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Interview of Thomas, William
Date: 1974   Location: SWCC : AUD/450
Recorded memoirs of Wil Thomas, Cwmparc. Included is his migration from Llanybydder to the South Wales coalfield; the Welsh language in the community; experiences in the pits; recollections of the 1926 General Strike and riots; attitudes to blacklegs and police; influence of the South Wales Miners Federation and the South Wales Miners Industrial Union; the Dare colliery stay-in strike against scab unionism; comparison between the Park and the Dare collieries; nationalisation and closure. Also includes a brief interview with Mrs Thomas of her service in London, and periods of strikes





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