Oral History collection: Mrs Williams interviewed by Mrs J. Vernon about Lunnon; farming on Gower.

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 216 TH 86
  • Dates of Creation
      c. 1977
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 audio recording

Scope and Content

Track 1. [00:00:01] Gower / Farming: Mrs Williams of Lunnon Farm, Parkmill. Making butter. Keeping sheep on Clyne common. [00:01:45] Gower / Farming: Farming, hay making for little money, salting the pig. Father worked the whole farm. [00:04:30] Gower / Farming: Not having much money, mother having a dairy, baking. Managing on very little. [00:06:45] Gower / Farming: Making laver bread from scratch, instructions how to cook it. [00:09:00] Gower / Farming: Mushrooms, bats not seen around so much anymore. The Heron down Parkmill. [00:10:42] Gower / Farming: Having a way with animals is part of country life. Using herbs as medicine / remedies. [00:15:40] Gower / Farming: Telephone, communications, television. [00:17:10] Gower / Farming: During World War Two, hard for farmers. [00:18:00] Gower / Farming: Boiler in the bakehouse, the butter churn. [00:21:00] Gower / Farming: Black lead polish. [00:22:00] Gower / Farming: Walking from Blackhills to Bishopston school.