ST1789 : Bedwas Colliery with local bus

taken 51 years ago, near to Bedwas, Caerphilly/Caerffili, Great Britain

Bedwas Colliery with local bus
Bedwas Colliery with local bus
The bus belonged to Bedwas and Machen UDC. This was one of the smallest British municipal operations, with no more than 6 or 7 buses owned at any one time. This view is at Llanfabon, on the service between Caerphilly and Trethomas to which they had exclusive rights. They also had a share with other operators in the long route between Newport and Rhymney Bridge. The concern disappeared with the local government reorganisation of 1974 when it merged with Caerphilly and Gelligaer UDCs to form Rhymney Valley District Council. Llanfabon was essentially a council estate built in the post war period to provide accommodation for the miners at Bedwas Colliery which can be seen in the background.
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Date Taken
27 August 1966   (more nearby)
Monday, 14 January, 2008
Industrial landscape   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 177 893 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:35.8237N 3:11.2961W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 174 890
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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