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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.