BIG PIT - National Coal Mining Museum in South Wales, UK We travelled to Blaenafon, Torfaen in South Wales and had a family day out visiting the National Coal Mining Museum of Wales - BIG PIT where they take you 90 metres underground on a fascinating tour and its FREE ! It was an exciting and informative day out! We loved it and can highly recommend it !!! www.museumwales.ac.uk/bigpit/
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Visitors can see this slideshow of the underground tour, in the lamproom as they are queueing. Our underground tours last for about an hour and twenty minutes, and are led by former mine workers. Tours should be booked at Reception, and some tours are available to book by telephone in advance. Contact 01924 848806 for more details.
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shots from a visit to the interesting museum at Gorebridge
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A story from South Wales: Talking of pit closures. Aberamen Pit in Aberdare Valley view of pit and houses from hillside. Noticeboard showing shift times. Man walking down road, machinery hidden in clouds of steam. Shots of valley and pit. Men pointing at map on wall. Atmospheric shot of closed pits and buildings. Miners in lamp hats carrying safety lamps. Miners chopping and shovelling coal. Men looking at plans. Discussion of people sat around table. Deep Duttryn Colliery. Men loading tools and equipment into van, miners coming off bus. Lots of serious looking "men in suits" and miners. Men digging and shovelling coal, coal cutting machinery. Date calendar. Barometer. Miners leaving pit, returning lamps. Men showering, changing in locker room. Men climbing into bus. View from inside bus of people seats and passing scenery. Men from Aberman travel to Deep Duffryn. Men in overalls and hats etc walking towards pit. Lots of people lighting and smoking cigarettes throughout this film.
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5:35 - Going into the mine If you are around Durham or Newcastle I would HIGHLY recommend coming to visit Beamish Coal Mining village. It's a village that used to be thriving in 1913 and they set up the whole village with volunteers who dress and show you what life was like for people who worked in the "Pits" and their families. They have a few quaint little shops, a cable car that takes you around the whole village, a cute farm, old dentist offices, few rooms of museums where you can see old equipment, taxidermy and others old items.
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Today we made an unplanned visit to the BIG PIT located in South Wales really welcoming place to go and have an afternoon out free entry the only charge is for parking which i think is awesome unfortunately we only had our phones to record and take pictures this is something a little different to our usual nightly exploring and ghost hunting so hope you enjoy part 1....
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They are calling it 'end of an era'. Coal mining in England is no more as the last deep mining colliery in North England is set to close. Coal powered the Industrial Revolution but the shafts have been going silent one after another as technology and global fuel prices put the mining business at a disadvantage. I spoke to the manager and deputy director of the National Coal Mining Museum of England based in Wakefield. See what he had to say.
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We went to Big Pit (or Pwll Mawr as it's called in Welsh) and we also went to the Blaenavon Ironworks. This video turned out to be really long so I split it into two parts! You can watch the second part here -
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Exploring an incredible looking abandoned slate quarry in Snowdonia, North Wales. We travel in our van, Oliver the VW T4. Snowdonia is one of our favourite locations for a road trip, the scenery is beautiful, very easy to find somewhere to sleep and always a great adventure. Check my Instagram where I post all the adventures - @oliverandus_van Filmed on a GoPro hero 5 black More videos like this coming soon so why not subscribe to not miss out ?
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Coal is the cheapest source of energy on this planet and lot of it, We need it back as it will give Jobs to our grandchildren who have no work at all today, UK is in a mess, since they closed the mines, We have the technology today to regulate the carbon from Coal, best Job I ever had, (Retired Cola Miner Clive Worth.)
