South Wales Miners' Library

08.10.2016

In the early 1950s my grandfather came from the North East of England to South Wales to sell mining machinery, he worked for a Gateshead based company called Huwood. I came to South Wales from the North East for work in 2015, and I became interested in learning more about my grandfather’s time in Wales. As part of my research, I visited the South Wales Miners’ Library in Swansea and I uncovered some wonderful material relating to Huwood and my grandfather. The most exciting find was a catalogue advertising Huwood’s mining equipment, I’ve become more and more interested in the visual quality of these technical drawings.

© South Wales Miners’ Library  The catalogue containing information about Huwood’s mining equipment, from the South Wales Miners’ Library

© South Wales Miners’ Library

The catalogue containing information about Huwood’s mining equipment, from the South Wales Miners’ Library

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