Oral History collection: John ('Jack') Morris Davis (born 9 Feb. 1911) interviewed by B.C. Fagg about (Cont. from TH26): Food and living style c. 1914; parents - father's job in Baldwin's Steelworks; mother's attitudes; schooling in Manselton and Grammar school (Mun. Sec.).

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 216 TH 27
  • Dates of Creation
      3 Dec. 1975
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 audio recording

Scope and Content

Track 1. [00:00:10] First World War: Food, Rations, Grocers, Cooking with stove. [00:09:26] Industry: Eating on a 3 shift system, Eating at work. [00:14:28] First World War: Cooking with frying pan, fish and chip shops, fish cart, milk cart. [00:19:38] Illness: Diphtheria. [00:20:24] Industry: Baldwin's, Landor Steel Works and Iron Works, Simons Open Hath Furnaces. [00:21:21] Industry: Roller men, Soaking Pit. [00:25:23] Industry: Baldwin's, Landor. [00:29:18] Industry: Works closing in the Great Depression, The Dole, The Means Test.

Track 2. [00:03:24] Manselton: Development of Manselton, Street Structure, Manselton Estate. [00:07:57] Community: Pubs in Manselton. [00:10:42] Education: Manselton School. [00:14:05] Family: No work for women after marriage. [00:14:46] Education: Manselton School Staff, School Structure. [00:17:40] Education: Scholarship Class and Exams. [00:22:36] Education: Swansea Grammar School. [00:23:32] Education: Scholarship Class and Exams. [00:27:53] Education: Manselton School, Punishment.