Brymbo’s Industrial Heritage

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24 years today, on 27th September 1990, the last furnace at Brymbo Steelworks had been tapped and by chance there was a Brymbo Heritage Project Open Day today that provided a good opportunity to have a look around the former site and learn more about the past of this area.

Brymbo-Steelworks-Furnace-No1 The original No. 1 furnace built by John Wilkinson

When someone mentions Brymbo most people think of steel but you can also find 300 million year old fossilised, still upright, trees here and coal had been worked on these hills since the 1400s. But when the industrialist John Wilkinson, who owned nearby Bersham Ironworks, purchased Brymbo Hall in 1792 and founded Brymbo Ironworks, that’s when it really took off. By 1796 Wilkinson had erected the first blast furnace and ever since iron and later on steel had been produced on this site until September 1990.

Brymbo-Steelworks-Machine-Shop1 The Machine Shop dates from…

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