The Baker's Daughter

by Phyllis Bowen

Phyllis Bowen was born in 1903, the youngest child of Hopkin Morgan, a successful Pontypridd master baker. She spent a happy Edwardian childhood in a fully-staffed house, brought up by parents who were active members of Welsh-speaking chapels and strongly imbued with a Christian ethic of public service. She was a pupil at Roedean during the First World War, in which one of her brothers (later a judge) won the MC. Returning to Pontypridd to keep house after her mother was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, Phyllis broadcast and wrote scripts for the BBC Welsh Service in its early days in Park Place. During the Second World War, although well into her thirties and married with a son, she volunteered for the WRNS and was commissioned before being invalided out

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