Lewis, Cecil

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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.

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.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all researchers by appointment. Please note that somecollections contain sensitive information and access may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

The records were deposited by Cecil Lewis.

Geographical Names