SO1506 : View of Troedrhiwgwair from Bedwellty Pit Tip

taken 11 years ago, near to Victoria, Blaenau Gwent, Great Britain

View of Troedrhiwgwair from Bedwellty Pit Tip.
View of Troedrhiwgwair from Bedwellty Pit Tip.
There used to be 161 houses in Troedrhiwgwair, along with a school, a library, a pub, shops etc. LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) .
However, after the Aberfan disaster, engineers were afraid that the hillside might collapse onto the houses. Because of movement in the mountain the school was closed down in the 1960s and most of the village was moved out in the 1970s to new houses at Peacehaven. Some residents refused to move and their houses can still be seen, with gaps in between where the other houses were removed. The river in the picture is the Sirhowy, which meanders down this part of the valley between the remains of coal tips.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Monday, 23 July, 2007
Valley > Valley   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 158 067 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.1854N 3:13.2713W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 156 061
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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