Dewi Waters Transcript of Interview
Born in Monmouthshire (now Gwent), Dewi Waters came to Turvey in 1947, when he was 16 years old. Dewi stayed with his aunt, Mrs. King, who lived in in the School House, which is now the Village Hall house. Dewi had already been taken on as a mining surveying apprentice in Wales, however, with his fathers’ approval, Dewi successfully obtained and completed a five year apprenticeship with a Bedford electrical firm. After two years undertaking National Service in the Royal Air Force, partly stationed in Germany, Dewi returned and continued working for the same Bedford firm, for a total of 48 years. In 1955 Dewi married local girl, Nancy Dix. Dewi recalls the late 1940s, 1950s and the 1960s living in Turvey and working in Bedford.