Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall

On the way back from Pembrokeshire last Monday we called into the Aberdulais Tin Works, just outside Swansea for a look around. It is owned and run by the National Trust. The site is on a river with a waterfall which has enabled the place to be used for industrial purposes for centuries. The site has been used for corn milling, wool fulling, copper smelting, iron forging and most notably tin plate manufacture.

Aberdulais 2
The tin usually came from Cornwall

Aberdulais 3Tin plating involves applying a thin layer of tin to rolled steel or iron – the finished product is very familiar!

Aberdulais 4The water powered mill with the furnace in the background

Aberdulais 5Rainbow over the falls

Aberdulais 6An impressive waterfall which the National Trust has now harnessed to produced electricity via a turbine

Aberdulais 1Part of the interpretation – a salmon

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