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Darwen and Mostyn Iron Co

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1887 the Mostyn Coal and Iron Co was taken over by a Darwen (Lancashire) company to become the Darwen and Mostyn Iron Co Ltd[1].

1927 A private company with two furnaces usually in blast at Darwen and two at Mostyn, on the North Wales coast. Known as a maker of spiegeleisen, ferromanganese, silicon spiegel, silicious iron and chrome iron, produced largely from foreign ores discharged from steamers at the furnace depots on the Dee.

1951 Nationalised under the Iron and Steel Act; became part of the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain[2]

1959 Company sold to Barrow Hematite Steel Co by the Holding and Realization Agency[3].

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Sources of Information

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  2. Hansard 19 February 1951
  3. The Times, 2 April 1959