Oral History collection: Jim Rutter and Horrace Rosser interviewed by an unidentified interviewer about Gower life.

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 216 D 56/13/46
  • Dates of Creation
      1988
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      1 audio recording on cassette; also digital copy in MP3 format

Scope and Content

Track 1. [00:01:12] The Second World War: Tells of his duties setting up decoys around the Gower to try and prevent the bombing of the Ordnance Factory in Pembrey and the marshalling yards in Llanelli. [00:01:51] The Second World War: More information about what decoys were and the CTD. [00:06:55] The Second World War: Information about the German plane that came down near the Oxwich area. [00:13:20] Leisure: Spying Gower caves and local geology. [00:17:20] The Second World War: The near evacuation of Gower. [00:19:15] The Second World War: American camps in the Gower. [00:22:58] Geology/Architecture: The lengthy process of excavating Gower caves.

Track 2. [00:06:08] Carpentry: Carpentry in the local area. [00:07:55] Biking: The types of bikes that were sold and the prices. [00:08:35] Wages: How much various jobs paid at the time. [00:17:15] Royal Marines: Career in the Royal Marines and where he travelled. [00:27:52] Education: What they got up to in school. [00:30:02] Transport: How people travelled form Oxwich to Swansea town. [00:31:35] Education: More on what they got up to and what they were taught in school. [00:33:02] Nature: Nature walks around the Gower and the various plants and wildlife that were found. [00:34:30] Leisure: Crabbing and various other activities people got up to in the Gower.