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Topic Time frame Resource Location
Rural Life; mining 1900-1955 Barnes, David. Black Mountains: The Recollections of a South Wales Miner. Talybont, Ceredigion, Wales: Y Lolfa Cyf. 2002. Monmouthshire; Glamorganshire
Travel Diary 1854 Borrow, George. Wild Wales: The People, Language and Scenery. London: Century. 1984. [first published in 1862] Wales
Women's History 1880-1920 Davies, Margaret Llewelyn, and Virginia Woolf. Life as we have known it: the voices of working-class women. 2012. (first published 1975)
Rural Life 1856-1945 Evans, Gwilym. "On the Farm a Century Ago," The Carmarthenshire Historian (Carmarthen, Wales) VIII, (1971): 69-74. Llanarthney; Llanddarog
Rural Life 1750-1778 Jones, Edmund. A Geographical, Historical and Religious Account of the Parish of Aberystruth: in the County of Monmouth To which are added, Memoirs of Several Persons of Note, Who Lived in the Said Parish. Trevecka: ?. 1779. Aberystruth, Monmouth
Policemen 1905- Niall, Ian. The village policeman. Newton Abbot [England]: Country Book Club. 1972.
Rural Life early 1900s Rees, Alwyn D. Life in a Welsh countryside: a social study of Llanfihangel yng Ngwynfa. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. 1996.
Rural Life 1880-1930 Williams, D. J. The old farmhouse. Carmarthen, Dyfed, Wales: Golden Grove. 1987. Carmarthenshire
Mining Village 1925-1940 Healy, Kathleen. Growing Up In A Welsh Valley. Illfracombe, England: Arthur H. Stockwell. 1999.
Women's History 1830-1939 John, Angela V. Our Mothers' Land: Chapters In Welsh Women's History 1830-1939. Cardiff, Wales: University of Wales Press.1991.
Rural Life 1856 Rodenberg, Julius. An Autumn In Wales (1856): Country And People, Tales And Songs. Cowbridge, Wales: D. Brown and Sons. 1985. (translated & edited by William Linnard) North Wales
Miners 1833-1972 Thompson, Ceri. From The Cradle To The Coalmine: The Story Of Children In Welsh Mines. Cardiff, Wales: University of Wales Press. 2014.
Rural Life 1905-2000 Evans, Hywel Gwyn. Twenty 20 Memories. Carmarthenshire, Wales: Carmarthenshire County Council Libraries and Community Learning Section. 2006.
Iron Workers 1700s-1900 Hayman, Richard. Working Iron in Merthyr Tydfil. Merthyr Tydfil: Merthyr Tydfil Heritage Trust. 1989. Merthyr Tydfil
Housing 1775-1875 Lowe, Jeremy Burman. Welsh industrial workers housing, 1775-1875. Cardiff: National Museum of Wales. 1985. Wales
Rural Life 1879-1883 Griffiths, Elizabeth Mary, Arthur Edward Griffiths, Richard Price Griffiths, David Leitch, and Sheila Leitch. A Radnorshire farm diary, 1879-1883. Glasbury, Wales: David and Sheila Leitch. 1999. Radnorshire
Town Life 1935- Ahearne, Brian. My greenhill far away: a Swansea boyhood. Swansea: Hafod History Society. 2002 Swansea, Glamorgan
Rural Life 1959 Emmett, Isabel. A North Wales village: a social anthropological study. London: Routledge & Paul. 1964. Llanfrothen, Merioneth
1776-2005 Roberts, Margaret. Through thick and thin: memories of Llanfairfechan, North Wales : 1776-2005. [Place of publication not identified]: HenBlas Publishing. 2006. Llanfairfechan
Rural Life 1775-1875 Lowe, Jeremy B. Welsh country workers housing 1775-1875. Cardiff: National Museum of Wales. 1985. Wales
Miners 1900-1930 Evans, George Ewart. "Miners and Mining." In From the Mouths of Men. London: Faber and Faber. 1976.
Town Life 1880-1890 Loxton, William. The Swansea I remember: the town in the 1880s and 90s. Swansea: Sou'wester Books.1990. Swansea, Glamorgan
Childhood 1895-1939 Grenfell-Hill, Jeffrey. Growing up in Wales - Collected Memories of Childhood in Wales 1895-1939. Llandysul, Ceredigion, Wales: Gomer Press. 1996. (178 pages) Abertillery, Cardiff, Glanaman, Llanelli, Rhondda, Swansea, Tonypandy