day working underground, and dislike; his opinion of A J Cook; preparations for the 1926 General Strike; local prosecutions during the strike; the treatment of blacklegs; activities of the scab union in the Pencoed area; attitude of the police to the strikers; womens role during the lock out; opinions of leaders of the South Wales Miners Federation; police intimidation to persuade the strikers to return to work; and his involvement in County Council affairs

 

 

 

 

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