The Old Gunpowder Factory at Glynneath (Second Hand)


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Today, most visitors attracted to the region of the confluence of the rivers Mellte and Sychryd will be either geologists admiring the folded features of Dinas Rock or those wishing to enjoy the peace and solitude of this area of outstanding natural beauty.  Yet this quiet backwater of Glynneath was for a period of over a century (1820 – 1931) a busy and thriving industrial site, supporting a sizeable local community and producing both world famous furnace lining bricks and gunpowder.

Authors Tom Pritchard, Jack Evans, and Sydney Johnson have researched and recorded the history of the works so that “the memory of the now defunct works be perpetuated.  Not only should we remember the stones and the mortar and the old machines but how men lived and worked during a period that has been transformed so quickly by our far more complicated and computerised society.”

Merthyr Tydfil & District Naturalists’ Society, 1985.  Paperback, 46 pages.  Black and white illustrations.  The book is protected in a plastic book cover. Book shows slight signs of age, but is in otherwise very good condition.

Please note, this book is second hand.

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Weight 0.165 kg


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