Ebbw Vale (Steel, Iron and Coal) Company and the Ebbw Vale Workmen's Medical Society records

Scope and Content

The Ebbw Vale (Steel, Iron and Coal) Company records, 1791-1936; the Ebbw Vale Workmen's Medical Society records, 1873-1971

Administrative / Biographical History

The founding of the Ebbw Vale Ironworks in 1778 had rapidly transformed the Ebbw Fawr valley. It was the first in the country to integrate both iron and steel production. In 1866, the Ebbw Vale Company Ltd. was reorganised as the Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron and Coal Company Ltd. The steelworks was closed and demolished in 1970. Part of the land was landscaped to house the 1992 Garden Festival of Wales. The site is now a successful retail park

Arrangement

Arranged into: The Ebbw Vale (Steel, Iron and Coal) Company ; The Ebbw Vale Workmen's Medical Society

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Note

Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source were used to compile this description: Gwent Record Office,Catalogue of the records of the Ebbw Vale (Steel, Iron and Coal) Company and the Ebbw Vale Workmen's Medical Society; Williams, Idwal and Tudgay, Alan (compilers), Ebbw Vale : then and now (Stroud, 2000); Thomas, Keith, Heritage: a history of Wbbw Vale. Vol. 1 (Cwmbran, 2000).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Gwent Record Office

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

See also D. 914

Geographical Names