Oral History collection: a) John Gwynne Morgan; b) Edward Bowen Meyrick (born a) ?; b) 30 June 1908) interviewed by Margaret Edwards about a) The history of the Mond Nickel works and of Clydach; b) Historical reminiscences of Swansea (Both formal talks).

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 216 TH 18
  • Dates of Creation
      a) July 1975; b) 22 May 1975
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 audio recording

Scope and Content

Track 1. [00:00:05] Industry - Working Nickel: Brief history of working nickel. [00:05:26] Industry - Mond Nickel Works: Building of Mond Nickel Works. [00:08:00] Community: Mond Social Club. [00:09:40] Industry Mond Nickel Works: Description of works and working as medical officer.

Track 2. [00:00:35] Edward VII: Connection between Edward VII and Swansea. [00:01:33] Victoria Park: Description of Victoria Park. [00:02:53] Earthquake: Earthquakes in Swansea. [00:03:45] Snowfall in Swansea: Poor people struggling in the cold. [00:04:30] Jim Driscoll: Story of the famous boxer Jim Driscoll in Swansea. [00:06:10] Food: Eating Oysters in Mumbles. [00:06:53] American Soldiers: Arrival of American Soldiers in 1917. [00:07:17] Mumbles: Trips to Mumbles. [00:11:54] Queens Dock: Arrival of Grand Fleet, Yacht race, and opening of Queens Dock 1920.