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Industry, Glynneath - W. E. Bowen

Photographs taken by my father, W. E. Bowen and Jim Gittings during the last production run at the British Aluminium Works at Rheola in the Neath Valley before the factory closed. British Aluminium opened the factory as a strip mill in 1939 and at its height employed 1500 people; when it closed in 1981 there where 590 people employed there.

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British Aluminium Company, Rheola

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View of Rheola Works, Glyn-neath, 1981

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Factory Workers, Rheola Works, Glynneath, 1981

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'This is Aluminium - British Aluminium&...

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Furnace, Rheola Works, Glynneath, 1981

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Front of furnace, Rheola Works, Glynneath, 1981

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Production Line, Rheola Works, Glynneath, 1981

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Aluminium production, Rheola Works, Glyn-neath

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Aluminium sheet, Rheola Works, Glynneath, 1981

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Aluminium production, Rheola Works, Glyn-neath,...

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Aluminium production, Rheola Works, Glyn-neath

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Rheola Works Production Line, Glynneath, 1981

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Workers at Rheola Works production line,...

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Workers with protective clothing at Rheola...

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Factory Workers at Rheola Works, Glynneath, 1981

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Pattern Hand Rolling Mill, Rheola Works,...

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Factory workers with stretcher machine, Rheola...

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Three workers, Rheola Works, Glynneath, 1981

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Aluminium Sheets, Rheola Works, Glynneath, 1981

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Factory worker at production line, Rheola Works...

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Workers at Rheola Works, Glynneath, 1981

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H. Lloyd, Rheola Works, Glynneath, 1981

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Rheola Works factory worker, Glynneath, 1981

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DL Motor, Rheola Works, Glynneath

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Factory Floor, Rheola Works, Glynneath, 1981

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Stordy machines, Rheola Works, Glynneath, 1981

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Worker at Rheola Works factory, Glynneath, 1981

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Worker at Rheola Works factory, Glynneath, 1981

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Vehicle, Rheola Works, Glynneath, 1981

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Rheola Works Yard, Glynneath, 1981

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Clearing work begins at Rheola Works factory,...

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Crane, clearing Rheola Works, Glynneath, 1981

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Factory demolition, Rheola Works, Glynneath, 1981

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