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Miners - Senghenydd, near Caerphilly. Wales. Some very good footage showing various aspects of the lives of Welsh coal miners and their families; c. 1920s. Several shots of young men riding horses along muddy street while others stand around watching. General view of above-ground operations at mine: filled coal cars on tracks; a big pile; buildings; machinery; smoke. Group of miners standing about by corrugated metal fence & building; some are reading newspapers; big pile of dirt or coal in BG w/ mine buildings etc. beyond that. Shot of the front of miners' houses; which is long, narrow, cheaply made building divided into tiny units for families; no yards; just dirt; a few women look out doorways; men walking past. 4 men pose; 1 holding baby. More of mine. Group of miners pose; many look very young; teenagers. More of miners off work hanging out in the street; children running around. More of crowd of men standing in street Industry. Coal mining FILM ID:2402.07 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
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Things to do in Yorkshire. Mining museum and Xscape
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First up, I'd like to let you guys know that there will be documentary I took part in about the Shale Mine Industry in West Lothian and it will be airing on the 17th of May this month on BBC 2 Scotland at 21:00, so if any of you are able to watch it then I hope you check it out :) This is an old abandoned colliery. It has been quite trashed in most parts, but some bits and bobs still worth seeing. The control room is probably the high light of the place. Hope you guys enjoy! I've still got some videos from my LA trip to edit and upload so should get them up soon :)
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Proposals for an open cast mine at Nant Llesg, Rhymney will soon be submitted by Scottish developer Miller Argent. This will be a huge surface mine that would remain in operation for 17 years and excavate around 6m tonnes of coal from an area of around 3,000 acres - its eastern edge being just 500m from the town of Rhymney. Green Valleys Alliance is a consortium of local businesses with backing from the local community that launched its opposition to the proposals in July. The Alliance is concerned that the mine will have a negative impact on local jobs and investment in the area, be detrimental to the environment and people's quality of life and could make the local population vulnerable to long term health risks. Local businessman Mitchell Field, who employs 140 people at Rhymney-based cosmetics business Richards & Appleby Ltd and features in the video, said: "We have decided to release this video to highlight the negative impact that these proposals will have on the local area and show people exactly why our group is opposed to the creation of this mine." "The video shows the areas that will be affected - lush green fields and farm land that will be completely destroyed - and highlights our concerns about the real risk of job losses and economic decline in the area if this mine goes ahead." To find out more visit www.greenvalleysalliance.co.uk, like on facebook.com/greenvalleysalliance or follow @valleysalliance on Twitter.
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The Big Pit Coal Mine lift room when they pull up the lift for the coal mine entrance, Blaenafon, Wales, 13 November 2016
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Come check out this abandoned Colliery in South Wales and the Number 2 up shaft with me CollidingPlanets. Music by PLUG N PLAY https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTizabIZiASXACr9B0RxeZA The Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Company maintained ownership of Penallta colliery until Nationalisation in 1947. The two shafts of Penallta colliery were sunk by the Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Company in 1905/6. The first coal was raised in 1909 from the upper six feet seam and subsequently from the lower nine and seven feet seams. The number 1 shaft (downcast) and number 2 shaft (upcast) were 783 and 750 yards deep respectively. These shafts were subsequently extended to reach 800 yards in 1960 making it the last deep mine working in the Rhymney Valley. Penallta colliery was maintained as one of the most advanced collieries using up-to-date coal cutting machinery. 1930 saw the production of 975,603 tons of coal and the European record for coal recovered in 1935. In the late 1940's one of the first power loaders to be used in British mines, the Meco-Moore Cutter Loader, was installed which helped produce the 500,000 tons of coal raised in 1954. The 1960 shaft extension scheme included electrification of the shaft winding engines. In the mid 1970's 700 men were producing 210,000 tons of coal yearly. The 291 men employed in 1908 soon swelled to 1,920 in 1909. 1913 saw a slight reduction in the workforce to 1,281 men but in 1923, 2,395 men were employed which subsequently peaked at 3,208 men in 1931. 1947 saw a reduction to 1,934 men which reduced down to a mere 700 men in the 1970’s. Post 1984/85 The miners marched back to the Penallta Colliery behind their lodge banner making an impressive return to work following the end of the strike. Thirty two collieries were working in the South Wales coalfield following the 1984/85 miners strike. About a third of the remaining collieries in South Wales were then closed within a year of the end of the strike, the rest following shortly afterwards. Penallta was one of the few pits in the coalfield that was chosen to undergo a programme of modernisation, with £3.5m being invested in rapid coal-winding skips and a new heavy-duty high-technology coalface. In 1986 a major fire caused the closure of a coal face. Closure Penallta colliery was scheduled for closure by the British Coal Corporation (the statutory successor to the NCB) in November 1990. Despite this, by March 1991 the highest-ever productivity rate of 590,000 tonnes per annum of coal was being produced at Penallta. A brass band led the last shift of miners leaving Penallta colliery on Friday 1st November 1991. This marked the closure of the last deep mine working in the Rhymney Valley.
