SJ1976 : Industrial ruins below Battery Pool in the Greenfield Valley

taken 7 years ago, near to Greenfield, Flintshire/Sir y Fflint, Great Britain

Industrial ruins below Battery Pool in the Greenfield Valley
Industrial ruins below Battery Pool in the Greenfield Valley
The ruins here and elsewhere nearby are extensive. This little sloping valley was industrialised in the 1700's with a densely packed concentration of entrepreneurial industries by the 1770's that included manufacturing batteries, shaping copper pots and pans for shipment worldwide, rolling mills, flour mills, cotton mills and wire mills making copper and brass wire. Every remaining brick here could be said to represent a life; a child worker, a cotton worker, the recipients of an industrial accident, a life cut short by long hours labouring for a pittance - or conversely an opportunist who through hard work and the courage of their convictions may have made the world a slightly better place, for themselves and others near and far, however briefly.
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SJ1976, 15 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 5 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused  Industry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 1907 7695 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.9992N 3:12.9201W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 1906 7698
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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