Oral History collection: J. W. C. Lewis interviewed by Margaret Hammond about History of Pennard.

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 216 D 56/13/37
  • Dates of Creation
      1998
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      1 audio recording on cassette; also digital copy in MP3 format

Scope and Content

Track 1. [00:05:10] Leisure: Activities in Pennard. [00:09:35] Poetry: Speaks of Dylan Thomas and his friend Vernon. [00:15:35] Holiday Homes: Local authority gave holiday homes deadline to be in an acceptable condition. [00:16:43] Education: Schooling in Pennard and boarding schools. [00:18:37] Leisure: Activities in the Gower. [00:19:13] Plumbing: Moving water from Swansea to Pennard as there was no running water. [00:27:58] War: Speaks of how War changed Pennard and modernised it. [00:28:39] Social life: Golf club and South Gate Country Club and what happened there. [00:30:53] Society: Speaks of the divide between the Artisans and the working class in the village.

Track 2. [00:00:20] Excursions: Trips to Gower, travelling via pony and trap. Time without vehicles. [00:04:02] Wildlife: Birds and insects in the Gower. [00:06:45] Nature: Various types of flowers that grew in the Gower. [00:10:28] Fishing: Drag net fishing and the various fish that were caught in the Gower. [00:12:32] Society: How Pennard was changing and how Gower Society saved Rhossili from a Butlins being built. [00:16:22] Witchcraft: Talk of a witch in Pennard. [00:25:20] The Second World War: Home Guard in Pennard and stories of drilling in the Golf club. [00:29:14] The Second World War: Bombing of Swansea and the various scares that happened in the Gower.