They would not be content to work for bread alone
There is a new book for sale from the web-site
Bread and Cheese
Dic Penderyn & Radicalism in Merthyr Tydfil
Produced for the Dic Penderyn Society, this is a
fascinating work on Merthyr Tydfil in the nineteenth
and its important radical political history. This
slim volume has both academic essays and more
The book is dedicated to Dr. Keith Strange, a fine
historian who loved the history of Merthyr Tydfil,
and his contribution is a lecture on
Workforce in Wales in the Nineteenth Century.
The foreword is by Professor Chris Williams and
there are articles by Viv Pugh,
Penderyn Society and the Popular Memory of Richard
Brian Davies, Matthew John and the Chartists
and Huw Williams, The
legacy of 1831.
William Cobbett provided an old traditional version
of the story and the North London comedian , Mark
Steel , a new modern version of the Merthyr Rising
There is also a Parliamentary Report on the state of
Merthyr Tydfil in 1831.
At only £4-99, an ideal ‘sticking-filler’ for anyone
interested in Merthyr Tydfil or Welsh history.