Oral History collection: Jack Spooner (born 13 Nov. 1901) interviewed by Barry Fagg about Early life; chapel, Morriston and description of life as a boy; school life; work; WW1; work in Dyffryn, Morriston 1920s and 1930s.

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 216 TH 15
  • Dates of Creation
      18 June 1975
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 audio recording

Scope and Content

Track 1. [00:01:19] Childhood in Plasmarl: Memories of childhood in Plasmarl during early 1900s. [00:02:45] Trade Unionism in Swansea: Old operative Stone Maisons. [00:03:07] Labour Party in Swansea: Staunch workers for the Swansea Labour Association. [00:04:14] Religion: The Calvinistic Methodist Church of Wales. [00:11:26] Religion: The Band of Hope: Temperance Association. [00:13:33] Religion: The Ragged School: Famous Sunday School. [00:14:30] Morriston: Memories of childhood in Watkins Street early 1900s. [00:18:03] Building Trade: The workers of Watkins Street early 1900s. [00:21:02] Housing Conditions: Conditions in Watkins Street early 1900s. [00:22:52] Public Transport: Trams in Swansea. [00:23:28] Education: Swansea Municipal Secondary.

Track 2. [00:00:38] Industry: Baldwins Kings Dock: Tin Plate Works. [00:03:34] Swansea Corporation: The building of Townhill Estate. [00:06:47] Industry: Duffryn 1922 onwards. [00:11:20] Industry: Ebbw Vale. [00:12:15] Industry: Needle Scale in Ebbw Vale. [00:15:00] Industry: The produce and goings on of Duffryn. [00:21:16] Industry: Rimming Steel: Low carbon steel. [00:23:00] Industry: Tin Works and Tin plating, Ebbw Vale.