Swansea's historic copperworks to feature on Channel 4
Swansea's historic Hafod copperworks is to be revamped with the help of the Channel 4 Time Team series
The series spent three days at the site ahead of planned conservation work led by Swansea council and Swansea University.
The two public bodies have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore regeneration opportunities that will preserve one of Wales' key industrial stories.
Actor and Time Team presenter, Tony Robinson said: "The site came as a surprise to me. As an ignorant Englishman who lives the other side of the River Severn in the Bristol area, I hadn't realised Swansea was once the epicentre of the world's copper industry.
"This is a lost story that has status not just in Swansea but across the world as a whole. The Hafod and White Rock sites are as historically significant as any we've worked on in the UK and we've left a half-finished story that can be completed and passed down to future generations.
"We made some pretty exciting discoveries and what we have done should lay the foundations for future work to tell what's largely an unknown story."
The site is of international importance in terms of its industrial heritage and Swansea's development over the past 200 years. It includes 12 Grade II listed buildings and structures within a stone's throw of the Liberty Stadium.
Read all about its role in making our city 'Copperopolis' in our online book 'A Short History of The Hafod Copperworks 1810 - 1924'.
Time Team will air on Channel 4 from January to April 2012.