Oral History collection: a) W.H. Jones; b) Daniel Hubert Jones (born a) 1894, b) 23 Jan. 1899) interviewed by a) E.C. Williams; b) K. Morgan about a) His work experiences as a mill operator; b) History of Llangyfelach.

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 216 TH 28
  • Dates of Creation
      a) 6 May 1976; b) 26 Jan. 1976
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 audio recording

Scope and Content

Track 1. [00:01:22] Felindre: Thatched Houses. [00:05:56] Felindre: Water Supply. [00:08:27] First World War: Lodging Airmen. [00:10:20] Felindre: Choirs at Chapel, Eisteddfod. [00:15:43] Industry: Working in the mills, making different types of flour, equipment used at the mill. [00:20:24] Industry: Receiving corn from farmers for the mill in Felindre. [00:23:04] Community: Making homemade bread. [00:23:37] Industry: Water driving the mill in Felindre. [00:27:07] Industry: Life as a miller. [00:28:30] Industry: Wheel Right, making the wheels. [00:31:38] Community: Local undertaker, funerals in the countryside. [00:34:53] Transport: Travelling from Felindre to Morriston and Swansea. [00:36:35] Community: Homemade cheese, homemade bread, paid with groceries. [00:38:13] Transport: Farmers travelling to Swansea to sell, stalls in the market. [00:39:24] Transport: First car in Felindre village, first buses in the village and their routes. [00:41:13] Industry: Felindre men working in local colliery's, accidents at the colliery's. [00:45:02] Industry: Undertaker making the coffins. [00:48:28] Education: Children of Felindre community - going to school, subjects, children staying home to work. [00:52:04] Religion: Chapel as a child, difference between the church and the chapel in Felindre - upper class and lower class. [00:54:48] Community: Shooting birds, poaching. [00:58:18] Community: Working near Mr John Llewellyn's estate, building the bridge by his estate.

Track 2. [00:02:01] Llangafelach: A description of Llangafelach village, public houses, where the roads out of Llandafelach led to. [00:04:28] Education: Llangafelch Primary School, moving on to secondary education, Dynefer Secondary School, Oxford Local Senior Exam. [00:10:59] Industry: Going to the Navy after finishing school, travelling with the Navy. [00:13:08] Education: Going to college after the Navy, becoming a teacher. [00:14:15] Llangafelach: Living in Llangafelach, getting water. [00:17:52] Llangafelach: Farms. [00:19:35] Llangafelach: Cornell Phillip Jones. [00:19:58] Llangafelach: Farms, Lleti Morfyl, Maes y Gelynion, Bryn Brodorion. [00:22:32] Llangafelach: Penlliger, Gorseinon, Mid Wales Railway, the Llewellyn family of Penlliger house, Poaching, the Morris family. [00:26:38] Llangafelach: Farm life, farm labourers. [00:28:31] Llangafelach: A colliery village, tram ways, coal transported, tram lines, railway line. [00:32:27] Industry: Felindre mill, Felinllan Weavers Mill. [00:33:17] Llangafelach: Llangafelach Fair. [00:37:41] Religion: Attending Chapel in Llangafelach, Eisteddfodau, Choirs, animosity between the church and the chapel. [00:41:27] Education: Llangafelach Board School. [00:42:07] Religion: Relationship between chapels. [00:42:58] Community: Class consciousness, St. Davids connection to Llangafelach. [00:45:07] Community: Llangafelach church separate to the tower.