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ledston luck colliery winding houses 1(west) and 2(north). the building was built in 1911 and closed in 1986 its a grade II listed building so if you decide to go here please show some respect to the oldness off the building instagram- https://www.instagram.com/militaryexplorers_uk/ creepy explorers -https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHwRPi4PXC6oXQcf1xUCBOA
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The last Deep Coal Mine of the South Wales valleys. Tower Colliery near Aberdare. Closed by BRitish Coal in 1994, before a workforce buyout aquired the Colliery, which proved to be profitable before final closure in 2008 On economic and safety grounds with the last easy access coal seems worked . .The end of a industry that fired the industrial revolultion.
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Full title reads: "S. Wales. Coal Stoppage Complete? Idle pits make intensely tragic picture." South Wales. Winding gear brings lift up coal mine shaft. Miners get out on surface. Shots of coal mine - nothing appears to be working. The winding gear are still. Shots of empty coal trucks. Pan down unmoving pit head. N.B. A short strike in the South Wales coalfield brought 150,000 miners out. Agreement was reached with the mine owners on 15 Jan. FILM ID:757.05 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
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Exploring an abandoned welsh colliery the sercurity was kind enough to let us on site so a big thanks to them as most people known there are no rules in this hobby really accept for breaking in which is totally wrong here is some history on the place guys the colliery was the oldest continuously working deep-coal mine in the United Kingdom, and possibly the world, and the last mine of its kind to remain in the South Wales Valleys. the colliery survived the miner strikes and during the 1980s it was closed down by the government... only for the workers to fight back and purchase the mine. It closed its doors for the last time in 2008. follow me on instgram exploringwithkurt facebook sureshank photography
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Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unknown / unclear. Cuts from newsreel 48/71 - One Man Coal Mine in Aberkenfig, Wales. L/S of Rock Fawr Colliery. General views panning across Welsh countryside. M/S of Enock (sp? Enoch?) Lewis walking to car. L/S of Lewis's one man mine. Various shots of Lewis at work, making pit props, laying rails in pit, walking through pit, using pick axe on coal, testing coal by hand, making out report sheets, pushing truck of coal through mine. M/S of Lewis eating meal in car as he drives to or from the mine. M/S of two men walking into entrance of mine. Back view of man pushing truck. FILM ID:2467.1 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
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Big Pit: National Coal Museum is a museum in Blaenavon, Torfaen, South Wales. A working coal mine from 1860 to 1980, it was opened to visitors from 1980 thanks to the support of the National Museum Wales.
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This is a video of my Tuesdays Long Walking Group visit to the National Coal Mining Museum in Overton Wakefield. I like this museum because it was so exciting for me to go there. I like staying overground here. I would like to go again and stay overground here at the National Coal Mining Museum or the National Mining Museum I will call it.
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The pictures from my visit to the National Coal Mining Museum for England. Like Big Pit it is based around an old Colliery and offers underground tours which I didn't do. This museum is on a larger site and has more exhibitions about the history of mining.
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The Britannia Mine Museum is celebrating 110 years of discoveries. Join them for a special tour of this magical place filled with authentic history. Take a ride deep into an original mine, explore what the community was once like, and pan for gold!
