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Cambrian Works

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1830 The Cambrian Copper Works were established by the English Copper Company

1841 The English Copper Co ceased operation.

1849 The Llanelly Copperworks Co took over the disused Cambrian Copperworks and converted it into a lead and silver smelting works.

1898 The Cambrian works were bought by the Welsh Tinplate and Metal Stamping Co Ltd. The company employed around a thousand people, mainly women, producing enamelled saucepans, plates and owls, army tinplate mess-tins and galvanized buckets.

1978 The works closed.

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Sources of Information

  • [1] Cofleina - Cambrian Works