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Report - Cwm Coke, Beddau - March 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Lolly92, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. Lolly92

    Lolly92 28DL Regular User
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    Cwm Coke is absolutely massive, it has been described as the urbex playground of South Wales. Visited on a beautiful sunny day which meant that we could spend hours exploring this beauty. A few hours were definitely not enough though as we didn't even manage to scratch the surface of this place so a revisit is most certainly in order.

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    Cwm Coke Works is a massive site just north of Beddau. It opened in 1958 as a site for processing the hundreds of thousand of tons of high quality, low sulphur coal per year which came from Cwm Colliery and turned into high-grade coke suitable for foundry use. By the 70's, Cwm coke was the workplace to some 1,500 men and produced on average 515,000 tons of coke per year.
    The National Coal Board closed the colliery in 1986. For 16 years Cwm Coke continued to produce the low sulphur coke that the foundries of Port Talbot required, before finally closing in 2002.

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  2. Telf

    Telf 28DL Regular User
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    Nice report there Lolly :thumb Very good pic's.
     
  3. Will Knot

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    Great pics :) nice report, thanks for sharin' :thumb
     
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    Really need to get myself to Cymru to see this beauty - nice one pal.
     
  5. Lolly92

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    Thank you guys :)
     
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    Great report, I'm going to have to get back down there, looks like I missed loads. (Its less than 20 minuets for me) :thumb
     
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    Session9 A life backwards
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    Very nice and lovely day for it Lolly. Need to have a slice of this industrial goodness myself :)
     
  8. Seffy

    Seffy Bally up lads!
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    Nice one. If you're ok with heights, there are some decent bits high up, and give a great view of the site (for if you visit again :) )

    It's good to see this with such nice blue skies, as it was fooking miserable when we did it (surprise surprise)!!
     
  9. WhoDaresWins

    WhoDaresWins Let's do this
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    Still made for a good day though despite the weather. Good times.
     
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    This is 2/3 miles down the road from me, so definitely giving him a visit!
     
  11. Eight-Seven

    Eight-Seven This is not a good idea. Let's do it.
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    Looks great! Nice job mate :)
     
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    Good report Lolly, really like the look of this place :)
     
  13. Justlooking2

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    Nice report and pics lolly, its not far from me, I've had a little mooch already but havent got passed the perimeter. if anyone fancies a visit in the near future pm me and we'll sort something out. Thanks.
     
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    Great report i loved my visit here i missed a few bits of it judging by your pictures. good work !
     
  15. Rik UE

    Rik UE 28DL Regular User
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    This place looks great, I really want to visit here, nice photographs!

    Thanks for sharing :)
     
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