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  1. Webbs0710

    Report - Tower Colliery, Hirwuan, Dec 22 - Sep 23

    This has been in the works for a while, as Rhigos Mountain absolutely hates me, and has scuppered my plans to climb/drone the Headframe four times. But I persevered and managed to do everything except the Pit Head Baths, as that remains well sealed, and drone shots STILL. It has of course been...
  2. Webbs0710

    Report - Deep Mine Headstocks, Part 4, Northern England, Various Locations, 2022-23

    So here it is, the final report* on the remaining Headstocks in the UK! *I'll probably have missed something else, so there may be more in future 🤔 Part 1 - Here Part 2 - Here Part 3 - Here I'm aware of another three that are underground; Bwlch Glas which I mentioned in Part 1 The Sir Francis...
  3. Wastelandr

    The Fate of South Wales' Coal Industry - 2020-2021

    Looking over Blaenavon from Big Pit Colliery Time for another mega-thread I think, this time focusing on disused coal mines in South Wales, as well as a few other bonus related bits of industry. I'm going to try to keep it a bit less text-heavy as I have a tendancy to type loads and it takes...
  4. Webbs0710

    Report - Stillingfleet Colliery, Selby Coalfield, Dec 22

    Explored as part of my Urbex trip in December. Love an old colliery, although I do prefer the architecture of old school collieries, rather than the modern functional designs of newer sites like this. I always find it intriguing how these places undergo demolition which just stops halfway...
  5. Webbs0710

    Report - Crumlin Navigation Colliery, Crumlin, South Wales, March 2022

    Been past here a few times on my travels in Wales, finally got around to giving it a go on the way home from one of my Penallta visits. Timed the visit well, somebody was home, but they left by the time we had scoped the site. I don't know if the heritage group is still active or not, got the...
  6. Webbs0710

    Report - Penallta Colliery, Hengoed, South Wales, March/April 2022

    Haven't seen this posted in a little while, and Penallta is definitely one of the favourite colliery explores I have done, so why not! Not sure how much longer it'll remain though, 2 of the smaller buildings have already been converted into housing, and I believe similar is planned for the...
  7. CallaWolf

    Report - Penallta Mine, South Wales Sept '21

    Penallta Colliery could be considered as the single most important colliery in South Wales – not just in terms of the place itself, but also what it represented. At its peak in the early 20th century, Penallta was one of the largest and most important pits in South Wales, employing 3,208 men in...
  8. ForgottenBuildings

    Report - Zeche N1/2 - Germany - March, 2021.

    History: The history of this coal mine started all the way back in the beginning of the 1900s. At the time the West-Germany truly started to industrialize. What powered this rapid industry was for the majority coal. This caused the creation of many new coal mines. During the years the mine grew...
  9. Wastelandr

    Report - Llanhilleth Colliery Pit Head Baths - August 2021

    Was on a brief trip to South Wales with little planning recently when I came across this gem. Having already seen Cwm Cokery, I was struggling to find more industrial ruins to go and see. After having a look at Penallta and Navigation Collieries, albiet unable to gain access, as well as quick...
  10. ForgottenBuildings

    Report - Charbonnage du B - November 2019

    The history of this coal mine started in 1907 the mine consisted of 2 pits. The mine closed in 1989 due to the decreasing demand for coal. It was an absolutely great place to explore! Coal tippers by ForgottenBuildings, on Flickr Tracks by ForgottenBuildings, on Flickr Tracks for head frame...
  11. meganjenks

    Report - Penallta Colliery, South Wales - January 2020

    I've always loved exploring around this spot, purely because there's always something new to find whenever I go there. Outdoors, the winding wheels still exist and still turn (in the wind). You have to climb through a gap in the fence to get to these structures properly but a majority of the...