Audio slideshow: St Athan Boys' Village

With the volcanic ash cloud leading many to holiday at home this summer, we look at Welsh holidays of a time gone by.

St Athan Boys' Village was originally built as a holiday camp for young miners in 1925 and used over the century by boys, and latterly girls, from inner cities and underprivileged areas across the UK.

Mostyn Davies, a former member of the management committee from the 1960s onwards, explains the role of the boys' village and why modern life passed it by.

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Archive images courtesy of Clubs for Young People Wales

Slideshow production by Noel Titheradge. Publication date 25 May 2010.


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