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Thirties in the valleys
on 10 January 2013
I enjoyed this memoir of life in the Rhondda in the Thirties. It shows a community reacting together to poverty and difficulties in the Thirties. A hard life but there was warmth and ,despite outward signs, a tolerance of diversity. Nonetheless the underlying background shows the reason for the institution of the welfare state after the war.
Humphries writes well and the book is easy to read. The title is slightly misleading as there is comparatively little about Tenby.