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Memories of South Wales Switchgear Pontllanfraith

This collection is for people who remember the glory days of "the Switch" back in the 60's and 70's

There are 205 items in this collection

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A 150tonne PRESS BRAKE

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AERIAL VIEW OF THE FACTORY 1962

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SWS FATHER CHRISTMAS WITH HIS HELPERS

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A VERY EARLY CHRISTMAS CHOIR FROM S.W.S EMPLOYEE

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ANOTHER PAINT SHOP CHRISTMAS DINNER

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CHRISTMAS SLEIGH AND CASTLE, YEAR UNKNOWN

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FATHER CHRISTMAS TOM EDWARDS, WITH HIS TWO HELPERS

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SWS VISITORS

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THE 1961 S.W.S CHRISTMAS CHOIR

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THE 1961 S.W.S CHRISTMAS SLEIGH

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THE 1962 S.W.S CHRISTMAS DISPLAY

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THE S.W.S CHRISTMAS CHOIR

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THELMA MATTHEWS AND LADY NICHOLAS

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ONE OF THE FIRST S.W.S CHRISTMAS CREATIONS

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A 1954 DELIVERY OF SWITCHGEAR LEAVING BLACKWOOD

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AN SWS CHRISTMAS SLEIGH CHOIR CIRCA 1961

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CONSTRUCTION OF THE ENTRANCE ROAD

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DIGGING ACCESS TO THE STAFF CANTEEN 1963

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PRINCESS MARGARET OPENS THE BOTTOM FACTORY 1954

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PRINCESS MARGARET'S VISIT TO THE FACTORY...

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PRODUCTION IS UNDERWAY IN THE PAINTSHOP

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S.W.S APPRENTICES 1963

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South Wales Switchgear Car Park 1961

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S.W.S CHRISTMAS FUNCTION 1965

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S.W.S CRICKET TEAM IN 1962

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S.W.S FACTORY IN 1966

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S.W.S CHRISTMAS FUNCTION 1965

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TOP FACTORY CONSTRUCTION WELL UNDER WAY IN 1955

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THE CHRISTMAN SLEIGH, YEAR AND LOCATION UNKNOWN

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THE CHRISTMAS SLEIGH 1963

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THE PEACE ROCKET AND SLEIGH AT CHRISTMAS 1962

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ALAN MORRIS ( FAB SHOP ) IN FRONT OF THE 1958 DRAG

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JULY 11th 1958

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THE EMPIRE GAMES DRAGON JULY 1958

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1978 S.W.S STRIKERS

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The SWS Strike in 1978

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The SWS Strike in 1978

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SWS APPRENTICE SKIFFLE GROUP

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CHRISTMAS SLEIGH IN ABERDARE 1959

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Poster for SWS dance

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S.W.S TRAINING SCHOOL CLASS OF 1958

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SWS 1947

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THE S.W.S CHRISTMAS TABLEAU

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My Switchgear Story

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AN EARLY S.W.S CHRISTMAS PARTY

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AN S.W.S CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY

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S.W.S CHRISTMAS SLEIGH 1962

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SWS Christmas Party 1963

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SWS Christmas Party 1963

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SWS Christmas Party 1963

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SWS Christmas Party 1963

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1957 Childrens Christmas Party

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1957 Childrens Christmas Party

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1961 Childrens Christmas Party

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1961 Childrens Christmas Party

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AN EARLY S.W.S CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY

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A FOREMENS ASSOCIATION CONCERT 1966

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S.W.S FORMENS ANNUAL DINNER DANCE 1964

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25 YEAR CELEBRATION DINNER 1964

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BILL HICKS CONDUCTING A FACTORY TOUR 1959

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BILL HICKS 1954

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S.W.S FOREMEN 1962

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South Wales Switchgear Brochure pages 2&3

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South Wales Switchgear Brochure front page

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South Wales Switchgear Brochure pages 4&5

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South Wales Switchgear Brochure pages 6&7

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South Wales Switchgear Brochure pages 8&9

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South Wales Switchgear Brochure pages 12&13

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South Wales Switchgear Brochure pages 14&15

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South Wales Switchgear Brochure pages 16&17

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South Wales Switchgear Brochure pages 18&19

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South Wales Switchgear Brochure pages 20&21

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South Wales Switchgear Brochure pages 22&23

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A group of apprentices at Pontllanfraith Baths

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SWS apprentices at Pontllanfraith Baths

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SWS Garage team

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SWS Annual Apprentice Dinner

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SWS Maintenance Team

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AN EARLY S.W.S CHRISTMAS PARTY

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SWS Sports and Social Club Dance

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SWS 1961 Monthly Staff Party

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SWS 1961 Christmas Childrens Party

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SWS 1961 Christmas Childrens Party

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S.W.S FOOTBALL TEAM

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Football Prizegiving

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S.W.S FOOTBALL TEAM DATE UNKNOWN

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THE FABRICATION DEPT. FOOTBALL TEAM

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Apprentice party 1973

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BUILDING THE HIGH VOLTAGE LAB AT S.W.S 1960

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EARLY S.W.S VANS

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FAB SHOP EMPLOYEES 1956

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FABRICATION EMPLOYEES

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S.W.S APPRENTICES 1962

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S.W.S CHRISTMAS SLEIGH 1966

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S.W.S PONTLLANFRAITH 1961

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SOME EARLY PRODUCTS FROM S.W.S

