ST1598 : Britannia Colliery, Pengam

taken 31 years ago, near to Pengam, Caerphilly/Caerffili, Great Britain

Britannia Colliery, Pengam
Britannia Colliery, Pengam
Fascinating colliery, now long gone. The big building at the back is the central power house of 1911. The pit was all electric with imported current. The two electric winders were DC with motor generator sets on the Ward-Leonard system. There was a motor driven Walker "indestructible" fan and a pair of motor driven air compressors. Truly awesome. We knocked on the door and got let in and let loose with our cameras. A few weeks later we were less fortunate.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 4 July, 1987   (more nearby)
Monday, 7 April, 2008
Colliery   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 158 980 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:40.4661N 3:13.1443W
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