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East Moors Steelworks, Cardiff collection

Reference code(s): GB 0214 D23

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: East Moors Steelworks, Cardiff collection

Short Title: East Moors Steelworks, Cardiff collection

Creation date(s): c.1940-1951

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.02 cubic metres, (2 rolls)

Name of creator(s): East Moors Steelworks, Cardiff

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The East Moors Steelworks was built for the Dowlais Iron Company of Merthyr Tydfil. The works was opened on 4 February 1891 by Lord Bute. The early twentieth century saw the formation of the industrial giant Guest Keen and Nettlefolds (GKN) from Dowlais and various other companies. Steel production rose to record levels during the First World War. During the depression years, East Moors flourished, with GKN investing £3 million in the works in 1935. This resulted in a plant capable of manufacturing half a million tons of steel a year. Heavy industry in Wales declined during the mid-twentieth century, and the East Moors Steelworks closed in 1978.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: East Moors Steelworks, Cardiff papers comprising of aerial photograph of the steelworks, 1940s; annotated plan of works, 1951

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: East Moors Steelworks, Cardiff papers arranged chronologically by record series

Conditions governing access: No Restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Finding aids: Handlist available at the Glamorgan Record Office

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records offered have been accepted and listed

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: deposited by a private individual, 2005

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2006


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