SO1409 : The Collier and his Butty, Tredegar

taken 6 years ago, near to Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent, Great Britain

The Collier and his Butty, Tredegar
The Collier and his Butty, Tredegar
A sculpture made from laser-cut stainless steel at the location of a former coal level.
It depicts John Jones who hewed a huge lump of coal for the 1851 exhibition in London LinkExternal link .
His butty (young helper) depicts Thomas Bennett, age 14, who gave evidence to an inquiry into the Condition of Children employed in Mines, 1841.

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The Homfray Trail, Tredegar :: SO1408
The Homfray Heritage Trail was established by Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council as part of the Green Mines/Atlanterra project. It is named after Samuel Homfrey (1762-1822) who was responsible, with others, for the establishment of the Tredegar Ironworks.
The trail starts at Bedwellty House which was built by his son, Samuel jnr., who was also responsible for many of the features that can be seen today in the surrounding park.
In 2012 some trail markers were commissioned to encourage the community and visitors to Bedwellty Park to use and enjoy the trail, and to give them a better understanding of the cultural and industrial heritage of Tredegar. Statues, created by artist Tim Ward from laser-cut stainless steel, of famous and lesser known people associated with Tredegar were erected around the trail in 2013
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Date Taken
Thursday, 6 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 11 June, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 1414 0907 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:46.4215N 3:14.7483W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 1417 0906
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Heritage Site  Steel Sculpture  Former Colliery 

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