secured great bulks of used timber which had been left in disused Winding Engine House of an old Colliery, as referred to earlier in this manuscript.
Mr. Watson always proved to be a friend of mining youth.
Mr. Geoffrey Norman. M.E. A Powell Duffryn Colliery Manager, rendered considerable service in the early days of the extension of the YMCA in the Mountain Ash District, and was Chairman of the local YMCA for many years. Later, as an Officer of the Welsh Department of the Coal Board, and after retirement, he became Chairman of the Board of Management of Coleg y Fro.
Mr. C. S. Chubb. Personnel Officer for a considerable district of the South Wales Coal Board. He was much impressed with the accommodation for resident students and the syllabus which had been planned for industrial youth at the new college. The years 1950/51 showed a considerable increase of boys attending for Citizenship Courses and the progress continued until 1957/58. The largest number of boys attending these courses in any one year up to 1956, being over 400.