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Partridge, Jones and John Paton

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of Pontypool, Monmouthshire (now Gwent), South Wales. Works: Pontymister; Pontypool; Waterloo

1920 Amalgamation of John Paton's interests with those of Partridge, Jones and Co Ltd to form Partridge, Jones and John Paton; the new company also included Crumlin Valley Collieries Ltd., Pontnewynydd Sheet and Galvanizing Co Ltd., Pontypool Works Ltd., Caerleon Works Ltd., Monmouthshire Steel and Tinplate Co. Ltd., Henry White and Co Ltd., and the Waterloo Tinplate Co, Ltd.

1927 See Aberconway Chapter XVII for information on the company and its history.

1930s The Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron and Coal Co took control of the Newport Abercarn Black Vein Steam Coal Co Ltd and the Powells Tillery Steam Coal Co Ltd. These and other assets were disposed of between 1936 and 1938, Ebbw Vale Steelworks was acquired by Richard Thomas and Co and the rest was acquired by Partridge, Jones and John Paton Ltd[1].

1936 Partridge, Jones and John Paton took over the running of Six Bells Colliery until nationalisation in 1947, at which point just over 1,500 men were employed.

1936 Became owners of Abercarn Colliery, by which time production was on a very small scale employing only 35 men.

1938 Collieries conveyed to Partridge, Jones and John Paton included the four collieries of the Ebbw Vale Co; the Six Bells Colliery of John Lancaster and Co and Abertillery; the Gray, Vivian and Taiywain collieries at Abertillery, the property of the Powells Tillery Co, and the Prince of Wales, Celynen and Graig Fawr collieries of the Newport Abercarn Co[2].

1937 British Industries Fair Advert for Welsh Tinplate Works. Tinplate and Blackplate. (Engineering/Metals/Quarry, Roads and Mining/Transport Section - Stand no. D.328)

1951 Nationalised under the Iron and Steel Act; became part of the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain[3]

1956 Acquired from the Holding and Realization Agency by Richard Thomas and Baldwins[4]. Assets included "old style" tinplate works, dolomite quarrry and houses at Ebbw Vale and Pontypool.

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Sources of Information

  1. Papers in Gwent Record Office [1]
  2. Papers in Gwent Record Office [2]
  3. Hansard 19 February 1951
  4. The Times, 22 January 1957