Swansea and Port Talbot Docks History


The Weavers building was a flour mill and corn storage depot. It was designed and built by the French engineer Francois Hennebique in 1897, the first reinforced concrete building in Europe. It was demolished in 1984 in preparation for the Sainsburys development. A commemorative plaque and column from the old building stand on the Tawe footpath near the New Cut bridge.

Weavers lorry

Aerial view

Weavers complex at Beaufort dock

Victoria Wharf

Weavers in 1958 (photo: Rev R Alan Evans. Many thanks for her help to his daughter Hilary)

Weavers looking NORTH

Ready for demolition

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