Hafod Works interior

Hafod

 

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Street Party Aberdyberthdi Street Hafod 1931 note the Copper Slag Tip on the background

The Hafod area of Swansea was created by the industrialist – Henry Vivian to house the workers in proximity to his local industries. Unfortunately, located close to smelting and extraction industries and the railway it soon became surrounded by huge amounts of industrial tipping, usually consisting of the waste slag from industrial smelting. Today many of the garden walls may still be seen topped with distinctive black coping stones cast from the waste slag.

In recent years the Hafod has been cleaned up, made the subject of a massive urban regeneration programme and become normal residential area and little evidence of its industrial heritage remains.The background to this photo of a street party in Aberdyberthdi Street is the massive copper slag tip since removed to allow the construction of the Pentre-Hafod Comprehensive School.

Hafod, the houses on the left are today just an open landscaped space with trees

Hafod, the houses on the left are today just an open landscaped space with trees