Fforestfach Cross around1930's

The Fforestfach History Website



If anybody has a history, photos or general information on Smiths/Walkers Factory and currently Inca Creative Carmarthen Road, Fforestfach, Swansea

if you would like to contribute to this website, could you please email me.


A post WWII art deco style building, built in 1948 for Smiths Crisps was a huge help to the local economy. Later bought by PepsiCo Inc. in the early 1990s, production continued with most of Smiths crisps being re-branded under the Walkers name. By early March 2006 production had finished in Swansea and the building became vacant. Currently (2012) Inca Creative - a creative, design and manufacture business are the inhabitants of the building.

Walkers Crisps 2007

Walkers Crisp Factory - July 2007 (taken from the public side of the fence)


Extract from: South Wales Evening Post:-

"A HISTORIC Swansea factory could soon be partially demolished to make way for a major housing development.

London-based Dundonian Holdings Ltd has applied to demolish the rear of the former Walkers Crisps factory at Pontardulais Road in Cadle to make way for 107 flats and houses, including 32 with their own garden." Dated: Friday, January 29, 2010


There are still Smiths Crisps available if you search hard.

Smiths Current Crisps List (2012)

Smiths Salt and Vinegar Chipsticks

Smiths Frazzles

Smiths Scampi Fries



I decided to make it as quick as possible to access as much valuable information by linking to the Swansea Listed building pdf's from below.


Swansea Local Government - LB437 Schedule:


Swansea Local Government - LB437 Map:




For further information on Swansea Listed Buildings and Ancient Monuments, this is a fantastic resource below:


Swansea Local Government - Listed Building Index


Swansea Local Government - Ancient Monuments Index



Please let me know if outside links become broken!