Once I was living in Wales and could see much more clearly the absolutely humiliating and devastating effect of unemployment on people particularly in the valleys, where all hope seemed to be gone. Men were standing on the street corners, pale, in mufﬂers and absolutely not knowing what to do with themselves–people really hungry. Well you couldn’t not take part in any activity which would make people themselves feel that at least they were ﬁghting back and also you felt it was absolutely essential to get other people to understand the enormity of the situation.
(Oral interview, 1985, with Dora Cox, participant in the 1934 Tonypandy to London Hunger March [Tip: daliwch Ctrl a chliciwch dolen i'w agor mewn tab newydd. (Cuddio tip)] )