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Cefn Coed and Lewis Merthyr

April 14, 2012

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Driving down from Crynant, the former Cefn Coed Colliery is a remarkable sight. Currently, the chimney stack is surrounded in scaffolding; part of a £75,000 project to repair it. But it’s the headframes that are the really distinctive thing about the site. Sadly, they’re in a pretty sorry state. The colliery closed in 1968, but […]

Capturing the Coalfields – the Bruce Davidson Photos

May 2, 2011

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Bit delayed posting this, but here’s a piece I did at the start of April. It was the week before a set of Bruce Davidson’s photos of life in Welsh mining villages went under the hammer in New York. I talk to Dr Daniel Meadows about the impact of Davidson’s work. The programme? Our final […]