Ex Saunders-Roe factory, Llanfaes, Beaumaris, Anglesey

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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10 thoughts on “Ex Saunders-Roe factory, Llanfaes, Beaumaris, Anglesey

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  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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 .

  5. excellent photos,i am looking for the names of personel that worked at the plant during the 2world war and won the George cross,can any one help.

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