ST1495 : Penalta Colliery

near to Penybryn, Caerphilly/Caerffili, Great Britain

Penalta Colliery
Penalta Colliery
Still a working colliery in 1982. Large central power house, originally all steam. The brick building at the base of the right-hand head gear housed a large steam/compressed air winch. Now scrapped.
The pit had a modern high speed fan and we were taken in through the airlock to stand next to it on load.

Oh how I miss the 80s and the opportunities for serious "live" industrial archaeology!
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1982
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Date Taken
Friday, 23 April, 1982   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 2 June, 2007
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Colliery   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 140 958 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:39.2631N 3:14.6732W
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