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Mar 11, 2019 | Latest, Uncategorized

The Musgrave Engine is a unique engine of historic importance (a scheduled Ancient Monument no less) in a very poor condition. After 36 years of dereliction, it is time to stop the decay!

Mae’r injan stêm Musgrave yn peiriant hanesyddol unigryw (ac yn Heneb Gofrestredig ar ben hynny), ond mae ei gyflwr presennol yn ddrwg iawn. Ar ôl 36 blynedd o esgeulustod, mae’n hen bryd inni roi ben ar y diryw!

In fact, we want to bring it back in to working condition. You may look at pictures of this engine and think this is impossible. We think it can be done with a little bit of help from volunteers, local businesses, and funders.

Ein bwriad ni yw i ddrwsio i gyflwr gweithredol. Wrth edrych ar luniau o’r peiriant yma, efallai meddywlch nad oes gobaith cyflawni hyn. Ond dyn ni’n hyderus y gellir ei wneud, gyda thamaid bach o gymorth gan wirfoddolwyr, busnesau lleol a chefnogwyr ariannol.

This is a local Swansea project inspired by the passion of local enthusiasts working through the Friends of the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks group, made possible by support and supervision from Swansea Council and Cadw and facilitated by Swansea University with an initial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund of around £50,000.

Prosiect lleol yw hwn yn Abertawe. Mae wedi cael ei ysbrydoli gan frwdfrydedd selogion lleol yn gweithio yng ngrŵp Cyfeillion Gwaith Copr Hafod-Morfa. Fe’i gwnaed yn bosibl trwy gefnogaeth a goruchwyliaeth Cyngor Abertawe a sefydlad Cadw, a chafodd ei hwyluso gan Brifysgol Abertawe trwy gyfrwng grant cychwynnol o ryw £50,000 oddi wrth Gronfa Dreftadaeth y Lote

 

12. CANAL, TRAMWAY AND ABUTMENT | CAMLAS, FFORDD TRAM AC ATEGWAITH

12. CANAL, TRAMWAY AND ABUTMENT | CAMLAS, FFORDD TRAM AC ATEGWAITH

“Entrance to Hafod works c.1850”   City & County of Swansea:  Swansea Museum  Llun ar y chwith |  “Mynedfa i waith Hafod o gwmpas 1850  Dinas a Sir Aberatwe; Amgueddfa Abertawe Built in the 1860s and standing on the banks of what was once the Swansea canal, the...

11. VIEW OVER THE VALLEY | GOLYGFA DROS Y DYFFRYN

11. VIEW OVER THE VALLEY | GOLYGFA DROS Y DYFFRYN

 “Aerial View of Hafod Morfa Copperworks c.1920s”.  © National Museum Wales  | “Golygfa o'r awyr o waith copr Hafod Morfa o gwmpas yr 1920'au. © Amgueddfa CymruKEYA Rolling Mill / Melin RolioB Clock Tower / Tŵr ClocC Laboratory Building / Adeilad y LabordaiD Chimney...

10.HAFOD LIMEKILN | ODYN CALCH HAFODN

10.HAFOD LIMEKILN | ODYN CALCH HAFODN

“View of the limekiln between the chimneys”. © Sandy Johns | “Golygfa'r odyn calch rhwng y simneiau” ©Sandy Johns Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module...

9*. FORMER PENTRE MAWR WASTE TIP | TOMEN GWASTRAFF PENTRE MAWR

9*. FORMER PENTRE MAWR WASTE TIP | TOMEN GWASTRAFF PENTRE MAWR

Hafod waste tip at Aberdyberthi Street pre-1961 City & County of Swansea:  Swansea Museum | Tomen gwastraff gwaith Hafod wrth Stryd Aberdyberthi - cyn 1961 Dinas a Sir Abertawe. Amgueddfa Abertawe   Pentrehafod School was opened in 1976 but from the 1860s, until...

9. HAFOD COPPERWORKS OFFICES | SWYDDFA GWAITH COPR HAFOD

9. HAFOD COPPERWORKS OFFICES | SWYDDFA GWAITH COPR HAFOD

"Feeder canal to Hafod Copperworks” © Crown copyright: RCAHMW | “Camlas cyflenwi iwaith copr Hafod © Hawlfraint y goron; RCAHMW Originally the offices of the Hafod Copperworks of Vivian & Sons, the building opened in 1863.  When it was no longer required as office...

8. SWANSEA CANAL & DOCK | CAMLAS ABERTAWE A’R PORTHLADD

8. SWANSEA CANAL & DOCK | CAMLAS ABERTAWE A’R PORTHLADD

"Feeder canal to Hafod Copperworks” © Crown copyright: RCAHMW | “Camlas cyflenwi iwaith copr Hafod © Hawlfraint y goron; RCAHMW Swansea Canal was incorporated in 1794 and fully opened in 1798. The main aim was to open up the coal trade further up the Swansea valley. ...

7. HAFOD COPPERWORKS ENTRANCE | MYNEDFA GWAITH COPR HAFOD

7. HAFOD COPPERWORKS ENTRANCE | MYNEDFA GWAITH COPR HAFOD

View of the Hafod Copperworks (Engraving 1880) | Golygfa gwaith copr Hafod (Engrafiad 1880)This  gateway was the main entrance to Hafod Copperworks, being accessed by a bridge over the Swansea Canal. The Hafod works offices (now Landore Social Club) and the limekiln...

6. VIVIAN & SONS | VIVIAN A’I FEIBION

6. VIVIAN & SONS | VIVIAN A’I FEIBION

"Hammering out a copper pan c.1920s”  City & County of Swansea:  Swansea Museum Collection  |   'Morthwylio padell gopr o gwmpas yr 1920’au.  Dinas a Sir Aberatwe; Casgliad Amgueddfa Abertawe  The Cornish entrepreneur John Vivian opened the Hafod Copperworks in...

5. ENGINE HOUSES AND CHIMNEYS | TAI PEIRIANT A SIMNEIAI

5. ENGINE HOUSES AND CHIMNEYS | TAI PEIRIANT A SIMNEIAI

The Renovated Engine Houses and the Chimneys  2021 © Friends of Hafod Morfa Copperworks  | Y tai peiriant wedi'w adnewyddu a'r simneiau 2021 © Cyfeillion gwaith copr Hafod Morfa.  Completed in 1910, the Musgrave engine house replaced an older engine house from 1818,...

4. V&S LTD No 1 SHED | V&S SIED RHIF 1

4. V&S LTD No 1 SHED | V&S SIED RHIF 1

V & S Ltd No 1 Shed | V&S Sied Rhif 1 Copyright @Phil Trotter The Vivian locomotive shed was built in the 1920s for the first standard gauge Garrett articulated steam locomotive in Britain. The locomotive, was built by Messrs Beyer, Peacock & Co Ltd of Manchester,...