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Construction at Ebbw Vale - 1937
Construction at Ebbw Vale - 1937

Construction at Ebbw Vale - 1937 1937

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Construction at Ebbw Vale - 1937 1937

3 mins Wales

Shows the extensive site of the new steelworks at Ebbw Vale, with on-going construction. The Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron and Coal Company had almost ceased operation by 1929 and unemployment in the area was disastrously high. In 1935, with encouragement from the government, Richard Thomas, a tin plate manufacturer trading as Richard Thomas & Co. Ltd, bought the site and redeveloped it, creating an integrated steelworks with a continuous hot rolling facility.

National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales preserves and celebrates the sound and moving image heritage of Wales, making it accessible to a wide range of users for enjoyment and learning. Its film collection reflects every aspect of the nation’s social, cultural and working life across the 20th century, giving a fascinating insight into Welsh filmmaking, both amateur and professional

Genres

Amateur film

Tags

Building Employees Factories Trains Steel

Collection

Steel on Film

Released

1937

Country

Wales

Language

English

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