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'The Aluminium Corporation Ltd chose Dolgarrog for their new factory in 1907 because of the plentiful supply of water from nearby Snowdonia. It had a hydro electric power station which also provided power for public supply. One hundred houses were built between 1924-1926 for workers many of those houses still survive. The community and the works were blighted by the tragedy of the 1925 Dolgarrog dam disaster which flooded part of the works and took the lives of 16 people.' KH
Diolch yn fawr/Thanks to Richard Owen, a former worker at the plant for his excellent comments on the photos. KH

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Keywords:aluminium, aluminium production, company towns, conwy, cymru, dolgarrog, industrial archaeology, industrial heritage, wales

HRS 101 Dolgarrog Aluminium Works branch

HRS 101 Dolgarrog Aluminium Works branch

HRS 102 River Conwy near Dolgarrog Aluminum works

HRS 102 River Conwy near Dolgarrog Aluminum works

HRS 103 Dolgarrog Main Street

HRS 103 Dolgarrog Main Street

HRS 104 Dolgarrog aluminium works from west

HRS 104 Dolgarrog aluminium works from west

HRS 105 Dolgarrog Aluminium works sign

HRS 105 Dolgarrog Aluminium works sign

HRS 106 General view Dolgarrog Aluminium works

HRS 106 General view Dolgarrog Aluminium works

HRS 107 Dolgarrog Aluminium works ambulance

HRS 107 Dolgarrog Aluminium works ambulance

HRS 108 Dolgarrog aluminium works brick building

HRS 108 Dolgarrog aluminium works brick building

HRS 109 Dolgarrog aluminium works storage yard

HRS 109 Dolgarrog aluminium works storage yard

HRS 110 Dolgarrog aluminium metal pipe stands

HRS 110 Dolgarrog aluminium metal pipe stands

HRS 111 Dolgarrog aluminium works scalper shed

HRS 111 Dolgarrog aluminium works scalper shed

HRS 112 Dolgarrog aluminium works warehouse

HRS 112 Dolgarrog aluminium works warehouse

HRS 113 Dolgarrog aluminium loading bay

HRS 113 Dolgarrog aluminium loading bay

HRS 114 Dolgarrog aluminium turbine plant house

HRS 114 Dolgarrog aluminium turbine plant house

HRS 115 Dolgarrog aluminium general view of works

HRS 115 Dolgarrog aluminium general view of works

HRS 116 Dolgarrog aluminium Rolling mill side piece

HRS 116 Dolgarrog aluminium Rolling mill side piece

HRS 117 Dolgarrog aluminium 1st aid hut

HRS 117 Dolgarrog aluminium 1st aid hut

HRS 117 Dolgarrog aluminium west gate

HRS 117 Dolgarrog aluminium west gate

HRS 118 Dolgarrog aluminium wks saline treatment area

HRS 118 Dolgarrog aluminium wks saline treatment area

HRS 119 Dolgarrog aluminium dismantled machine

HRS 119 Dolgarrog aluminium dismantled machine