Brymbo works started as an iron works founded by the great ironmaster John Wilkinson who was involved in the production of iron at Backbarrow in Cumbria. He also owned Bersham. The works has had various owners and was managed for a while by relatives of Abraham Darby of Coalbrookdale. (1841)
The works eventually turned to the production of steel using the then revolutionary process of open hearth furnaces. (1885) Production ended in the 1990s, the site largely being reclaimed for housing, although several original features still exist. SEARCH for Brymbo in the site search box as there are other photos including the Pattern shop, foundry, furnace and coal measure fossils.
This unique collection of images dating back to 1888 is from an album held in private ownership displayed here with the kind permission of the Owner.
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