Oral History collection: John ('Jack') Morris Davis (born 9 Feb. 1911) interviewed by B.C. Fagg about Well-known local historian. Description of early life in Manselton.

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 216 TH 26
  • Dates of Creation
      3 Dec. 1975
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 audio recording

Scope and Content

Track 1. [00:00:37] Manselton: Description of Manselton Area. [00:02:38] Manselton: Housing, Garden and Street Structure. [00:03:37] Transport: Main Transport Horse and Cart, Steam Wagon, Ways of delivering goods to different shops. [00:06:44] First World War: Outbreak of war, Llandrindod Wells, Rationing, Manselton. [00:09:41] Transport: Electric Trams, Manselton, Walking, Workers Tickets. [00:14:53] Industry: Roller Man, Teacher. [00:19:11] Manselton: 1911 to 1918, Road Structure. [00:21:42] Industry: Shopping Locally. [00:23:53] Manselton: Surrounding Area, Farmland, Schools. [00:26:17] Transport: First Buses, Tram Lines. [00:28:16] Transport: Tram journey from Robert Street, Manselton to go shopping in Swansea. [00:30:53] Industry: Shopping at Swansea Market, Shopping in Swansea.

Track 2. [00:00:03] Industry: Eynons Café, Swansea. [00:00:48] Industry: Ben Evans Department Store, Sales Assistants, Shop Walker System. [00:08:55] Religion: Chapel, Sunday School. [00:11:15] Industry: Cwmbelen Works, Master Stone Mason. [00:22:19] Family: Bringing up 7 children, Treating Illnesses. [00:29:00] Industry: Pay, Currency. [00:31:08] Community: Communal Piggary.