Ralph Jones


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Paul Steffan Jones AKA Ceri Shaw


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Ralph Jones
@ralph-jones • 2 years ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Timeline Comment: https://americymru.net/brian-y-tarw-llwyd/timeline/8474:
"Just a small sample"
Ralph Jones
@ralph-jones • 2 years ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Timeline Comment: https://americymru.net/brian-y-tarw-llwyd/timeline/8474:
"Digging through hell is a book of coal mining stories"
Ralph Jones
@ralph-jones • 2 years ago
Ralph Jones
@ralph-jones • 2 years ago

Digging through Hell is a book of mining stories written by a former miner, who spent over twenty years on the coal face. Most of the stories are written with first hand experience of the coal face, and many are true stories. There are also stories that are not related to the coal mines, but are stories of life. Available on Amazon/books for $5-00

Ralph Jones
Ralph Jones
@ralph-jones • 2 years ago • comments: 17
Posted a new Comment on @ralph-jones:
"Thank you Brian"
Ralph Jones
@ralph-jones • 2 years ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Saturday March 12th – Wales v England 4.00pm - Scoreline Prediction":
"England 22 Wales 23"
Ralph Jones
@ralph-jones • 2 years ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on @philip-evans:
"Hi Philip how's it going pal"
Ralph Jones
@ralph-jones • 2 years ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on @ceri-shaw1664:
"Hi Ceri. Still not being allowed to log in mate  "

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Brian y Tarw Llwyd
10/04/16 03:04:52PM @brian-y-tarw-llwyd:

Penblwydd Hapus i chi! Happy Birthday to you! May your day be full of good friends and family, and good cheer.
Pob hwyl

Ralph Jones
10/05/16 09:34:22PM @ralph-jones:

Thank you Brian

Amber Faith
03/17/14 08:43:19PM @amber-faith:

Ta Ralph! Lovely of you to send a request, and thanks for the tidbit of info about yourself. I'm outside now, but shall reply more fully this evening.

PS I've popped through Merthyr many a time, grabbing chips and dandelion-burdock on the way. ;) lol


John Berry
03/14/14 08:59:44PM @john-berry:

S'nai, Ralph, a diolch for the friending. I'm very originally (as in, my parents went to England when I was knee high to a grasshopper and about as smart) from Wrecsam. My earliest memory is of a group of grown-ups talking about Gresford. My own mining experience was in the late 1960s in the Copper mines of Zambia. I visited the Big Pit a few years ago and was horrified to find out that working conditions there in the 1960s (long after Nationalisation!) were much worse than they were at the same time in Zambia.

I've never published any fiction - I don't seem to be able to come up with anything that in the least resembles a plot. But I am writing up my memoirs for the kids and their kids: I realized a while back that to my little Texans a country with no food, few clothes, very few cars, bomb craters everywhere, no guns, no obvious buying and selling of the vote, very little violent crime, and a winter-time atmosphere as black and poisonous as the inside of a Cobra's mouth is about as foreign as Mars is to me!

I'd love to read your books: I was long gone by the time of the Miners' Strikes, though.


Shan Morgain
03/12/14 03:38:51AM @shan-morgain:

I have ordered the Silent Wheels, Ralph. I remember the greatness of the Welsh miners.

Shan Morgain
03/11/14 09:55:40PM @shan-morgain:

Thank you for the friending Ralph I look forward to shared interest or widening my scope with someone like you.

Ceri Shaw
01/23/14 08:32:11PM @ceri-shaw:

I certainly will.....diolch Ralph.

Chris Edwards
01/20/14 08:51:14PM @chris-edwards:

Nice to hear from you Ralph, no I have a soft spot for Wales, ex-Miners,

My first visit to wales was when I was 15,and I visited south Wales with a school friend whose family came from that region I forget the names of the villages we went to as the names were complicated and un-pronounceable to me But I remember the hills and noticed how much clearer the air had become on my second visit. That must have been the loss of the mines and workers jobs.

I married a Welshman who is gone now and so too are my 2 boys,

all . I have left is my daughter, just married 1 year next month and a lovely husband for her,Strange to look back and see how far one has come , and how the years have changed my life. I never would have dreamed this for myself, but thankfully blind fate had much more on my list than ever I would know as a child.

Look forward to reading your book. am an avid reader, have mastered e- readers and love theconvenience of storage they offer!.

01/09/14 08:41:45PM @iorddonen:

I'm looking forward to reading The Silent Wheels.

Brett Hull
01/01/14 11:53:26PM @brett-hull:

Ralph, My great grandmothers family were coal miners in the Treorci area. Not too far from where you live.

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