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Contributed by Roy Davies and photographed by him.


21st January 2004

Today at the Public Library in Pontardawe there was an unveiling and dedication ceremony to mark the installation of a plaque to commemorate service personnel from this area who lost their lives during WW2. This plaque was originally displayed in Pontardawe Grammar School but went missing when the school moved to its new location in Parc Ynysderw. Having been found again the British Legion in Pontardawe undertook to restore the plaque to its original condition.
The ceremony was attended by the Mayor & Mayoress of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, Mr & Mrs Peter Lloyd ; former Councellor Mr Rees Daniel; the chairman of the British Legion Mr Roy Roberts; Gwyneth Davies Pontardawe Town Mayor and Mr Ken Treadwell aged 85 who is the oldest surviving member of the British Legion in Pontardawe.

There is also a Book kept in the library which show photographs and brief personnal details of each of the servicemen concerned.


The plaque

WWII Plaque


  Roy Roberts, Ken Treadwell and Rees Daniel after the unveiling

WWII Plaque



Contributed by Roy Davies and photographed by him January 2004 (and March 2011).

Pontardawe Tinplate Works site


Shows reclamation work going on at the last remaining old industrial site building in Pontardawe.
Formerly the Pontardawe Tinplate works - owned in turn by William Parsons, the Gilbertsons, and Richard Thomas and Baldwin.
The buildings were last used by Economic Drums.

Rear view

Pontardawe Tin Plate Works site


The same site as above in March 2011 

Pontardawe Tin Plate Works site



The only surviving remnant of that era below.

The offices of RTB which are now converted into flats and run by a housing  association

RTB's office site


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