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.
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The Steel Company of Wales Limited - Burry Works
Sheets of steel: processed, packaged and ready for despatch from Llanelli, aka ‘Tinopolis’.
Non-Fiction 1961 11 mins Silent
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The Burry Works were situated in Llanelli, a town that earned the epithet ‘Tinopolis’ during the Victorian era owing to the quantity – and quality - of tinplate manufactured there. Here we see a furnace being opened, steel sheets being lifted by suction and then dunked, coated and rolled before being packaged for dispatch.
Steel on Film
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Industry sponsored film 1964 31 mins
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Industry sponsored film 1951 42 mins Silent
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Promotional 1970 13 mins Location: Pembrey
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Amateur film 1953 19 mins Silent Location: Burry Port/Porth Tywyn
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 2017 4 mins
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