Felindre

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Felindre
Felindre Watermill, north of Swansea.JPG
Felindre watermill
Felindre is located in Swansea
Felindre
Felindre
Location within Swansea
OS grid referenceSN634023
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Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSWANSEA
Postcode districtSA5
Dialling code01792
PoliceSouth Wales
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UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
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UK
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51°42′11″N 3°58′37″W / 51.703°N 3.977°W / 51.703; -3.977Coordinates: 51°42′11″N 3°58′37″W / 51.703°N 3.977°W / 51.703; -3.977

Felindre is a rural village in southern Wales. Felindre is located in the far north of Swansea, in the electoral ward of Mawr.

The nearby Lower Lliw Reservoirs are a popular venue for walking and fishing. The water mill in the village was working until the late 1960s, there was also an abbatoir and a post office in the village. It has three shops. There is also a public house in the village, the Shepherds Inn. The primary school in the village was Welsh speaking and closed in 2019.[1]

Felindre works site[edit]

In 1956, the Steel Company of Wales opened a tinplate works at Felindre to complement new facilities at Port Talbot and Trostre. In 1967, the Steel Company of Wales was nationalised, becoming part of British Steel Corporation, which inherited the additional tinplate works at Ebbw Vale Steelworks. By 1970, Felindre works employed 2,500 people and was producing 490,000 tonnes of tinplate per annum. Having already closed the tinplate works at Port Talbot, on review of the three remaining tinplate plants within its South Wales division, in December 1980 it was decided to close the site at Felindre. In March 1981, 1,300 people were made redundant, though 138 were found jobs at Trostre, leaving 768 on site. Production was run down until 1989, when another 108 were given jobs at Trostre.[2] The grounds of the former steelworks played host to the National Eisteddfod 2006.

Sport[edit]

In 2006 Felindre was part of the World Rally Championship servicing the rally cars whilst they compete in the Welsh Rally, a round of the (WRC) World Rally Championship.[3] For 2007 the site moved to the Swansea SA1 area.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 October 2007. Retrieved 2 March 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ The Welsh Academy Encyclopedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press 2008
  3. ^ "Motorsport: Wales in the fast lane". walesonline.co.uk. 29 November 2006. Retrieved 14 August 2018.

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