:: Title :: Interview with Tom Thomas about the old-time ministers, secular songs, and religious change in Treorchy
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Thomas, Thomas [vocal]
:: Setting :: The Miner's Club
:: Location :: Treorchy (Glamorganshire), Unspecified (Wales) (Wales)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Wales
:: Session :: Treorchy II 12/53
:: Date :: 12/8/1953
:: Reference Information :: T3353.0, Track 18 (00:04:48)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Interviews with and songs sung by former miners at the Miner's Club in Treorchy. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Tom Thomas recalls the old-time ministers at chapel: "I respect their memory, but they were dull." They stressed attendance at chapel every night and preached against folk songs and dances which were, as Thomas says, "in the Devil's country." Thomas is a senior deacon in his church now but says his grandfather wouldn't let him whistle on Sundays. Italians moved to Treorchy and opened shops on Sundays, which the natives couldn't imagine doing. He discusses the way religious customs have changed in Treorchy. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: England 1951-1958

 

 

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