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Big Pit National Coal Museum (Welsh: Pwll Mawr Amgueddfa Lofaol Cymru) is an industrial heritage museum in Blaenavon, Torfaen, South Wales. A working coal mine from 1860 to 1980, it was opened to the public in 1983 under the auspices of the National Museum of Wales. The site is dedicated to operational preservation of the Welsh heritage of coal mining, which took place during the Industrial revolution. Located adjacent to the preserved Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway, Big Pit is an Anchor Point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage, and located close to the World Heritage Site in Blaenavon. When the pit opened a group of five tramps were found in a tunnel one of them dead from starvation.
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A day in the life of a valley town in Wales in the 1950's. The terraces of miner's cottages crammed into and along the valleys. Camera tracks along rows of back-to-back valleys streets. A huge detached chapel stand towering in the middle of one street. A young couple shot from behind walk down town steps. At the bottom they turn into a street and catch a single-decker bus. The bus driver is shot at work. Close-up: He is bespectacled and wears a smart peaked cap. A sequence of shots from the viewpoint of his cap shows narrow, tight streets and corners. The bus then leaves from town uphill. Another (double-decker) bus steers round tight bends as it climbs down the hill. It is seen on the crown of the hill, then descends into another valley town with tight streets. Here a terrace of houses rises in steps in typical Welsh valley style. A phlegmatic bus passenger smokes a pipe in the double-decker bus as it too winds into town. Then it crosses a railway with a goods train passing on a viaduct above and behind it (lovely shot). A group of passengers in cloth caps includes a man lighting a cigarette. Miners traipse into a colliery off the bus. Traffic passes along an arterial road with modern factories. Inside the factory people walk past machinery, then part to start the day's work. Outside again, a young man in coat and carrying a briefcase hurries along a village street. A class at Technical College. A quick sequence now shows others starting the working day: A miner collects his lamp from a long row; woman sits down at a working bench in the factory; man hurries breathless across another village street; man in overalls greets his female assistant and takes a working panel from her; miners in a group leave the lamp room for the winding cage; manruns through a pleasant garden and up the front steps of an old mansion, now the Technical College; indoors he enters a classroom and sits at his desk; a middle-aged teacher lectures on the structure of coalfields while man takes out his pen and opens a notebook. The lecturers hand points at a diagram of the 'Gellygaer Basin' on the blackboard; in the colliery the cage packed with men drops and disappears down the pit; then the wheels at the top of the winding mechanism once seen spinning. Men at benches in a workshop; a man working with a retort and Bunsen burner (or similar); men in overalls working on propellers and an enormous aero-engine; spinning machinery in a textile factory; brad baking; a man laying out freshly cleaned gloves at a dry cleaners; seamstresses at work and women packing gloves; a sort of cutting machine; engines and trucks at a major (possibly chemical?) works; woman working on electrical circuits and man entering data on his panel.
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Even though it was freezing cold, we decided to do some mudlarking downstream from the 19th century mining village we had visited a few weeks earlier. We found some interesting things along with more bits of pottery for a mosaic. My metal detector https://amzn.to/2XceBv6 My fishing magnet https://amzn.to/2WTpYrJ My grabber https://amzn.to/2BqiXFG My phone I used to film https://amzn.to/2AqBvVY Join us as we find interesting things to do, see and eat! We have another channel, based on our EBay reselling business. Even so, there is more to life. All work and no play...well, you know the rest. We love travel, adventure and interesting things to do. We are starting our channel now, with the intention of it becoming full time when we go on the road throughout Europe in our motorhome/RV when we retire in 2 years time. Till then, we are going to find loads of interesting things to do here in the UK. If you have any suggestions of ideas for us to try out or places to visit, let us know in the comments. We love to hear from our viewers! We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.co.uk and affiliated sites.
