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D. R. Davies Tin-plate Works

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of Port Talbot

Might this refer to D. R. David and Son of Taibach, Port Talbot?

1914 'In consequence of the lack of material caused through the war, the Mansel Tin-plate Works, Port Talbot, which is the largest seat of industry in the district, employing some 1,800 hands, has been compelled to close down for an indefinite period. The Borough Tin-plate Works, Messrs. D. R. Davies Tin-plate Works, and the Ffrwdwyllt Tin-plate Works have had to close down for a similar reason.'[1]

1933 'Ffrwdwyllt Tin-plate Works, Port Talbot. and Messrs. D. R. David's Tin-plate Works, Taibach, were forced to close down on Tuesday owing to shortage of water. The works derive their water from Ffrwdwyllt stream, running nearby, which, owing to the prolonged dry weather, has nearly dried up. About 450 men are idle and there is no prospect of a resumption of work until water supplies are replenished.'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Western Mail - Monday 17 August 1914
  2. Western Mail - Wednesday 20 September 1933