Iron and Coal

abergavenny indoor market crafts today much more on Fridays and the weekends
Abergavenny indoor market crafts today much more on Fridays and the weekends
Town War War Memorial
Town War War Memorial
iron works
iron works

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mine head
mine head
mine  showers
mine showers
big pit
big pit

A Quick stop at Abergavenny this morning a look at the town including its war memorial then on to some industrial heritage.

Back in the early 1970’s I visit the site of Blaenavon Iron work a neglected site ruins which resembled a old bomb site, overgrown and abandoned apart from fly tippers. Today Wales has recognised its industrial heritage as voluble as its Castle, Blaenavon is now a World Heritage site many of the buildings restored and interpretations set up to explain to the visitor is importance and how it’s history dates back to the 1770’s.These blend well unlike many other sites where electronics take over for what often seems not reason except to spend public funding. Here in the cast house  a light show replicates molten iron pouring from the furnace to great effect.(only installed a few months ago).A fantastic blend of new technology with original history.

A couple of miles up the road is Big Pit the welsh mining museum which includes a underground tour and other exhibits which include locker room and bath house.

Both this museum as funded by the Welsh Government and apart from £3 to park at Pig Pit are free of charge.

Last Day of a week in this area, so back to cottage this afternoon to pack up tidy the cottage and head home in the morning, a great week with 1st class weather.

If you are looking for a holiday cottage in this area try where we stayed 1st class

http://www.black-mountains-cottages.co.uk

Iron works pouring of  iron (this is all light and smoke show in the old furnace fantastic effects)
Iron works pouring of iron (this is all light and smoke show in the old furnace fantastic effects)
iron works
iron works
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Andrew Finnegan

I enjoy visiting the coast and am working on seeing all the coast of the UK and over the past couple of year have been recording my camper van coastal tour in my blog I also blog places I visit which which you may also enjoy seeing . Aim of my blog is a Photo overview. (I am happy for my pictures to be used by other's but I will retain copyright and would request you ask prior use of any picture if using pictures on line please add a link to my blog)

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