Clyne Valley is a quiet recreational area nowadays but in the past the valley witnessed industrial noises and people working hard in a variety of ways, among them mining coal, making bricks and even refining arsenic.

Audrey Vincent, a resident of Killay, has very kindly agreed for CVCP to reproduce a section of her dissertation here. In her retirement, after a career in the police force and security services, Audrey set herself the task of following a BA in Ceramics. Her dissertation “The Brick Industry of the 19th and 20th Century in the Clyne Valley Area of Swansea” was completed in 2000, and included this section about the Killay Brickworks.

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