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History and amenities
Whilst there is only a selection of houses, there was at one time a large tin plate works which, amongst other items, made equipment for the aviation industry (there was an aircraft works at Machen, next to the foundry which was just above the Royal Oak area in Machen) and to support various other enterprises in the area. The tinplate works closed around 1943.
Also sited at Waterloo was the Coates Brothers Paint works which was, together with the colliery, one of the biggest employers in the area. The company was later devolved to making inks etc., and closed in the late 1990s. The site is currently undergoing planning permission to become a housing estate.
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