See biographies by L. G. Miller (1950) and J. E. Tobin (1997); D. Nichols, ed., Ernie's War (1987).
See biography by E. Nesbitt (1966); H. C. Pitz, The Brandywine Tradition (1969).
This large village is served by the A48 road, and lies less than one mile from Junction 37 of the M4 motorway, and is therefore only a half-hour journey from the capital city of Wales, Cardiff; in fact it lies approximately equidistant between the capital (Cardiff) and the second city (Swansea).
The nearest town is the seaside resort of Porthcawl. Pyle contains a medieval parish church whose walls are said to contain stones from the ancient borough of Kenfig which was abandoned after being buried in sandstorms.