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Lynne Rees was born and grew up in Port Talbot and blogs as 'the hungry writer' at Her book, Real Port Talbot, an upbeat and offbeat account of the town and surrounding area, from Bryn to Sandfields, from Margam to Baglan Bay, and everything in between, is published by Seren Books. "View of Taibach about from docks. The Copper Works is in the centre, Cotton Row in front of it. On the hillside are old Constant(Constantinople Row) demolished in , Balaclava, Inkerman and Stamboul Rows" If it were me, I'd try and get in contact with the Port Talbot Historical society, or the library to see if they maybe would be kind enough to help. Hope that helps Kind regards. Collection of Arthur Rees of Port Talbot Other collected documents Publication entitled The South Wales Institute of Engineers: Modern American Steelworks Practice by W. F. Cartwright. In his post as steward to the Duke of Beaufort, he advocated that the copper industry was started in Swansea pointing out its accessibility and nearness to the port in Cornwall where copper ore was obtainable, local sources of cheap and suitable coal, and the harbour for transport.
But it seems Port Talbot can even boast links to Wales's most famous poetic son, Dylan Thomas, whose aunty, Sarah Jones, married a Port Talbot boy, Daniel Thomas Evans in He was the son of a draper, David Charles Evans, originally from Whitchurch but who was living in Bryn in and in Taibach in , having married a Margam girl. There were large copper, iron and tin works as well as many coal mines close by. The metal ores, from as far away as Chile, were off-loaded in Port Talbot or Swansea docks OS grid reference: SS Taibach, Glamorgan Historical description. Taibach, a chapelry, with a suburban village, in Margam parish, Glamorgan, adjacent to Port Talbot station on the G.W.R., and to Abpravon. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office (T.S.O.) under Port Talbot. Markets are held on Saturdays. There are copper Location: Taibach, Glamorgan. Port Talbot (/ ˌ p ɔːr t ˈ t ɔː l b ə t /, UK also / p ɔːr-, p ə-,-ˈ t æ l b ə t,-ˈ t ɒ l b ə t /) is a town and community in the county borough of Neath Port Talbot, is 7 miles (11 km) to the east of Swansea across the Swansea Bay, with a population of 37, in It is best known for Port Talbot Steelworks, one of the biggest in the steelworks has for Ceremonial county: West Glamorgan.
Port Talbot Steelworks – An Industry’s Influence on a Town. Port Talbot. A place, according to my grandfather, where the birds cough instead of sing in the morning. Such an observation could only be applied to a town with a gas plant, a gas-fired power station, the remnants of a chemical plant and, more significantly, one of the biggest. To date I have failed to find a burial for a Richard Williams in the Margam district. saw the construction of the main railway line through Taibach,it cut through the works dividing the mill from the copper works. This railway allowed the company to send coal and copper . Ngenya Iron Ore Mine (Shutdown) Plant Solar Mining Train Accident Japan Guangzhou Greenfield Project Combined Cycle Zhejiang Ukraine NatGas Euro Crisis Expansion Copper European Union Pharma Industry Acrylonitrile Port Talbot Mozambique Fire Canada Amri ISIS Oil Refinery Tal Abyad Galveston Mars Alaska Zimbabwe Indiana Independence Adani. The Lower Swansea valley was a favourable area for industrial development because of the proximity of Swansea's port, easy access to coal deposits, and a supply of cheap labour. While lead and zinc were also smelted in west Glamorgan, Swansea’s signature industry was copper. The first copper works was built at Landore in