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Richard Thomas and Baldwins Group ("RTB")

Profile

Born
22 July 1915
Death
7 October 1997
Dates
1949-1959
Role
Sponsor
Newsreels / Cinemagazines
Ingot Pictorial
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Career

Richard Thomas and Baldwins Group was formed through the mergers of several steel companies, including The Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron and Coal Company, Richard Thomas and Co. and Baldwins. Their works continued under the Richard Thomas and Baldwins Group until steel nationalization under the Labour Goverment in 1951, when it was absorbed into what is now known as the British Steel Corporation and 50% nationalized.

Between 1949 and 1959, the company sponsored a cinemagazine series, Ingot Pictorial, to encourage the staff morale and promote their work.

Sources

NoS Number 349506; Ingot Pictorial Number 34; Date released February 1959: NoS Number 349322; Ingot Pictorial Number 2; Date released 1949: www.page-net.com/swansea.localhistory/; Accessed 26/5/2006: Companies House WebCheck Service; Accessed 18/12/2006.

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