We have permission to start

Aug 30, 2017 | Latest, Uncategorized

After several years of meetings, planning and research we are ready to start the project. A big thanks to Heritage Lottery Funding for their funding to the tune of just under £50,000.

3. HAFOD QUAY | CEI HAFOD

3. HAFOD QUAY | CEI HAFOD

Hafod Quay 51° 40’ N, 3° 54’W Hafod quay, built on the river Tawe in 1810, linked the copperworks with the port of Swansea and the rest of the world. Four tons of coal were required to smelt one ton of copper ore. Initially the ore was brought into Swansea from...

2. MUSGRAVE STEAM ENGINE | PEIRIANT AGER MUSGRAVE

2. MUSGRAVE STEAM ENGINE | PEIRIANT AGER MUSGRAVE

Musgrave Engine House c.1981 after the works had closed. © Crown copyright: RCAHMW  | Tŷ peiriant Musgrave o gwmpas 1981 ar ôl i'r gwaith gau. ©Hawlfraint y goron; RCAHMW Musgrave Steam Engine In 1910 as an update to the No1 rolling mill, a new engine house was built...

Bolton Archives Final Visit..….. Mission Accomplished !

Bolton Archives Final Visit..….. Mission Accomplished !

Caroline from Bolton Archives and the volunteers from the Friends of Hafod Morfa Copperworks examine the original Musgrave and sons order book detailing the order number from 1910 for the Steam Engine, Barring Engine and Gantry Crane and also the original plan for the...

The new hook block is fitted to the Musgrave Gantry Crane.

The new hook block is fitted to the Musgrave Gantry Crane.

The restored travelling gantry crane was reinstalled into the Musgrave Engine House in March last year but it was missing the hook block, this was the only major part of the crane to go missing after the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks shut in 1980. A new design was drawn up...

Archaeology Tour of the Copperworks

Archaeology Tour of the Copperworks

The Friends group enjoyed an interesting and very informative tour of the Hafod Morfa Copperworks excavations. The archaeology work has been carried out by Black Mountain Archaeology before part of the site is redeveloped for the new Penderyn Distillery . The Friends...

Inside the Musgrave Engine House

Inside the Musgrave Engine House

The Musgrave Engine and Gantry Crane are now protected from the wet Welsh weather. John Weaver Contractors have done a fantastic job on the Engine House including the new roof with Welsh slate.  A few final tasks were carried out inside the Musgrave Engine House...

The Musgrave Crane’s Journey Home :timelapse

The Musgrave Crane’s Journey Home :timelapse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-7I1FFC_ks Amazing to see the actual journey taken by the crane from the Henderson Engineering workshop back to the Musgrave Engine House at the Hafod Copperworks site. Great time-lapse Tom!

The journey from the workshop back to the engine house:video

The journey from the workshop back to the engine house:video

The distance from the workshop to the engine house may have been small but we feel the achievement of renovating the 1910 Musgrave Gantry Crane is anything but small! There is a mixture of excitement and relief among the volunteers as the crane finally goes back into...