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October 9th Big Pit Blaenavon October 9, 2013

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Another Wednesday another visit…this time we headed East to Blaenavon  , just over an hour and a bit away, to visit the World Heritage town of Blaenavon, the Ironworks and the Big Pit Colliery.

 

Statue of rugby player Ken Jones OBE  in Blaenavon town

Statue of rugby player Ken Jones OBE in Blaenavon town

 

Jim trying out his tackling skills!

Jim trying out his tackling skills!

 

The Ironwork buildings spoke for themselves  one could almost hear the sounds of the furnaces and  feel the heat from the molten iron being poured into the moulds.

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Big Pit was next stop and the weather was getting chillier and chillier, damper and damper and windier and windier!  It was well worth getting cold for  as there was  a great deal to see , enjoy and learn about the life of the coalmine and colliery.

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After having a tasty lunch and coffee in the canteen  and then a walk around the excellent museum  which is housed in the  newly renovated  collier’s shower block  it was time for home.

We shall definitely recommend a visit here  to Big Pit  to all our visitors.

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2 Responses to “October 9th Big Pit Blaenavon”

  1. Marie Says:

    Marianne, you always bring everything to life with you photographs and comments.
    Will Jim be in the next 15 playing for Wales?


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