Lliswerry - Growing Up in 1950s South Wales

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At the age of 22, David Hughes left his hometown in South Wales to attend university in Surrey, England, before starting upon a career that took him across the world for the next three decades. Lliswerry takes us a step back in time to David's childhood and 1950s Newport, South Wales, when cars are few and children spend their time cycling the countryside and exploring the nearby fields, woods and reens. Here we meet a timid, overweight boy who grows up in a house run on old-fashioned values and traditions under ...
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At the age of 22, David Hughes left his hometown in South Wales to attend university in Surrey, England, before starting upon a career that took him across the world for the next three decades. Lliswerry takes us a step back in time to David's childhood and 1950s Newport, South Wales, when cars are few and children spend their time cycling the countryside and exploring the nearby fields, woods and reens. Here we meet a timid, overweight boy who grows up in a house run on old-fashioned values and traditions under the beady eye of the Church.

Through the younger David's dry commentary on his family's antics we come to understand the backbone of this working-class town. As we watch David find his wings and toughen up, on the inside and out, we witness the town's bitter-sweet milestones - the end of rations and the introduction of television and foreign cuisines in addition to substantial building works as Newport adds to its heavy industry.

Lliswerry: Growing Up in 1950s South Wales will lead you down memory lane. To those who weren't there, it offers a slice of Welsh history through one man's story.

"This book is so much more than a fabulously told recollection of a young lad growing up in post-war Wales. The attention to detail and the minutiae of events are incredible in themselves but there is a hidden story between the lines. The book shows how important our formative years are in making us the adults we become. This book shows you the boy and is written by a brave, erudite and charming man."

Tom Evans, author of This We Know and Flavours of Thought

"David and I met about sixty years ago, when we were six years old. He lived near the old level crossings ... where we were avid train spotters. Those gates were removed some fifty years ago, but the memory lingers. Lliswerry is a fascinating tale of reminiscences, and accurately recalls life as I, too, remember it."

Len Jones, founder of www.lliswerry.fsworld.co.uk

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781909193079
  • Publisher: Summertime Publishing Ltd
  • Publication date: 11/28/2012
  • Pages: 234
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

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