Oral History collection: Mrs Annie Jenkins (born 17 Oct. 1890) interviewed by Leonard Beynon about Middleton; farming on Gower.

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 216 TH 89ii
  • Dates of Creation
      9 Nov. 1988
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 audio recording

Scope and Content

TH89ii Track 1. [00:00:29] Social: Annie jenkins from Middleton. Father was John Bevan. [00:00:30] Social: Born and raised at Middleton Hall cottage. [00:01:30] Social: Father died young leaving mother to raise family and run the farm. [00:01:48] Community: Had to hire in help for ploughing. [00:02:04] Community: Annie would harness the horses and put them to the cart. Goes on to describe harvesting. [00:02:40] Community: Cutting up the harvested swedes for the farm animals. [00:03:52] Community: Taking a cart of wheat to Burry for grinding. [00:05:35] Community: Going with grandfather to the shoreline to get crabs and lobsters. [00:06:05] Community: Went to Swansea after marriage. [00:06:41] Community: Granny Hopkins in Windy walls. [00:07:00] Community: Named residents in Middleton and weird names of some houses. [00:09:15] Community: The Cottage Boys' who lived in a row of cottages. [00:10:00] Social: Self sufficient for food. [00:10:34] Community: Eventually the farm was split into two. The machinery and barns were shared. [00:14:54] Social: Boys were dressed in petticoats as young children. Long trousers in their teens. [00:15:30] Social: Mother died in 1958 age 96yrs. [00:18:11] Community: Sheep dip at Riverside. Used to dam the river up. [00:19:41] Community: Going to the parsonage to dip the sheep. [00:19:59] Community: Threshing the corn. [00:20:10] Community: First farm to have a threshing machine.