Memories from Graham Jenkins
Graham Jenkins is the younger brother of
Richard Burton. Graham still lives locally in Cwmafan, Port Talbot.
Here, Graham recalls fond memories of his older brother.
“When our mother passed away, I lived with my eldest brother
Ivor. My older sister Cis brought Rich up in Taibach.
Cis was a marvellous woman. I used to stay with Rich some
days in Taibach, where we used to top and tail”.
Graham recalls singing in the Eisteddfod and being
up against Rich; “Rich won, even though I was told I had the
sweeter voice, however Rich had the stage presence. I cried over
this and Rich kindly shared his winnings with me. All my
brothers and sisters could sing - Cis was a wonderful singer and
“In school, Rich read a book and
remembered everything . I guess if he was still alive today,
he would be writing. He was a classic scholar and won a scholarship
“I acted as a double for Rich once and at one time I had to kiss