SO1103 : Sign at Parc Cwm Darran

taken 10 years ago, near to Deri, Caerphilly/Caerffili, Great Britain

Sign at Parc Cwm Darran
Sign at Parc Cwm Darran
The design at the top of the sign reflects the transition of the area from the mining industry to a country park.
Parc Cwm Darran
A country park built on the site of Ogilvie Colliery and its spoil tips LinkExternal link . Ogilvie Colliery was the largest of the collieries in the Darran Valley and at its peak employed up to 1,500 men and boys. The first coal was raised in 1923 and the colliery closed in 1975.

The colliery was the location for a 1973 episode of Dr Who, The Green Death, with Jon Pertwee.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 22 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 9 January, 2008
Category
Signs   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 112 035 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:43.4067N 3:17.1585W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 112 035
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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