SJ1283 : Pit pony sculpture

taken 4 months ago, near to Talacre, Flintshire/Sir y Fflint, Great Britain

Pit pony sculpture
Pit pony sculpture
Point of Ayr Colliery was the last deep pit in North East Wales to close on 23 August 1996, ending over 100 years of mining here. The workings extended far out under the sea, around 1000 feet below sea level. By 1953 the mine employed 738 men and produced 213,000 tons of coal each year. 35 pit ponies worked underground.
The sculpture is by artist Mike Owens, whose grandfather was a miner, it was unveiled in July 2017. It is located along the Wales Coast Path.
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Date Taken
Monday, 15 April, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 14 July, 2019
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Industry 
Primary Subject of Photo
Sculpture 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 127 839 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.6863N 3:18.7211W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 127 839
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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