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Monday, November 14, 2011

Senghenydd





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Blogger seems to be playing up as this is my third attempt to put this post together.

This is Senghenydd, I'm sure I've shown you pictures of it before, but the reason why we visit it is that there is a wonderful hill up from the village to the moorland in the first picture.  Its like a ride through history, as looking back down you can see the remains of the colliery and the scene of the greatest mining accident in UK history.  In 1913 489 miners were killed in an undeground explosion, cause by a build up of "damp" gas.

In the top picture, where the top track going off to the right, is the remains of the "Senghenydd Dyke" an ancient 13th century boundary ditch, of the de Clare family who lived in Caerphilly Castle.

4 comments:

  1. I love those rolling hills, how beautiful. Thanks for pointing out the boundary ditch. Interesting to know it's been there so long.

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  2. Right, that's it. I'm off to my bookshelves to get myself a mining valley for tonight's read. Love these. Wonder when I'll be back.

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  3. I'm really interested in the tales behind all of these images. Keep up the good work

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  4. it must be really interesting to of grown up and live in a country with such a rich ancient background.

    By the way Dave Please do tell me about Welshmen and sheep....more and likely no different than of our own here in USA. lol

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Thanks for your comments. Whenever possible I will always reply. Dave