SO0503 : Pownd Webber's Pond, Abercanaid

taken 7 years ago, near to Abercanaid, Merthyr Tydfil/Merthyr Tudful, Great Britain

Pownd Webber's Pond, Abercanaid
Pownd Webber's Pond, Abercanaid
Dyma Bownd Webber a gyflenwai ddwr i Lofa Gethin Rhif 2 a safai gerllaw. Suddwyd y pwll yn 1848 ac fe'i ceuwyd yn 1920. Yn 1865 lladdwyd 36 o ddynion a bechyn mewn tanchwa yno. Mae'r pownd bellach o dan ofal Cymdeithas Naturiaethwyr Merthyr Tudful a'r Cylch. Mae'r pownd yn atynfa i bryfed megis gweision y neidr a sawl rhywogaeth o adar. Lleolir Parc Coetir Gethin gerllaw.

This is Webber's Pond which supplied water to Gethin No2 Colliery located only a stones throw away. The pit was sunk in 1848 and it ceased production in 1920. Tragically, in 1865 36 men and boys were killed in an underground explosion. The pond is now owned and cared for by the Merthyr Tydfil & District Naturalists Society. The pond attracts insects such as dragonflies and several species of birds. Gethin Woodland Park is also located nearby.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Paths  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Industry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 0556 0332 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:43.2374N 3:22.1135W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 0559 0331
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