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Ffrwdwyllt Tinplate Co

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of Ffrwdwyllt Tinplate Works, Port Talbot

1880 The works at Ffrwdwyllt were built[1]

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.'[2]

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.'[3]

1936 Company in voluntary liquidation.[4]

1938 Mentioned. David L. Jones, manager of Ffrwdwyllt Tin-plate Works.[5]

1955 Company mentioned and presumably still trading.[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. Historic Port Talbot
  2. Western Mail - Monday 17 August 1914
  3. Western Mail - Wednesday 20 September 1933
  4. The London Gazette Publication date:31 March 1936 Issue:34269 Page:2103
  5. Western Mail - Friday 04 March 1938
  6. Western Mail - Tuesday 03 May 1955