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1986 Employment in Pembrey (1)

 These are the results of a survey we  
 carried out to find the type of       
 employment in our area. The sample we 
 took was of fathers of children in the
 junior section of Pembrey C.P. school.
 75% work outside the village          
  5% work in the village               
 20% are unemployed                    
 From our survey we found that some    
 fathers travel hundreds of miles to   
 find a job e.g. Saudi Arabia. Others  
 have jobs in Burry Port, Llanelli or  
 Swansea. Most travel to work by car,  
 others by motor-bike or vans and some 
 by bus. Jobs vary greatly.            
 These are some of the jobs:           
 Printer    Surveyor   Policeman       
 Welder     Mechanic   Electrician     
 Salesman   Publican   Bank manager    
 Clerk      Singer     Chimney sweep   
 Cobbler    Painter    Factory worker  
 Miner      Builder    Lorry driver    

Map of the area

What is Domesday?

In 1986 the BBC launched an ambitious project to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK for future generations. A million volunteers took part…  read more here

In 2011 the BBC published the survey online and for six months invited updates to the photographs and text to celebrate the 25th anniversary.

Shortly afterwards the website was added to The National Archives’ UK Government Web Archive.

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