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 Adair, J., “Puritans” (Dent, 1998)

Coombes, B.L., “These Poor Hands” (Left Book Club, Gollancz, 1939)

Davies, W.T., “Capel Coelbren” (WT Davies, 2008)

Davies, W.T., “Coelbren School” (WT Davies, 1994)

Davies W.T., “Now and Then, Vols. 1- 4” (WT Davies, 2002-06)

Davies W.T., “The Village Pub” (WT Davies, 2014)

Evans, Caradoc, “Capel Sion” (1916, re-issued Seren, 2002)

Evans, Chris, “History of Blaencwmdulais” (Cymric Federation Press, 1977)

Evans, Chris, “History of Seven Sisters" (Cymric Federation Press, 1964)

Evans, George Brinley, “Boys of Gold” (Parthian, 2004)

Evans, George Brinley, “Where the Flying Fishes Play” (Parthian, 2006)

Evans, George Brinley, “When I Came Home” (Parthian, 2012)

Evans, George Ewart, “From Mouths of Men” (Faber, 1976)

Evans, Gwyn, “Onllwyn: a sociological study of a south Wales mining community” (MA Thesis, Aberystwyth, 1963; South Wales Miners’ Library)

Evans, T.O., “Roots and Branches” (TO Evans, 1988)

Finch, P., “Real Wales" (Seren, 2008)

Francis, H, “History on our Side, Wales and the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike” (Iconau, 2009)

Francis, H, “Miners against Facism” (Lawrence & Wishart, 2012)

Francis, H, & Smith, D., “The Fed - A History of the South Wales Miners in the Twentieth Century” (University of Wales Press, 1980, repub. 1998)

Francis, H, “Stories of Solidarity” (Y Lolfa, 2018)

Francis, M., “Up the DOVE – A History of the DOVE Workshop in Banwen” (View, 2008)

Gallie, M. “Strike for a Kingdom” (Gollancz, 1959; repub. Honno, 2011)

Gallie, M. “The Small Mine” (Gollancz, 1962; repub. Honno, 2010)

Griffiths, B (ed.) “Welsh Voices - An Anthology of New Welsh Poetry” (Dent, 1967)

Harvey, J., “Miner-Artists - The Art of Welsh Coal Workers” (National Library of Wales, 2000)

Headon, J, “Mrs Hellfire: the Life and Endeavours of Hefina Headon” (Headon, 2015)

Hughes, S. & Reynolds, P., “Industrial Archaeology of the Swansea Region” (Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales, 1989)

Hughes, S., “The Brecon Forest Tramroads: the archaeology of an early railway system” 

(Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales, 1990)                                                                                                                                                                                            

Hurn, D., “Land of my Father” (Thames & Hudson, 2000)

Leeson, R.A., “Strike: A Live History 1887-91” (Allen & Unwin, 1973)

Lewis, B., “Swansea Pals – A History of the 14th (Service) Battalion” (Pen & Sword, 2005)

Lewis, T.I., “The Ideal Miner” (Lifestory, 2003)

Phillips, G. “Dai Bach Y Soldiwr: Welsh Soldiers in the British Army 1914-1918” (in Llafur, Journal of Welsh Labour History, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1993)

Rees, R, “The Black Mystery – Coal-mining in South-West Wales” (Y Lolfa, 2008)

Sager P., “Wales” (Pallas Athene, 1998)

Sewel, J., “Colliery Closure and Social Change - A Study of a South Wales Mining Valley” (University of Wales Press, 1975)

Stead, P, “The Welsh Working Class” (in Llafur, Journal of Welsh Labour History, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1973)

Tyler, W.B., “Trecastle farms in the 1940s”, Brycheiniog - Vol. 26 1992-1993

Williams, H., “Nantyffin” (translated 2011, author unknown)

Williams, G, “Mother Wales, get off me back?” (Marxism Today, 1981)

Williams, G “When was Wales?” (Penguin, 1991)

Williams, S.T., “Choosing teaching between the wars” (in Llafur, Journal of Welsh Labour History, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2005)

Other resources

BBC Radio “The Big Hewer” (MacColl, Parker, Seeger)– originally broadcast 18 August 1961.  Audio recording re-released 2008.

Commission for Inquiring into the Employment and Condition of Children in Mines and Manufactories; report by Robert Franks, Children’s Employment Commission, 1842.  Edited by the Coal Mining History Resource Centre (Ian Winstanley)

Maesmarchog Local History Classes (1982): video recordings of Hywel Jeffreys & Thomas Jeffreys; copies provided by South Wales Miners’ Library, Swansea.

Welsh Newspapers Online – National Library of Wales

Historical maps from the National Library for Scotland digital information project

Llafur, Journal of Welsh Labour History, Swansea; various issues, 1984-present

Family history notes (anonymous) provided to author in 2017 by Undeg Cole, on the Richard Jones, Toncastell, family.

Family history notes on the Jeffreys (Camnant) family provided in 2019 by Jeff Alexander.

Cover shows “In the Bath” by George Brinley Evans (c.1950s), the same as chosen for his autobiography, below.


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