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    Hoover Factory, Pentrebach, Merthyr Tydfil

    The Hoover Factory, situated in Pentrebach, Merthyr Tydfil, opened on 19 October 1948 in order to manufacture Hoover washing machines. The initial workforce consisted of only 350 people but throughout the years, the growth of the company saw this figure rise to 5,000 in the 1960s and 70s.

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    Originally, the land that the Hoover factory stands on was a part of the Plymouth Ironworks, an industry which epitomised the area during much of the 18th and 19th centuries. After the decline of this industry and after the closure of the ironworks in 1882, the area was need of and had the space available for new industries to overtake.

    Building of the Hoover Factory began in June 1946, with the first turf being cut by the Chairman and Managing Director of Hoover Ltd., C.B. Colston. Construction was completed and the factory opened in October 1948 with VIP visitors from London present.






















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    My great uncle worked there in the 1960s & 70s.

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    It's a huge site, is it still partly in use by AO.com as a storage depot?

    The bits that were demolished were the best, always the way.

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