Track 1. [00:00:01] Personal Details: Betty Keys[00:?], father arrived from London 1908, bridgebuilder, then went to Gilbertson's steelworks 1910. [00:01:10] Female Employment: Mother was undercook, £2pa, 1 day off in 3 months. [00:05:50] Industry: Children used to play in the works, and cook stuff on white-hot sheet metals[00:!]. [00:08:40] Industrial Accidents: Boy loses foot using it to stop railway truck. [00:09:38] Industrial Equipment: Blue-tinted goggles for steelworkers. [00:11:40] Steel Industry: Acid vats used for cleaning steel sheets post-mill. [00:12:00] Industrial Clothing: Heavy scarves - put in mouths. [00:13:04] Industry: Salt tablets for workers, to deal with heat. [00:13:40] Industry: Tri-monthly rebricking of furnaces. [00:14:29] Industry: Salt tablets causing health problems - gangrene, blood pressure. [00:17:40] Clothing: Flannel shirts, knitted wool socks. [00:18:30] Holidays: Porthcawl for most. [00:21:50] Currency: Gilbertson's made coins, local unofficial money, though wages always in Sterling. [00:23:50] Retail: Local shops open until post 11.30pm. [00:24:40] Retail: Very local - 4 general stores in street. [00:26:40] Wartime Rationing: Illegal pigs - rather like "A Private Function". [00:32:00] Diet: "Small beer", home-made wine, mead, no confectionary in wartime. [00:33:21] Clothing Rationing: Coupons - 1 frock. [00:34:10] Leisure: 3 dancehalls in Pontardawe. [00:37:35] Leisure: 3 cinemas in Pontardawe. [00:40:40] Pollution: Heavy pollution: nothing will grow. No verdigris on roofs cf Mond or Skewen oil works. [00:43:20] Pollution: Interviewee influences Gilbertson works to raise stack by 25', and put in filter, in mid-50s. [00:47:20] Industrial Relations: Only one strike at Gilbertson's, in 1930s. [00:48:01] Housing Costs: 3/6d pw, shared house.
Track 2. [00:00:11] Strike: Father injured prior to strike, then strike for weeks. [00:06:30] War: Luftwaffe bomb targeting. [00:07:14] War: Metal Box - bomb components, tails, in H29 section of works. [00:07:52] Labour Conscription: Labour Drafts for mines (Bevan Boys). [00:10:10] Wartime Industry: Overage men in industry, joined by women. [00:18:29] Industry: Interviewee went to Metal Box post-school. [00:20:20] Pontardawe: Not changed much. [00:23:08] Housing: House price £300, freehold.