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Saturday, September 03, 2011

Industrial relics - Rhydyfelin tin works

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These old industrial buildings always intrigue me, I wonder what went on in there...I must find out!!

Well, Ceil, I have done, and I should have done it before publishing ....they are the Rhydfelin Tin works.

From the RCT website

"The following years saw the expansion and modernisation of the tin works until by 1836 they had become the largest in Britain. During this period the Crawshays had also acquired a small iron works by purchasing adjoining land to their existing land at Treforest. They had expanded to form the Taff Vale ironworks, which in conjunction with the tin works formed the Fforest Works. By 1835 these works were under the direct control of Francis Crawshay who had moved to the Treforest from Hirwaun (where the family owned an ironworks) and now lived at Forest House that was later to become the site for the University of Glamorgan."


See here for more info.


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Thanks for your comments. Whenever possible I will always reply. Dave