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Heavy Industry at Swansea

This gallery contains 16 photos.

The lower Swansea Valley earned the dubious accolade of being the greatest area of industrial dereliction in Western Europe, Swansea’s industrial past had taken its toll with derelict buildings and a decimated and poisoned landscape. Continue reading

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Railways

Hafod

aberdyberthdi Street 1960s perhaps?

Aberdyberthdi Street 1960s perhaps?

Street Part in Aberdyberthdi street 1936 with Copper slag-tip behind

Street Part in Aberdyberthdi street 1936 with Copper slag-tip behind

Aberdyberthdi Street Hafod in the 1930s

Aberdyberthdi Street 1n the 1930s showing the expanded copper slag tip which was removed in the 1970s to build a school on the site

Aberdyberthdi street in 1963 with Copper slag tip behind

last houses in Aberdyberthdi street in 1963 with Copper slag tip behind on “Tip Row” later renamed to Pentremalwed Road. The tip slite was cleared and a Comprehensive school – Pentre Hafod now occupies the site

Burlais Brook Cwmbwrla
Burlais Brook Cwmbwrla

Looking towards Dyfatty

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Landore

This gallery contains 22 photos.

The Landore (Llandwr) area of Swansea was the site of most of Swansea’s heavy industry based around the production of Copper and tinplate. It became the largest urban area of industrial dereliction in Europe and in 1963 a massive effort … Continue reading