The Ebbw Vale (Steel, Iron and Coal) Company records, 1791-1936; the Ebbw Vale Workmen's Medical Society records, 1873-1971
Ebbw Vale (Steel, Iron and Coal) Company and the Ebbw Vale Workmen's Medical Society records
Scope and Content
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
Arranged into: The Ebbw Vale (Steel, Iron and Coal) Company ; The Ebbw Vale Workmen's Medical Society
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.
All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.
Accruals are not expected.