I have some workers names and jobs they did.
Mr Falconer worked there and wrote a lot of info down for us.
In the late 40s into the early 50s that area was our playground. An attraction was the 'Copperworks Pond' where we could catch little fish called sticklebacks. It wasnt a pond it was a man made reservoir standing unfenced with steep sloping sides and deep.A few children drowned in that reservoir. Two in the early 1900s who had came over the lines from the Newtown, and a lad called Colqhoun in about 1950 age 6. It was a derelict site then. The Tennants Works closer to Prince Consort Rd arae were completely gone then, just bare clay where they'd been,
In 1866 the Tennantís Chemical Company brought together various alkali makers to form the Tharsis Sulphur and Copper Co to take over pyrite mines in southern Spain. Tharsis acquired seven metal-extraction companies in Britain by 1872. As a result of Tharsis's by-products, Charles Tennant became interested in metallurgical technology.
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