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Report - Beaumaris Saunders Roe Sept 2012

ThefishPants

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I thought I would head off to find Beaumaris Mansion, having looked on a map to find it I was pretty sure I knew where I was going, I didn't find it but did find this

Saunders Roe were a boat building company who in 1940 set up Beaumaris in North Wales as their boat yeard in the Isle of White was getting bombed.
After the war the company shifted most of it's marine production to this site where the motor torpedo boat P1602 was built, the first to be made of aluminium alloy. The company also produced bus bodies of which many were exported, 620 going to Cuba.
Laird, or Camel Laird as you may know it took over the company in 1968 and developed the Centaur which is half Landrover half light tank vehicle (none of these lying around unfortunately).

The site seems to have closed in 1997 when Laird which then became FAUN Municipal Vehicles Ltd, opened a new factory in Llangefni.

The site is quite a large site with 4 big warehouses. There was no one around, but it did appear that there is a residency in one corner of the grounds with the surrounding grass quite freshly mowd!

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