2012

SO1215 : Ogof Fawr / Chartist's Cave on Mynydd Llangynidr

taken 12 years ago, 3 km from Trefil, Blaenau Gwent, Wales

Ogof Fawr / Chartist's Cave on Mynydd Llangynidr
Ogof Fawr / Chartist's Cave on Mynydd Llangynidr
This cave was possibly used by Chartist's from Tredegar to manufacture pikes and possibly basic firearms for use in the planned taking of Newport in late 1839. Such weapons were made and secreted here, in the very back of the cave, in a spot unknown to the authorities and difficult to locate if unfamiliar with the area.

After the failed uprising some victims shot by the soldiery may have been buried here (human bones of maybe three individuals dated to the 1830's were excavated in 1970).

Our democracy is in part built on the bones of such men.

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This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Chartist Cave [11] · Mynydd Llangynidr [4] · Ogof Fawr [2] ·
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SO1215, 19 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Jeremy Bolwell   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 17 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 April, 2012
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 1267 1520 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.7139N 3:16.1191W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 1268 1520
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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