Blaenavon Industrial Landscape

The area around Blaenavon is evidence of the pre-eminence of South Wales as the world’s major producer of iron and coal in the 19th century. All the necessary elements can still be seen – coal and ore mines, quarries, a primitive railway system, furnaces, workers’ homes, and the social infrastructure of their community.

Since 2000 it is a Unesco site.

Thanks to Pieter for the postcard.

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