SO0700 : Aberfan Colliery spoil tramway

taken 59 years ago, near to Aberfan, Merthyr Tydfil/Merthyr Tudful, Wales

Aberfan Colliery spoil tramway
Aberfan Colliery spoil tramway
This photo was taken to show the tramway that took waste from Aberfan colliery to the spoil heaps high above the village. Two years later, the spoil heaps collapsed destroying the school and taking over a hundred lives, mostly children.

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Category: Colliery
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Village [7] · Colliery [3] Other Photos: · Kingsley terrace, Bryn Taf, Aberfan ·
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Date Taken
July 1964   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 2 November, 2005
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 07 00 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 51:41.7360N 3:20.3840W
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Image classification(about): Geograph (First for SO0700) · First in 5 Years (TPoint) (about)
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