By D. Gareth Evans
This article goals to hide 4 major quarter of swap throughout the twentieth century: the political scene, social alterations, financial advancements and tradition and academic gains. The booklet is split into major chronological sections: the 1st half examines the interval from 1900-1945; whereas the second one strains the adjustments in Welsh heritage from 1945 to 2000. every one bankruptcy is sub-divided to make studying more uncomplicated.
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At Aberdare, the cable works added shells and torpedoes to its output, while in the Rhondda Valley the recently established clothing and textiles factories clothed and equipped the civil Economic Activity and Change 33 defence and military forces. Cardiff became a vast armoury, as new factories produced cartridges, shells, armoured vehicles, heavy guns, parachutes and naval photographic equipment. Although wartime industrial expansion was dispersed widely, in south Wales the Treforest Trading Estate remained the cynosure.
The 1930s were to see a consolidation of services, an improvement in facilities and an increase in the number of private cars, with 55,000 private cars licensed in south Wales by 1938, and 21,000 in north Wales. Cardiff, with 8,300 private cars, had the largest concentration, followed by Swansea with 5,000. The number of people using public trams in Wales reached 100,000 in 1919, and remained at that level throughout the 1920s. Improvements in the south Wales railway network were facilitated by the amalgamation in the early 1920s of several smaller companies with the Great Western Railway.
2. Organized Religion and Social History Religion Early Revivalism THE decline in the numerical strength and social influence of organized religion and the ascendancy of the Labour Party in national and local politics are two of the most dominating features of modern Welsh social and political history. Yet in 1900 the scene was set for an entirely different drama. Religion, and especially the Nonconformist churches, and the Liberal Party appeared to be comfortably in control of the social and cultural life of Wales.
A History of Wales 1906-2000 (University of Wales Press - Histories of Wales) by D. Gareth Evans