Oral History collection: a) David John Dixon; b) Iorwerth Thomas (born a) 12 Jan. 1892, b) 12 Jan. 1904) interviewed by E.C. Williams and Kevin Morgan about Boyhood memories of the Plasmarl area, including description of copper-workers, Plasmarl school, trips to Mumbles, canal, etc.

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 216 TH 25
  • Dates of Creation
      11 Mar. 1976
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 audio recording

Scope and Content

Track 1. [00:00:06] Plasmarl: Plasmarl. [00:01:19] Industry: Father's job as a yellow metal roller man. [00:08:30] Industry: Boys sent to get beer for workers. [00:11:00] Family: Keeping pigs. [00:12:45] Family: Accomodating a large family. [00:15:30] Community: Local community in Plasmarl. [00:16:47] Social activites: Social evenings in Plasmarl school. [00:19:05] Religion: St Paul's Football team. [00:19:53] Swansea Canal: Trips on the canal. [00:23:46] Religion: Building Church. [00:25:54] Religion: Church Bell. [00:26:28] Religion: High Church. [00:27:47] Social activites: Trips to Mumbles, Swansea beach, Swimming in the Canal. [00:31:43] Education: Plasmarl School. [00:34:45] Poverty: Barefooted Children. [00:35:40] Childhood: Games, Mob, Cat and Dog, Spining Top, Marbles. [00:37:17] Sport: Rugby, Football. [00:38:06] Education: English, Maths. [00:39:39] Education: Relationship with teachers. [00:41:10] Public Transport: Trams in Swansea. [00:45:25] Transport: Cycling. [00:47:23] Transport: Horses.

Track 2. [00:00:07] Industry: Transporting Coal, Different Collieries. [00:08:40] Industry: Oil Works, Mannesmann, Acklands Foundry, Copper Works, Morriston Smelter Works, Baldwins Works. [00:11:32] Industry: Boats transporting Copper Ore and other materials. [00:15:22] Public Transport: Trams in Swansea. [00:19:59] Public Transport: Mumbles railway.