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Report - St Athans Boys Village, Aberthaw - March 2014.

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by Lolly92, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. Lolly92

    Lolly92 28DL Regular User
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    Visited with a few others, we had a great little mooch around this awesome place before a funny looking man in a bright yellow waistcoat told us to leave and delete our photos, as if!

    Bit of history from t'internet -

    Boys Village, St. Athans opened August 8th 1925 as a summer camp for boys from mining communities in the South Wales Valleys. It offered them a place to play and be free, as well as being close to the nearby beach. Over the ages its usage developed (but not necessarily changed) to be used as a training camp for youths, residential bible courses and apprenticeships.

    Now a derelict village, demolition work commenced late 2008. Since then several buildings have been removed or cleared including the fire-damaged Sir Maynard Jenour building, which was built in the 1980s, the recreation building and a few residential and administrative buildings. The swimming pool roof which collapsed many years after the site's closure has also been removed from site. Much of the debris that littered the remaining buildings has been cleared, partially by looters and partially by the demolition services.

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  2. steveekay

    steveekay 28DL Full Member
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    i'm sure that roof hasn't always been like that... at least the church is still in good nick
     
  3. Lolly92

    Lolly92 28DL Regular User
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    Thanks, it was a nice place to shoot.
    The church is in lovely nick!
     
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    Anyone know if this place is still viable? Last I heard it had been sold to property developers?
     
  5. GRONK

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    Ace location, loving the chapel. :thumb
     
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    Graff Gallery. Certainly seen better days.
    Pic 9 is wicked :thumb
    Cheers for sharing
     
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