By D. Gareth Evans

ISBN-10: 0708315534

ISBN-13: 9780708315538

ISBN-10: 0708315941

ISBN-13: 9780708315941

ISBN-10: 1417508493

ISBN-13: 9781417508495

This article goals to hide 4 major quarter of swap through the twentieth century: the political scene, social adjustments, fiscal advancements and tradition and academic good points. The booklet is split into major chronological sections: the 1st half examines the interval from 1900-1945; whereas the second one lines the alterations in Welsh historical past from 1945 to 2000. every one bankruptcy is sub-divided to make analyzing more straightforward.

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Despite the influx of new enterprises, the basic industries of coal, steel and tinplate still dominated the industrial scene. During the war years the coalfield slowly deteriorated, as, after the end of the ‘phoney’ war, the coal export trade collapsed swiftly, and the number of workers diminished, especially in 1940 as young coalface workers joined the colours, while others simply transferred to other industries or new regions. The run-down ceased temporarily in 1941, as some mines reopened in response to the demand for coal as a source of power.

4 per cent. But the general improvement needs to be viewed cautiously: about 55 per cent of the decrease in the number of unemployed men in the South Wales Special Area in 1936–7 took place in the eighteen–thirty-four age group, largely as a result of transference; and the percentage of the older unemployed men also increased more rapidly in south Wales than in other areas. 4 per cent in the previous July. 7 per cent; while Ferndale and Pontypridd still recorded levels of over 40 per cent in September 1937.

The chemical disadvantages of foreign slates did not prevent builders from importing large quantities of French, Belgian, Norwegian, Italian and German slates in the inter-war period. The low prices of Portuguese slates were made possible by the low wages paid to quarrymen in Portugal. 5 per cent of British slates had been exported, but in 1932 the figure had fallen to 5 per cent, the export trade having been adversely affected by the high tariffs on imported slates imposed after 1918 by Germany, Australia and Ireland.

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