Radio Recordings relating to the South Wales Coalfield

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Radio recordings including BBC documentary on Lewis Jones 1977;interview of Dai Francis 1976; BBC recording Father and Son on the lives of Dai and Hywel Francis 1960-1980; Interview of Mair Lewis, sister of Alun Lewis, poet 1964-1974; BBC documentary on the 1926 General Strike, 1965-1979 (c); interview of Lance Rogers,1972-1979 (c); Interview of Sir Archie Lush 1972; BBC recording May Among The Mountains about the history of the South Wales Miners'Federation 1973; recorded memoirs of Jim Brewer 1972-1979; recorded memoirs of Leo Price 1972-1979; recorded memoirs of Lilian May Price 1972-1979; recorded memoirs of Mrs Rita Rees 1972-1979; recorded memoirs of Tom Jones 1972-1979; Y Streic Fawr - recording made for the BBC Radio Cymru Llwyfan programme concerning the 1926 General Strike 1976; recorded memoirs of Morian Morgan undated (?1960s 0r 1970s) ; recorded memoirs of Maria Fernandez undated (?1960s or 1970s) ; recorded memoirs of Alun Menai Williams undated (?1960s 0r 1970s) ; recorded memoirs of Mrs Olive Wilson undated (?1960s or 1970s) ; recorded memoirs of Paula and Maria (surnames unknown) undated (?1960s or 1970s) ; BBC recording of discussion programme involving Dai Francis and sixth form pupils 1976 (c); recording by the German Democratic Republic in German concerning the Welsh coalfield undated (?1960s or 1970s) ; Polish Radio External Services Broadcast marking the 30th anniversary of the First World Trades Unions Congress1975; Rhyfel yn Sbaen - recording presented by the BBC Radio Cymru programme Manylu 1986; and recording of radio programmes concerning the Miners' Dispute 1983, 1983.

Administrative / Biographical History

The collection consists of a variety of radio recordings concerned with the South Wales Coalfield.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all researchers by appointment. Please note that somecollections contain sensitive information and access may be restricted.