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    The Cwm Colliery and Coking Works are situated in the upper reaches of the Nant Myddlyn
    catchment near the town of Beddau. The colliery opened in 1909 and during the 1970ís employed
    over 1500 people. The coke works were opened in 1958 to centralize and maintain production of
    South Wales foundry coke. Cwm coal was well suited to the process as it had a low sulphur
    content but the colliery and coke works closed in November 1986 and June 2002, respectively.

    This was my first 'proper' explore, didn't get time to do it all so will hopefully be going back soon, so more pics then... :D






















































    Tried to keep the pics to a minimum! Thanks for looking! :D

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    Glad to see you made this one successfully.Some cracking pics in there too.Well done

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    There's some cracking pics there...a few blurry ones as well, but I rather like those as they still capture the atmosphere and great remains. Always enjoy seeing this site.
    Nice one astro. :)
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    FFP on getting in and doing it :)

    I did this site a while back, but posts in my report tell me its a bit more 'tricky' these days. Wouldn't mind a re-vist at some point though, visit the bits I missed and end up getting rumbled no doubt

    Wales has plenty of empty shit lying round for you to snap. Its not a case of where to start or where to stop but how to pace yourself, see it all and (most of all) enjoy it.

    Happy exploring.

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    Thanks guys! Was a really interesting site to explore, its just so big!!! looking forward to round 2 ;p

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    Nice shots man. Did you see the wooden cooling towers from the onsite power station? We somehow missed them when we went in December, would have loved to have got up close. Things like that should be listed.

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    I'm not sure tom, I may have taken a pic but think i deleted it! I'll have to snap them on the next visit! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom46 View Post
    Nice shots man. Did you see the wooden cooling towers from the onsite power station? We somehow missed them when we went in December, would have loved to have got up close. Things like that should be listed.
    If I remember correctly they ARE listed.

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    Visited today, within minutes security arrived with a huge Alsation dog, wasn't able to get in i was gutted but managed to get a few nice pictures, check out my thread! :D


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