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World's End In Denbighshire (the prettiest landscape in North Wales)// How about some beautiful moorland in North Wales? Should you love the Scottish Highlands as much as I do, you will fall in love with World's End in Denbighshire. The scenery is spectacular with gorgeous walks and the small and cute town of Llangollen is very nearby. Really worth exploring! _____ WORLD'S END DENBIGHSHIRE: http://www.viewbritain.com/wales/worlds-end _____ MY FAIRISLE JUMPER: https://www.cordings.co.uk/cream-geelong-fairisle-jumper.html _____ LLANGOLLEN OGGIE SHOP & FINE FOODS: https://www.llangollenoggieshop.com/ _____ CONNECT WITH ME: INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/kirsten_wick/ PINTEREST: https://uk.pinterest.com/kirsten_wick/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/adventuresof... TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Kirsten_Wick
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We went out recently over Daw Mill Colliery one of the UKs largest coal producers before its closure to see whats now become of this once thriving site. we had a good explore above ground and then started below were we came across a pretty fast flowing underground river! Daw mill colliery history: Daw Mill was the largest mine and biggest producer of coal in its region, located just outside of a town called Nuneaton. It first opened in 1956 with the first shaft being sunk between 1956-1959 and the second sunk between 1969-1971. The mine was a natural extension of former collieries Kingsbury and dexter all of which mined in the five metre Warwickshire coal field known as the Warwickshire thick. After the denationalisation of the coal industry Daw Mill was brought by UKCoal and by 2008 nearly 700 people worked at the mine, it was also this year that Daw Mill produced over 3.25million tons of coal beating a 13 year old record for annual output. However as early as 2009 talks about Daw Mill future had begun with coal prices dropping each year and railway threats to business. In 2009 Daw Mill was rated the most technologically advanced and most productive mine in Europe. The colliery was situated on the Birmingham to nuneaton line just east of the former Shustoke railway station. In 1983 an inclined tunnel linking underground workings with the surface was completed. This drift mining enabled Daw Mill to increase its production capacity as it removed the often time-consuming process of winding coal up the shafts. On record 3 men have been killed at Daw Mill in mining accidents in 2006 and 2007. In 2011 UKCoal was fined 1.2million pounds for safety breaches. On 22nd February 2013 a major fire broke out in the mine 500 metres underground and was described as the worst underground blaze in Britain for 30 years, no one was injured however with the fire unable to be put out for months the damage left behind compared with profits each year was not justified and the mine never re-opened after the fire. Daw Mill was the last remaining colliery in the West Midlands, once operating 20 collieries. Most the the Daw Mill site has now been demolished and the remaining buildings in recent years have really taken a beating from vandals (even last year the remaining buildings were in pretty good shape) unfortunately id never taken my camera before so thought I would this time to film what remains. most of the shoots with the convyer belts are now filled completely with water and only one still has room to get down into, the house remains, power room, a couple of odd sheds and warehouses, and of course all the underground fun. This video will be in 2 parts so keep an eye out for the second part coming soon! if you could drop the page a subscribe and like the video that’ll be much appreciated cheers all!
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It's an industry that fuelled a revolution and helped to create an empire, but Britain's last deep coal mine is closing on Friday - falling victim to cheap foreign imports and the switch to green energy
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This was a working mine between 1860 until 1980 and was then converted into a museum. You can go down on a tour into the mine it self and walk around the site. At the top there is a building that served as a wash house, canteen and medical room that opened in January 1939. A lot of original features in here including the showers themselves and lockers which was good to look around. In the showers there are recordings of the showers and men talking to get a feel of how this place felt. We also see some Daulton wash basins and original tiles on the walls. Sadly the original toilets are unacessable but you can see a slab urinal. The toilets appear to have been converted to low level either during its time as a working mine or maybe when converted into a museum. In the medical room there is a recording of a nurse talking about life in the mines while I filmed I had a lot of fun here and was nice to see something different
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Teamwork video about the Colliery and workers made about 1990 in typical NCB British Coal style. Every worker got a one at the time, how many are left. A lot of familiar faces keep popping up. Keep watching after the British Coal end there is a bit more. Worked there 1989 - 2001 then had another spell 2011 - 2012 Hope you enjoy it.
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