SO0608 : Site of the former Ivor Iron Works, Dowlais (Year 2000)

taken 20 years ago, near to Merthyr Tydfil/Merthyr Tudful, Great Britain

Site of the former Ivor Iron Works, Dowlais (Year 2000)
Site of the former Ivor Iron Works, Dowlais (Year 2000)
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The works closed in 1987 (demolished 1988). This photo was taken someplace on the site close to the Bruce Hotel on Victoria Street. See Link.

The skyline is Merthyr Common, and you can also see a narrow shelter belt lying alongside the A4060 dual carriageway (Merthyr Eastern bypass). Much of the view takes in reclaimed land, as it would have formerly been dominated by an enormous slagheap that was nicknamed "Whitey" by the locals. Certainly when I first saw it, circa 1968, it looked a bit like a snow-covered mountain.
The following excellent historical site is a must if you have any interest in the Welsh 'Mountains of the Moon':
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Stephen Wilks   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
2000   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 5 January, 2011
Category
Derelict site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 065 081 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.8364N 3:21.3053W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 065 081
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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