SO2102 : The Guardian of the Valleys, Six Bells

taken 8 years ago, near to St Illtyd, Blaenau Gwent, Great Britain

The Guardian of the Valleys, Six Bells
The Guardian of the Valleys, Six Bells
The 20 metre high statue is located on the site of the former Six Bells colliery. It is a memorial to the 45 miners who were killed in the Six Bells colliery disaster on June 28th 1960, caused by a gas explosion.
The statue of a lone miner was officially unveiled by the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams on June 28th 2010, on the fiftieth anniversary of the disaster. Designed by Sebastien Boyesen, the statue is made from thousands of steel ribbons. Around the plinth are inscribed the names of all the men who died in the disaster.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 February, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 18 February, 2011
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Statue   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 219 028 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:43.1080N 3:7.9171W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 219 028
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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