Map Page
Page Index
What's New
Contact Us


The Dowlais Great White Tip

Merthyr Tydfil


<Click on photograph to enlarge>

The White Tip

Also known as The Dowlais Great Tip. It dominated Merthyr for many years. It was removed during  the 1970's

The Great White Tip.


View from the Great White Tip - 1950's

(Photograph Courtesy of Arthur Williams)


The Dowlais Great White Tip - Late 1950's

(Photograph Courtesy of Malcolm Cornwall)


The Dowlais Great White Tip from 13 Brynglas, Penydarren

(Photograph Courtesy of Leighton Jones)

Merthyr from the White Tip - 1960s.

(Photograph courtesy of John Williams)


Dowlais, Goat Mill Road from the White Tip - 1960s.

On the left of the picture is the Croda Packaging Works. The white building next to it is Kayser Bondor and the red bricked building on the right is Delberrys formerly Jones Dickinson, cake manufacturers.

(Photograph courtesy of John Williams)

Slag straight from the slag pots on the top of the White Tip.

(Photograph courtesy of John Williams)

Usually the slag was tipped out molten, only when something went wrong was it allowed to solidy in the ladle, (John Owen)
(Photograph courtesy of The John Owen Collection)



Merthyr Express article by Gerard Kiley.

(Reproduced here with his kind permission)


Do you have any photographs or information for this page?

If so, please email us, by clicking the 'Contact Us' button.

To the Map