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Brynmawr Symbol, SPS's & " An Order " (1936)

 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:01 pm    Post subject: Brynmawr Symbol, SPS's & " An Order " (1936) Reply with quote

Now the honest truth is that whilst I have been writing pages of copious notes from the following book - which I am terribly grateful for Mary, Eurwyn and Dafydd Wiliams for writing ... but ... was in parts irritating ... but incidentally tells so much more that the story of " The Brynmawr Furniture Makers " so I spent less time thinking about the furniture than I did about the novel to me idea of " SPS's " - " Subsistence Production Societies " - which seem to be an explicit by-product of the welfare regulations of the 1930s which were destroying families everywhere ... but were a lot more constructive than anything going at the moment, and notably drew in the remnants of Wales' waning old Aristocracy to help those they normally could not talk to ... ? ...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Brynmawr-Furniture-Makers-Initiative/product-reviews/1845274024

http://www.carreg-gwalch.com/product/brynmawr_furniture_makers_the

... I ought to courteously drop Carreg Gwalch a line about this collage / study I suppose ... but I have spent all of my evening on what may be a miss-takin kiss-takin piss-takin tramp d'wl ... ach y fi : dwi'n gwirionyn yn wir ... and I have no time left to write tonight about what really interests me - the rather sinister sounding " AN ORDER OF FRIENDS " ... or " AN ORDER " ... note : apparently NOT " THE " but " AN " order of friends ... spooky - eh ?

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