Oral History collection: Sheila Morgan interviewed by Betty Lowe about Her memories of Pennard.

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 216 D 56/13/3
  • Dates of Creation
      n. d.
      c. 1990s
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 audio recording on cassette; also digital copy in MP3 format

Scope and Content

Track 1. [00:00:51] ATS: Moving to Swansea, speaking about her time briefly in the ATS. [00:04:28] Mothers Union and WI: Mothers Union and Women's Institute available in Penard. [00:06:19] Eleven Plus exam: Neither of children passed the 11+ but now one is PhD and other is BSc. [00:09:31] Buses: Buses was main form of transport. [00:11:27] Lighting: Changes when lighting was put into Penard village. [00:14:10] Rats: Plague of rats underneath a friends bungalow in the village in the 1960's. [00:18:30] Women's Institute: Meetings in the Parish Hall, speaks about the things the WI organised such as choirs and acting. [00:19:29] Vernon Watkins: Vernon helped the German boy who was staying with them to settle in. [00:25:12] Doctors: Speaks about the doctors surgery and the chemist shop with Dr Harris. [00:26:11] Shopping: Using the buses to go out of town to go shopping for food. [00:26:44] Milk: Speaks about the different was the milk was collected and delivered. [00:28:22] Postman: Bob the postman with only one arm who rode a bicycle over the cliffs. [00:29:53] Snow: Village was cut off for a week due to snow. [00:32:01] Mobile Library: A mobile library would come into the village every Tuesday. [00:01:48] Singing: People singing on their way into work in the Rhondda. [00:02:42] Miners: Miners would play games on the streets. [00:04:10] Cardiff: Speaks about the family moving to Cardiff, comparing the people there to those in Rhondda. [00:13:33] Holiday in Gower: Speaks of childhood memories spent in Gower with her family. [00:21:21] Olchfa/Penclawdd idea: "Washing of the sheep". [00:24:56] Gower Society: Formation of the Gower Society. [00:27:48] Saunders Lewis: Speaks about her knowledge of him and how he had lost his job.

Track 2. [00:00:04] Saunders Lewis: Saunders Lewis losing his job and about the trial in Caernarfon, then being moved to the Old Bailey. [00:04:40] Thursday Dinner Club: An idea developed by Saunders Lewis, started it in Dunvant. [00:13:03] Formation of Gower Society: David Rees visit spurred the formation. [00:17:56] Oxwich Castle: Acceptance of a shilling for the use of the castle for one night. [00:18:59] Royal Institution: Where the first meeting of the Gower Society was held, its importance to the society. [00:24:26] Young People: Speaks about the interests of young people and how they would go dancing.

Track 3. [00:00:15] Social Life: Good dancing sessions. [00:00:51] Swansea Castle: Teenagers protesters again the demolition of Swansea Castle.