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Webb, Shakespeare and Williams

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of Loughor, Swansea, South Wales

1872 Erected Glamorgan Tinworks, Pontardulais, near Swansea. [1]

1937 Advert for Welsh Tinplate Works. As part of Richard Thomas and Co. Tinplate and Blackplates. (Engineering/Metals/Quarry, Roads and Mining/Transport Section - Stand No. D.328) [2]

1957 Bynea Holdings was formed by John S. Tregoning and Co Ltd in conjunction with Ductile Steels Ltd and Robert Benson, Lonsdale and Co Ltd to purchase Bynea Steel Works from the Holding and Realization Agency[3]. A regrouping of Bynea Steel Works Ltd and its subsidiaries took place such that the company owned the whole of St. Davids Tinplate Co, Glynhir Tinplate Co and Gorse Galvanising Co, as well as a controlling interest in Webb, Shakespeare and Williams Ltd [4].

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] An Aberlash Millionaire
  2. 1937 British Industries Fair Advert pp666 and 667; and p431
  3. The Times, 17 June 1960
  4. The Times, 1 June 1957