George Ewart Evans Coalfield Study (audio recordings)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Recorded interviews with former miners including their memoirs of life underground, working conditions, working methods and the impact of mechanisation, safety and accidents. The recordings were made 1960-1979 (c) andcover the period 1914-1979 (c) in subject matter.

Administrative / Biographical History

GeorgeEwart Evans was one of Britain's foremost oral historians, the majority of his work being focused on East Anglia. This collection of recordings by George Ewart Evans studies the South Wales Coalfield, with emphasis on the areas surrounding Banwen and Onllwyn.

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Accessible to all researchers by appointment. Please note that somecollections contain sensitive information and access may be restricted.

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