Oral History collection: Lambert Noel (born 15 Nov. 1902) interviewed by Barry Fagg about Experiences of life in Plasmarl in early 1900s; descriptions of local works and collieries, canal and valley; memories of school; life in tinplate and spelter works.

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 216 TH 20
  • Dates of Creation
      2 Dec. 1975
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 audio recording

Scope and Content

Track 1. [00:00:35] Plasmarl: Local community and childhood in Plasmarl. [00:05:05] Industry: Spelter works. [00:08:52] Community: Charity. [00:10:13] The Graig: Family meals and keeping livestock. [00:13:03] Swansea: Shopping. [00:17:10] Community: Local Community, Relationship with landlords. [00:18:56] Family: Relationship with parents, Chores. [00:20:16] Industry: Copper Pit Colliery, Beaufort Works, Pentre Colliery, Canals, Mannesmann Works, Copper Brick Works. [00:29:43] River Tawe: Pollution.

Track 2. [00:00:1] River Tawe: Wharf, Steam Boats. [00:01:47] Swansea Canal: Travelling on the canal. [00:04:05] Transport: Horse and cart, Steam lorry. [00:06:30] Industry: Pollution in the Swansea Valley. [00:09:44] Community: Poverty, unemployment and charity. [00:12:30] Education: Plasmarl Elementary School. [00:15:00] Police: Relationship with police, Vandalism. [00:17:10] Games: Cat and Dog, Marbles. [00:18:14] Education: Plasmarl Elementary School. [00:19:23] Women Working: Women working in industry before, during, and after First World War. [00:27:33] Industry: First job in the Spelter works, Dangers of the job, Barley water.