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Report - Cwm Coke (Demo) - Beddau - South Wales - July 2020


Lenston

Bajo Tierra
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A quick wander to check progress on the demo, quite a bit has gone including the main ovens and conveyors and many of the out buildings. The workshops at the top are still there but i dont see these lasting much longer, a great site over the years and sad to see it finally coming down.

History

Cwm Coke's origins lie with the Great Western Railway and it's insatiable hunger for coal. The GWR sunk pits at the Cwm site in 1909 as well as in other areas of the Rhondda, but Cwm didn't become known for it's coke until 1958 when the coking ovens and associated plant for producing coke and refining the by-products of the coking process were installed. During this time the existing colliery site saw a £9 million investment, by the 1970's the two pits 'Margaret' and 'Mildred' and the coking plant were the workplace of 1,500 men this combined effort produced 515,000 tons of coke per annum. The colliery continued production of coal right up until privatization of the National Coal Board in 1986.
The coking plant remained in use until 2002 producing the low sulfur coke that the foundries of Port Talbot required.

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Seffy

Bally up!
Regular User
Jesus! What a classic this is - nearly gone. Never got tired of going here either; was just one of those places. Thanks for the update mate - was only thinking bout this the other day!
 

Terminal Decline

28DL Regular User
Regular User
Bloody hell they're going pretty quick, sad to see it disappearing. One of those sites which you always thought would be around for ever
 

mookster

grumpy sod
Regular User
I wonder what's going to happen to the wooden cooling towers, as I believe they are listed aren't they?
 

Lenston

Bajo Tierra
Regular User
I wonder what's going to happen to the wooden cooling towers, as I believe they are listed aren't they?
One collapsed on its own a couple of years back after a storm, im guessing they will try and save the other one.
 

5PR1NK5

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Real sad to hear of this :( One of those places you always think will be around. Thanks for the update and pics Lenston
 

clebby

( . Y . )
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One of the last genuinely old school sites, which has been on the scene since before this website was started. Sad!
 

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