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Cambrian Copper Works, English Copper Company, Llanelli

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Map ReferenceSS59NW
Grid ReferenceSS5005099370
Unitary (Local) AuthorityCarmarthenshire
Old CountyCarmarthenshire
PeriodPost Medieval
The Cambrian Works were established in 1830 by the English Copper Company who ceased in 1841, but continued as lead and silver works (nprn 40503) until the works were bought in 1898 by the Welsh Tinplate & Metal Stamping Co Ltd. This company had started business at Wern Works in Ann Street in 1892. The company employed around a thousand people, mainly women, producing enamelled saucepans, plates and owls, army tinplate mess-tins and galvanized buckets. The fame of its products resulted in Llanelli being nick-named, Sospan, and Llanelli Rugby Club adopting a saucepan as its emblem. It closed in 1978.

The site is now closed, demolished and built over.


Llanelli Community Heritage website
Black and white aerial photographs dated 1951

RCAHMW, 2014.