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In pictures: Blaenavon's heritage

Blaenavon Ironworks

Gareth Davies has taken a series of photos celebrating Blaenavon's industrial heritage. The ironworks date back to 1789.

Blaenavon Ironworks balance tower

The first purpose built multi-furnace ironworks in Wales, they were right at the cutting edge of technology.

Workers' cottages used in Coal House

These workers' cottages were used as the setting for the BBC Wales TV series Coal House.

Big Pit

Sunk in 1860, Big Pit ceased production after 120 years and was reborn as a museum in 1983.

Blaenavon Workmen's Hall

Blaenavon Workmen's Hall is still an important local venue. Thanks to Gareth Davies for these photos.

Ponies at Keepers Pond - photo by Paul Purchase.

Ponies at Keepers Pond - photo by Paul Purchase.

Blaenavon Ironworks in the snow - photo by Fiona Ford.

Blaenavon Ironworks in the snow - photo by Fiona Ford.

Blaenavon heritage railway

A preserved railway covers three-quarters of a mile between Furnace Sidings and the Whistle Inn.

Blaenavon World Heritage Centre

A former school has been converted into the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre. Photo courtesy of Torfaen Council.

Big Pit at sunset - photo by David Watkins.

Big Pit at sunset - photo by David Watkins.




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