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    Red face Capel Zinc - April 2017


    Capel Zinc




    Well folks its been awhile since I posted anything, so thought I would throw this place up, seeing as I only took a few shots from in here. During a February trip with the other half and staying in a log cabin, this place was in fact relatively close to where we was staying, twisted her arm and away we went that easy really, but since then she has climbed mountains with me and slept in caves and woken her up at silly o clock to go on explores, so she has got used to these spur of the moment plans either that or she has welcomed my madness and accepted it, especially when I get bored.

    I had known about this place since late 2015 when searching odds and ends around wales, but nothing sparked my drive to go considering better options was available, having located it by a quick google search as the cabin had become home for the first 2 days, the itch to get my camera out had become worse, 20 odd mins later we was inside, I took a few shots and felt that the itch had gone relatively quickly, so we nosed around the place for a bit more, then was on our merry way in search of garlic bread (dont ask not relevant to the explore, not a vampire)

    So expectations?
    Lives up to the pictures you see online, the green tones from decay are lovely, worth a visit if passing or nearby, the books and odd bits laying about are rather interesting one book was signed/dated 1934.

    I am unsure when the church stopped functioning or what its last purpose was, maybe a village hall? If I am not mistaken this would of been made before a proper church was built? (maybe someone can clarify this for me) either way easy and peaceful explore.



    On with the shots!































    Cheers for looking folks!
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    Not necessarily temporary. Not all communities and landowners had the money to build lavish stone churches.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin_tabernacle

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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    Not necessarily temporary. Not all communities and landowners had the money to build lavish stone churches.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin_tabernacle
    Good bit of information there, I often wondered what the difference would be and if these would get knocked down, for stone churches cheers Ben :)
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    Beautiful photos as ever. Lovely little place.

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    Tin Tabernacles​ were a cheap alternative to brick or stone and were sometimes replaced by more permanent structures, I don't think anyone expected them to last as long as they have.
    I enjoyed your report and pics MB, Thanks
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    Tin Tabernacles​ were a cheaper alternative to brick or stone and were sometimes replaced by more permanent structures, I don't think anyone expected them to last as long as they have.
    I enjoyed your report and pics MB, Thanks
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    This is such a nice place sadly when I went it was the end of a long day and walked through a hail.storm and it was getting dark.lost the will a bit but yiu have captured it lovely
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiggerDen View Post
    Beautiful photos as ever. Lovely little place.
    Thank you much appreciated, haven't posted in awhile so thought it may be a good one to upload :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiler View Post
    Tin Tabernacles​ were a cheaper alternative to brick or stone and were sometimes replaced by more permanent structures, I don't think anyone expected them to last as long as they have.
    I enjoyed your report and pics MB, Thanks
    Thank you smiler, I have seen a few scattered about some not in such lively condition as this, appreciate the feedback as always and info :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymutt View Post
    This is such a nice place sadly when I went it was the end of a long day and walked through a hail.storm and it was getting dark.lost the will a bit but yiu have captured it lovely
    Thanks mate, shame you was out of "fuel" to enjoy this, I've felt the same when I'll you literally take shots an leave, look back on them an think damn wish I put more effort in, cheers for feedback mate :)
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