from the photographer:
This place, Panty-Waen, once voted the most beautiful village in South Wales in the 1930's, has long since been obliterated by opencast mining. This young boy epitimizes our ambivalent love for both rugby and music. When I asked him what he was doing, he replied, "My mother gave it to me to mend."
photo by Philip Jones Griffiths, Wales. 1961.