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Saro (Anglesey)

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The factory was established during WW2 being 'far away from possible enemy bombing' for aircraft manufacture/repair. Post-war, the site concentrated on boat/shipbuilding. When the British aircraft industry was reorganised in the late 1950's, the aircraft/hovercraft interests of Saunders-Roe were taken over by Westland; Saro Laminated Wood Products (which was another part of the business) and Saro (Anglesey) came under the de Havilland group.

1961 Boat builders, floating pontoon bridges and ferries and commercial vehicle body builders. 950 employees.

See also A Short History of Saunders-Row by J. W. R. Taylor

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