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Report - Treforest Tin Works and Tunnel Wales Nov 2013

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Lenston, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. Lenston

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    Nice wander around the old tin works, the site is fairly overgrown these days plus all the steel girders have gone missing from inside the tunnel as seen in previous reports.
    Done many times but here is some history (Stolen)

    William Crawshay first started a tinplate rolling mill on site in 1794, and by the mid 1800s, it was the largest tin works in Britain. By the middle of the 20th century, tin production had ceased there, and the buildings were taken over by Leiner, a gelatin manufacturer. Gelatin, as you all know, is made from crushed up animal bones; unfortunately some of the bones that were used there were contaminated with anthrax. By 1980, when gelatin production ceased and the buildings became a timber yard, 16 people had contracted the disease. The site was partially cleared a few years ago by the local council with a view to building student accommodation there, but work was halted amid controversy about the ongoing presence of anthrax.

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    #1 Lenston, Nov 16, 2013
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