Message from Resolven Man in Luton

I liked your article about William [Bill] Lewis, being appointed Mayor in Rugby. I worked with his Dad Herbie Lewis at Glyncastle, We were sawmill hands together, and Herbie’s boys were just starting their education at Resolven School and they lived across the road from the school play grounds.

I left as soon as the Essential Works Order was removed in January 1950 to work at Vauxhall Motors Luton, later joining the Vauxhall Motors Choir and we came to Resolven twice to sing in Jerusalem Chapel and the Welfare Hall, catching up with Herbie when William and Hugh were at UNI.

Please congratulate William for me and wish him a Very Successful Term of Office, especially after my own nephew Councillor Des Davies, who served a term as Mayor of Neath,  has just passed on recently.

Regards to Everyone

Des Jones


Lovely to hear from you again Des.  You can take the boy away from Resolven, but in your case, even in your  nineties  you’ll never take Resolven out of the boy.

Regards to you from all at RDN including Herbie’s boy Hugh who is a much valued member of our team along with his talented wife Lorna.