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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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Blast Pit (Brymbo Colliery)

Blast Pit (Brymbo Colliery)

Brymbo Steel Works 'The Veterans' c1908

Brymbo Steel Works 'The Veterans' c1908

Brymbo Works and steel foundry panorama

Brymbo Works and steel foundry panorama

Brymbo steel works furnace

Brymbo steel works furnace

Brymbo steel works slag crusher

Brymbo steel works slag crusher

Brymbo steel works 1st Open Hearth furnace

Brymbo steel works 1st Open Hearth furnace

Brymbo steel works Blast furnaces.

Brymbo steel works Blast furnaces.

Brymbo steel works Coke Ovens

Brymbo steel works Coke Ovens

Brymbo Steel Works Gen view 1908L

Brymbo Steel Works Gen view 1908L

Brymbo steel works lab 1908

Brymbo steel works lab 1908

Brymbo steel works 'Micrographical apparatus'

Brymbo steel works 'Micrographical apparatus'

Brymbo steel works steam engine

Brymbo steel works steam engine

Brymbo Steel Works Staff & Foreman 1908

Brymbo Steel Works Staff & Foreman 1908

Brymbo Steel Works Staff and Office staff 1908

Brymbo Steel Works Staff and Office staff 1908

Brymbo steel works The Power House & Yard

Brymbo steel works The Power House & Yard

Brymbo steel works The Yard Pay Day

Brymbo steel works The Yard Pay Day

Brymbo Steel Workss 'steel foundry 1908R

Brymbo Steel Workss 'steel foundry 1908R

Brymbo steel works The Yard Pay Day

Brymbo steel works The Yard Pay Day