Wales in the 1960s
9:39am Thursday 28th February 2013 in Letters
I AM a researcher for Testimony Films, a social history documentary based in Bristol.
Testimony Films is producing a new four part series for BBC Cymru Wales on life in Wales during the 1960s. We’re keen on speaking to people who lived in Wales in the1960s and have experiences and stories to share.
The four part series will explore the dramatic changes that took place in Wales in the 1960s to transport, education, industry and the effect of the sexual and social revolution.
Do you have a story about the education system in Wales in the 1960s?
Did you pass or fail your eleven plus? Perhaps you attended one of the early comprehensives in Wales. Or you might remember the last days of the Grammar Schools. Were you teaching in Wales at that time and have a story to tell about the dramatic changes to the education system.
Do you have a story about the transport revolution in Wales? Perhaps you passed your driving test in the 1960s and remember the feeling of freedom that owning a car had on you and your family. Do you remember the opening of the Severn Bridge and the M4, and the closure of many railway lines in Wales?
Do you remember the sexual revolution in Wales, and if so, how did it affect you? Were you a rebel teenager who defied your traditional upbringing? Do you have a story about the taboo of sex before marriage? Did you listen to the new bands that were emerging out of Wales?
Do you have a story about working in industry in the 1960s? Perhaps you remember the new opportunities that were opening up for women in the work place? Did you work down the mines in Mardy Colliery, the Steel works in Port Talbot or Llanwern or work in a factory on one of the four big industrial estates in South Wales? Were you affected by the many cuts to industry during the 1960s?
If you or someone you know have memories of life in Wales in the 1960s or would like more information on the series, please contact me via details below.
12 Great George Street
Bristol BS1 5RH
Tel 0117 925 8589