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A Voyage to South Africa on the Braemar Castle By Brian Jones, Brian Jones
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In 1913 a young coal miner from Brynamman, South Wales, sailed to South Africa on the 'Braemar Castle' to seek work in the gold mines. He kept this diary of the daily routine on board ship.
Leonora Davies MBE JP By Brian Jones
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The story of Leonora Davies, much of it in her own words, beginning with her account of her childhood in a South Wales mining village. Became one of the first qualified women teachers in Wales... More > before marrying John Henry Davies, a noted geologist. Prominent in the Labour Party, and in 1926 was secretary of the local Coalfields Distress Fund. Travelled widely with her husband including visits to Soviet Russia in 1932 and to pre-war Nazi Germany. Assisted Jewish friends to escape from Nazi persecution and re-settle in USA. After the war continued with her work in public life including as Chairman of the Pontardawe Magistrates' Bench and Chairman of the Visiting Committee for Swansea Prison.< Less