WPW007671 WALES (1922). View of Crumlin Burrows, Swansea, storage drums, oblique aerial view. 5"x4" black and white glass plate negative.

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Title [WPW007671] View of Crumlin Burrows, Swansea, storage drums, oblique aerial view. 5"x4" black and white glass plate negative.
Reference WPW007671
Date 1922
Link Coflein Archive Item 6370360
Place name
Parish
District
Country WALES
Easting / Northing 269700, 192800
Longitude / Latitude -3.8823178514079, 51.618451816784
National Grid Reference SS697928

Pins

Tank farm at Llandarcy Oil Refinery. To my mind it looks like a giant game of draughts.

Class31
Tuesday 19th of November 2013 01:04:00 PM
When I lived with relatives in Ty Draw during the early 1950s, I had a wonderful unobstructed view of that area. I believe it was once known as The National Oil refinery. A number of cooling towers and vertical flare stacks with flames permanently coming out the top were also there. At night, the flares and bright lights surrounding the site made it all look like a futuristic space station to a young child. Even though the site closed decades ago, Google Maps still show the scars left on the ground from the demolished structures of the refinery.

garyb
Wednesday 11th of October 2017 06:43:40 PM

Class31
Friday 2nd of November 2012 10:22:01 AM
Crymlyn Bog now an SSSI

JP1000
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 07:36:24 PM
Llandarcy Refinery

JP1000
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 07:35:19 PM
Pin is placed near to Lon Brynawel, Llansamlet

Class31
Tuesday 19th of November 2013 01:02:42 PM

User Comment Contributions

Aerial view of Swansea Docks and Baglan Bay looking south east, October 2013. Courtesy Con Shields

Class31
Monday 5th of January 2015 08:55:26 AM
A recent aerial view of Llandarcy tank farm showing round areas where the tanks have been removed taken 09/10/2013. Courtesy Con. Shields

Class31
Tuesday 19th of November 2013 01:08:32 PM