Oral History collection: Clifford Benjamin Jones interviewed by Unknown about Recollections, general; left school in 1912; Bleriot plane landing on beach at Swansea in 1912, etc; memories of WW1. (Poor quality recording).

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 216 TH 60
  • Dates of Creation
      4 Feb. 1978
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 audio recording

Scope and Content

Track 1. [00:00:12] Community: Clifford Benjamin Jones, grandson of a master sail maker. [00:01:10] Community: Left school in 1912 at ag of 14yrs and was indentured to a newspaper as a trainee reporter. [00:01:35] Community: Description of the two Swansea newspapers. [00:02:28] Community: Mono plane landed on Swansea Sands, arranged by Daily Mail. [00:03:23] Community: The Mono plane did a tour of South Wales in hops of 15 miles. [00:04:04] Community: In 1914 staff from South Wales Daily Post had trip to PontNeathVaughan. On their return they found that their rivals from the Cambrian Record had scooped the declaration of War. [00:04:59] Community: Staff from Cambrian Daily Leader who fought in the War. [00:05:35] First World War: In 1915 joined Cyclists batallion to fight the war. [00:06:36] First World War: Much excitement when first regiments to fight in France came from Wales. [00:07:23] First World War: Infantry traning in Winchester before going to france. [00:09:05] First World War: Description of welsh regiments fighting in france. Award of VC to one soldier. [00:10:00] First World War: Friends who fought in the war. [00:11:00] First World War: Description of atrocities of battle, war found not tobe such a romantic thing to answer the call of te colours. [00:12:30] First World War: 1917, conscription and food rationing.