Goronwy Jones

Scope and Content

Assignment of lands at Ynysybwl relating to Lady Windsor Workmen's Library and Institute 1917; election handbill for candidate at Pontypridd constituency Parliamentary election 1922; letters relating to G.Jones' membership of the 'People's Vigilance Movement' 1941; personal papers, notes for speeches and reports, press-cuttings, correspondence and agreements 1934-1969; petty cash book, undated (c1964-1966); correspondence book of G.Jones as secretary of ?Lady Windsor Colliery Retirement Fund 1966; minutes of meeting, Pontypridd and District Blind Welfare Society 1969.

Administrative / Biographical History

Goronwy Jones was employed at Lady Windsor Colliery since 1913, serving two years in the Royal Navy 1916-1918. He was a member of the Lady Windsor Lodge and in 1935 was a delegate to the Ocean Coal Combine Committee of Coalowners and Union members. He was the Chairman of the Area No. 3 Rhondda group of the committee and chairman of the Lady Windsor Colliery Lodge 1936-1949. Goronwy Jones was a pit examiner and joint chairman with the colliery manager of the pit production committee held during the last world war. He was also colliery representative on the Area Consultative Council for 3 years. In 1947 he was Chairman of the Ocean Cambrian Committee and pit-head baths superintendent in 1949.

Goronwy Jones was secretary of the local Colliery Officials and Staffs Association (COSA) branch from 1949 until his retirement in 1968. Between 1950 and December 1968 he was Chairman of the area committee of COSA.

He was also chairman of the Pontypridd Blind Welfare Committee and chairman and later a trustee of the Ynysybwl Workmen's Institute.

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