Morriston

Thomas Harris Thomas was taller than his twin brother Edward.  He was a blacksmith in the colliery and he lived with his second wife, Sarah and their daughter May, who never married, at Brooklands Cottages, 69 Vicarage Road, one of a pair of stone-built semi-detached houses.  His niece Mary Ann Hanney lived next door at 67.

The picture on the left is Woodfield Street.  Sarah, 'Ma', paid for her grandson Tom Davies's apprenticeship to a pharmacist in 1936.  He completed it the day before war broke out in 1939.

WILLIAM JANE MARY JOHN RODDA THOMAS EDWARD LAVINIA
Thomas's elder daughter Elizabeth was the child by his first wife, Ann. She and her husband lived in Danygraig but did not have a lot of money. Elizabeth was an invalid and her husband was unemployed for much of the 1930s. Their son Thomas Harris Davies (Tom) was brought up by his sisters who were much older.

May Harris was headmistress of Morriston Infants School and later at Cwmbwrla. She had a 'she's my best friend and I hate her' relationship with with Miss Edie Thomas of Penrice Street, another teacher. She read two newspapers a-day "to get a balanced view of things". According to her nephew, her opinion stood for a good deal. It was always worth listening to Auntie May.