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The John Williams Story Phoenix Iron Works Rhuddlan, Near Rhyl North Wales by Gwynfor Williams

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This book is the culmination of a shared interest and enthusiasm for the work of John Williams and son, Phoenix Ironworks, Rhuddlan. After extensive and very thorough research, Gwynfor Williams as now been able to produce this comprehensive history of the John Williams, Phoenix Iron works and how it developed into Corbett-Willimas, and the company’s demise. It also charts how a successor company continued foundry work in Rhuddlan throughout the twentieth century. This is not only the history of the Iron works but also the personalities involved, the nature of Welsh agriculture in the nineteenth century, the effects of the changing labour market and of emigration and new markets across the World. To tell this story the Author uses a wealth of well researched material and rare photographs and illustrations, many from original company catalogues; this book will appeal to both the general reader and enthusiast.

Black and white Photographs Throughout

Hardback book

213mm x 303mm

Code No. 017370, 144 pages, ISBN 9780995468900, $55.00

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