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Richard Blakemore and Co

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1810 Acquired Melingriffith Ironworks with Richard Blakemore as managing director. Under his direction the enterprise prospered exceedingly.

Acquired the Pentyrch Forge and opened collieries in that neighbourhood, and built a tramway linking Pentyrch and Melingriffith.

1820 Blakemore adopted a nephew, Thomas William Booker, who in time succeeded to the business and traded as T. W. Booker and Co.

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