Track 1. [00:00:03] General: John Wright introduces recording (made on Weds 4th March 1992 at 4, Castle Avenue in Mumbles) of Mr Reg Kenwood. [00:02:05] Transport: Mr Kenwood recalls his Father working on the Tramways following his military service (1918?) and later transferring to the buses. [00:03:33] Transport: Recalling going into the Brunswick Garage on a Sunday morning to look at the buses and taking bus trips around Essex / East End of London during Summer holidays. [00:05:03] Transport: "The rise of the chocolate pirates" types of buses. [00:06:11] Transport: Hillman buses, their poor safety record and how passengers used to be pushed onto them. [00:07:11] Transport: More discussion of London buses. [00:07:53] Transport: The driver was open to the elements, this is how the early Swansea buses were as well. Includes details of the journey home via Blackpill. [00:09:26] Transport: Changing from solid tyres to 'looms', having Tyre Company men employed in the Garage at night. [00:10:19] Transport: More discussion of types of London buses as the two men look at pictures of old buses (nothing relating to West Glamorgan in this at all). [00:24:44] Transport: Recalling two lathe turners employed locally, Bert McGivern and Arthur Thorogood. [00:25:30] Transport: Interviewer talks about his university days, the Raven Hill garage and working on gearboxes, etc. [00:27:11] Transport: More talk about different types of buses and engines, nothing locally relevant.
Track 2. [00:00:00] General: Continuation of John Wright interviewing Mr Reg Kenwood (made on Weds 4th March 1992 at 4, Castle Avenue in Mumbles). [00:00:01] Transport: More talk about different types of buses and engines, nothing locally relevant. [00:00:55] Transport: Discussion of the 'Ramilese' type bus used on the Mumbles route. [00:02:34] Transport: Discussion of the sourcing of pictures of old buses. [00:03:59] Transport: Discussion of Mr Kenwood's bus company expanding and taking over other companies. [00:04:53] Transport: Buses on the Mumbles route. [00:05:30] Transport: Mr Kenwood recalls a period of company takeovers and industrial unrest in 1929. [00:09:58] Transport: An anecdote which illustrates friction between competing local bus companies. [00:11:56] Transport: An anecdote about local bus company takeovers. [00:13:23] Transport: Mr Kenwood talks about his and his family's history of business dealings with the local bus services. [00:26:53] Transport: Mr Kenwood talks about being bought out of his contract and joining another company at the outbreak of Second World War. [00:30:14] General: Recording ends unexpectedly.