Photocopies relating to Middle Bank Works 1910-1940, including: Messrs. Williams, Foster and Company and Pascoe Grenfell and Sons office memoranda concerning changes in the pay rates to individual workmen 1910-1915; British Copper Manufacturer's memorandum on changes in rates of pay and conditions of work consequent upon the re-organisation of the refinery at Middle Bank 1933; calculation of overtime rates paid to furnace workers 1938; Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) memoranda regarding overtime rates at Middle Bank 1940.
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Administrative / Biographical History
Lead was first smelted at the Middle Bank Works in the Lower Swansea Valley by the firm of Chauncey Townsend and Company 1555-1764. By 1765 copper was being smelted at the works. Williams Foster and Company and Pascoe Grenfell and Company Limited operated the works from 1893 until 1924.
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The records were deposited by Cecil Lewis.