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THE EARLY START OF S.W.S BLACKWOOD

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SWS workers wives visit Factory 1958

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SWS Treforest Dinner Dance 1958

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Aberdare College boys visit SWS 1958

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Irene Howells

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School leavers visit SWS 1958

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SWS 1958 Works Staff Dinner

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SWS Apprentice Association Dinner Dance 1958

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SWS Apprentice Association Speeches 1958

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1961 Aberdare Cables Childrens Christmas party

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1961 Floods at Treforest

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SWS Chidrens Christmas Party 1961

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SWS Monthly Staff Childrens Christmas Party 1961

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Harold Wilson visits SWS site 1966

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Harold Wilson visits SWS site in 1966

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Neptune Brass and Alumium Ltd.

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SWS Apprentice Machine Shop Training 1966

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SWS Apprentice Prize Winners 1966

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SWS in BBC Top Firm Quiz Show 1966

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SWS Student Apprentice Training 1966

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Snow drama in 1963

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SWS Brains Trust Meeting 1963

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SWS Careers Exhibition 1961

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Apprentice visit to SWS in 1962

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Minister for Labour visits SWS in 1962

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Queen Mother visits SWS in 1962

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Sir Alfred Nicholas Investiture 1962

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SWS Apprentice Group Shot 1962

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SWS Apprentice Prizes 1962

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SWS Apprentice School Trainers 1962

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SWS Apprentice School Trainers page 2 1962

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SWS Apprentice Intake 1965

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SWS Telex network 1965

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The end of the Crumlin Viaduct

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SWS 1966 Apprentice intake

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SWS Female Appentices 1967

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SWS Trade Mision to Canada 1967

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1962 Glamorgan v Monmouthshire cricket

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1962 SWS firefighting team

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SWS Penmaen Factory cricket winners 1962

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1962 Minister of Fuel & Power visits the...

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1962 Senior SWS Executive Team

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1962 SWS Apprentice Awards

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1962 SWS Craft Apprentices Awards

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1962 SWS HND Aprentices Awards

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1862 SWS Foreman's Association Dinner Dance

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1962 Aberdare Cables Annual Dinner Dance

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1962 Aberdare Engineering Works Employees Dinner

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1962 LT Division Christmas Dinner Dance

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1962 SWS Blackwood Plant Dinner Dance

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1962 SWS Childrens Christmas Party

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1962 SWS Childrens Christmas Party and Panto

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1962 SWS Childrens Christmas Party and Panto p2

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1962 SWS Christmas Dance

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1962 SWS Christmas Sleigh

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1962 SWS Rifle Club Winners

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1962 SWS Sports & Social Club Prizes

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Aberdare Cables Childrens Christmas Party 1962

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1963 Aberdare Cables Childrens Christmas Party

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1963 SWS Chiildrens Christmas Party

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1963 SWS Christmas Sleigh

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1963 SWS Darts Competition Prizewinners

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1963 SWS Day Trip to Saundersfoot

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1963 SWS Design Office Football team

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1963 SWS Drawing Office Football team

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1963 SWS Football Club

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1963 SWS LT Division Childrens Christmas Party

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1963 SWS LT Division Dinner Dance

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1963 SWS LT Division Dinner Dance p2

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1963 SWS Sales Dept. Christmas Dinner Dance

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1963 SWS Sales Dept. Christmas Dinner Dance p2

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1963 SWS Sports & Social Club Dinner Dance

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1963 SWS Staff Annual Dinner Dance

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1963 SWS Treforest Childrens Christmas Party

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1963 SWS Treforest Childrens Christmas Party p2

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1963 SWS Treforest Dinner Dance

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1963 SWS Treforest Dinner Dance p1

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1963 SWS Works Employees Dinner Dance

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1963 Treforest Glee Club

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1966 Aberdare Cables telephonist heroine

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1966 SWS Annual Football dance

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1966 SWS Apprentice Football Team

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1966 SWS Fabrication Football Team

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1966 SWS Rifle Club

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SWS Circa 1963 Formen's Function

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SWS Circa 1963 Executive Canteen Function

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SWS Function Date Unknown

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Circa 1963 SWS Sports Day

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SWS Circa 1963 Formen's Function

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1963 SWS Foremen & Managers

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SWS 1963 Foremen & Staff Dinner

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1966 SWS Apprentice Training

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1966 SWS Christmas Festivities

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SWS Blackwood Factory in 1947

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SWS Parties in the 1960's

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1957 SWS Christmas Dinner Dance

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SWS 1957 Childrens Christmas Party

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SWS 1957 Christmas Pantomime

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SWS 1957 Horticultural & Cricket Tournament

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SWS 1957 LT Dinner Dance

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SWS 1957 Sports Day

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SWS 1958 Apprentice group

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SWS 1958 Past Apprentices

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The SWS Blackwood Factory in 1958

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SWS Blackwood Factory 1962

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1961 SWS Apprentices

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SWS 1961 Apprentices page 1

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SWS 1961 Apprentices page 2

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SWS 1961 Apprentices page 3

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Hi from Bill Flower,I started work as an apprentice in 1961 and worked for Switchgear untill 1976. to see the photographs is wonderfull thank you so much. from W.L.Flower.

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