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Port Talbot Town Information




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Although Port Talbot is famous for steel it actually grew around the copper smelting industry in the 18th century. The town’s original docks were built in the 1840s to export Welsh coal, but the steel industry eventually took over.
Aberavon Beach - Photo © Chris Shaw
Aberavon Beach - Photo: Chris Shaw CCL
The giant Margam Abbey steel works was created in the 1940s.

Later a deep-water harbour was built for large iron-ore imports.

The Welsh Mining Museum can be found at Afon Forest Park.