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2 edition of origins of the South Wales miners" library. found in the catalog.

origins of the South Wales miners" library.

Hywel Francis

origins of the South Wales miners" library.

by Hywel Francis

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Published .
Written in English


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Offprint from "History workshop", a journal of socialist historians, No.2,Autumn 1976.

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Open LibraryOL19774911M

  Having recently co-written a history of the library with Hywel, her next book project relates to those banners. Some of them have emblazoned on their scarlet Francis Bacon’s great line, knowledge is power: a truth that was part of the motivating force for the establishment of all those miners’ libraries in South Wales in the s.   There w mineworkers on its books in South Wales in , 14% of the total labour force. 20, miners in South Wales. The modern history .

  The Origins and Progress of the South Wales Miners' Library (Hardback) Hywel Francis (author), Sian Williams (author) Sign in to write a reviewPages: South Wales Miners' Library. likes 4 talking about this 11 were here. Promoting Your Learning, Preserving Our Past We provide support for Adult Education students at Swansea University and Followers:

Find a library; Sign in; This book explores the history of these miners between and , covering the concerted run-down of the coal industry under the Wilson government, the growth of miners' resistance, and the eventual defeat of the epic strike of The South Wales Miners is the first full-length academic study of the. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Edwards, Ness, History of the South Wales miners' federation. London, Lawrence and Wishart [


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Origins of the South Wales miners" library by Hywel Francis Download PDF EPUB FB2

Our History. The South Wales Miners' Library was opened in October to house material collected by the South Wales Coalfield History Project. Funded by the Social Science Research Council, the project’s aim was to preserve oral, visual and written evidence of coal mining and miners in South Wales at a time when the industry had started to decline and valuable material was in danger of being lost.

of the South Wales Miners' Federation. Yet the library's birth was an accident: it was the product of that unnecessary social and economic decline which enveloped the South Wales Valleys in the I96os with the closure of 9I collieries between I and I97I.

In essence, it was the result of a. The Origins and Progress of the South Wales Miners' Library [Hywel; Williams, Sian Francis] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Intwo University Professors looked slightly bemused as they scanned the shelves of the South Wales Miners' Library.

Origins and Progress of the South Wales Miners’ Library (Parthian, £15) with SWML librarian sinceSian Williams. Dr Francis helped establish the library. WORKERS' LIBRARIES: The Origins of the South Wales Miners' Library Hywel Francis, WORKERS' LIBRARIES: The Origins of the South Wales Miners' Library, History Workshop Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1 and I was going up in October and he gave me a long list of books to read before I came up, and when I told him I had read so and so and so, he Cited by: History of the South Wales Miners’ Library.

The South Wales Miners’ Library was opened in October to house material collected by the South Wales Coalfield History Project. Funded by the Social Science Research Council, the project’s aimwas to preserve oral, visual and written evidence of coal mining and miners in South Wales at a time when the industry had started to decline and valuable.

Origins and Progress of the South Wales Miners' Library (Parthian, PS15) with Sian Williams, a SWML librarian sinceDr Francis helped establish the library in with material from more than 60 South Wales Miners' Institutes.

Last year the Manic Street Preachers used video footage from the library to accompany the single Anthem for a. The Miners' Library hold collections relevant to the social and cultural histories of industrial South Wales. Key periods covered by our collection include the Spanish Civil War, the nationalisation of coal and the strike.

Our holdings on these subjects span various resources, including books, pamphlets, audio recordings and transcripts. At the South Wales Miners’ Library we pride ourselves in providing a friendly, flexible and efficient library experience in a relaxed environment.

To support part-time, distance and students on placement we offer a range of services to make your lives easier, such as: Telephone and on-line book Author: Karen Dewick. Twm Brinley Thomas, has become something of a mascot for us here at the Miners’ Library.

Although he’s now commonly seen on our social media profiles, Twm originates in a portrait that hangs over our Issue Desk. Twm is an emblem for us because he represents the human face of industry, mining and the social history of the South Wales. This book explores the history of Welsh mining between andcovering the challenges the miners faced, including the concerted effort to diminish the coal industry under the Wilson government, the growth of miners’ resistance, and the eventual defeat of the epic strike of – by: 2.

History of Banwen Library Banwen Library is a branch of the South Wales Miners’ Library and is based at the DOVE Workshop, Banwen, 25 miles from Swansea in the Dulais Valley.

This was opened in to support the pioneering Community University of the : Karen Dewick. The South Wales Miners' Library in Swansea keeps many of the collections from the institutes intact, and the Oakdale Institute has been reconstructed at St Fagans National History Museum.

Miners' institutes in other countries England. Thurcroft Welfare Hall – Thurcroft, Yorkshire; Hamstead Miners' Institute – Hamstead, West Midlands. The South Wales Miners: – is the first full-length academic study of the miners and their union in the later twentieth century, a tumultuous period of crisis and struggle.

Buy Do Miners Read Dickens: The Origins and Progress of the South Wales Miners' Library First Edition by Hywel Francis and Sian Williams (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Hywel Francis and Sian Williams. The Origins and Progress of the South Wales Miners' Library (co-author, Sian Williams) in Francis is featured in the documentary film After Coal.

Hywel is the son of Dai Francis, who led the South Wales NUM during the industrial unrest of the mater: Swansea University. Intwo university professors looked slightly bemused as they scanned the shelves of the South Wales Miners’ Library.

One said to the other, ‘Do miners read Dickens?’ Hywel Francis, Labour Member of Parliament for Aberavon, and Siân Williams, librarian of the South Wales Miners’ Library at Swansea University, seek to answer that question and a little more besides in this special.

The booming coal industry of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was paramount in the rise of modern south Wales, and the miners played a key role in shaping the region’s economics, politics, and society.

This book explores the history of Welsh mining between andcovering the challenges the miners faced, including the concerted effort to diminish the coal industry under. Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / National Library of Wales. Commented J / Thank you for making this accessible.

I am researching coal owners houses in the South Wales mining valleys – what they looked like who lived there etc and wondered if you had suggested starting points.

The Miners’ Library is custodian of printed material (books and pamphlets), posters, Lodge banners, oral history recordings and a variety of press cuttings.

The SWCC has its origins in two major research projects conducted by the departments of History and Economic History at Swansea University.

Do Miners Read Dickens? by Hywel Francis, The Origins and Progress of the South Wales Miners' Library. 4 (1 rating by Goodreads) This special fortieth anniversary volume chronicles the origins of the Library out of the remnants of the magnificent Workmen's Institute libraries, once described as 'the brains of the Coalfield', and charts 4/5(1).

This item: The South Wales Miners; (Studies in Welsh History) (Studies in Welsh History (Paperback)) by Ben Curtis Paperback £ Sent from and sold by Amazon. These Poor Hands: The Autobiography of a Miner in South Wales by B.L.

Coombes Paperback £/5(2).South Wales miners. Glowyr De Cymru: a history of the South Wales Miners Federation ().