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Ex Saunders-Roe factory, Llanfaes, Beaumaris, Anglesey

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Saunders-Roe

Date

28 August 2010
Location

Llanfaes, Beaumaris, Anglesey

SH 60978 77549; 53.27663°N, 4.08642°W
Further Information

The factory was opened by Saunders-Roe during WWII, where it fitted out Catalina flying boats purchased from the US for the RAF. After the war, products built at the site included patrol boats and minesweepers and also bus bodies for London and Cuba. The site was taken over by Laird (Anglesey) in 1968. One of Laird’s products was the unsuccessful Centaur, a Land Rover-based half-track vehicle. In 1996 FAUN took over their long-standing licensee Laird (Anglesey) and in 1997 moved production to its newly built facility in Llangefni.

Saunders-Roe Factory, Beaumaris, Anglesey (llanddaniel.co.uk)
Saunders-Roe (Wikipedia)
Tracked & Half-Track Land Rovers (Land Rover Madness)
FAUN

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Written by Graham Stephen

August 28, 2010 at 11:00 am

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  1. THAT’S SOME BIG SHEDS THERE.

    matth

    September 2, 2010 at 1:59 pm

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  3. one fan seems to be working – did you turned it on or it’s a gust of wind?

    brulionman

    October 28, 2012 at 4:22 pm

  4. I’ve spyed this a few times and wondered about going and having a look. Your photographs are great, lovely tones, especially inside. You’ve caught the craquelure texture of the galvo very nicely, despite there being no strong light. The chains in the header shot look like some sort of prehistoric marine creature, about to waddle back into the sea…fab!

    teigl

    October 28, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    • Thanks Iain. It’s nice to look back on these – hard to believe they from two years ago!

      Graham Stephen

      October 28, 2012 at 6:34 pm

  5. Fascinating photos. I am restoring a Saunders Roe London Transport RT bus from 1950, and hope one day to take it back to Beaumaris for photographs.

    If anyone out there has memories of building these buses, 1949-50, I would be very interested to hear from them, email david.throwerwarrington@ntlworld.com

    David Thrower

    David Thrower

    January 9, 2013 at 3:29 am

  6. Started my apprenticeship there in 1976 and left in 1988 . Brilliant place to work , brilliant education , very interesting ! What a shame to see it now .

    Peter

    October 14, 2013 at 11:59 am


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