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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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 1880 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. Blaenavon Ironworks is a former industrial site which is now a museum in Blaenavon in Wales. The ironworks was of crucial importance in the development of the ability to use cheap, low quality, high sulphur iron ores worldwide. The ironworks is on the outskirts of Blaenavon, in the borough of Torfaen, within the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape, a World Heritage Site.
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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 1880 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 part of the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape, a World Heritage Site, and an Anchor Point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.
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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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Cage Descent at Caphouse Colliery preserved and maintained by the National Coal Mining Museum England. This was part of a photography project surrounding the theme of the archive. Alongside archival found imagery I set out to document the surfaces and textures of a changing industry and the marks the men left behind. The project can be seen at http://www.ryanfitzpatrick.co.uk/caphouse-colliery
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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 1880 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 part of the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape, a World Heritage Site, and an Anchor Point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage. For more info visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Pit_National_Coal_Museum big pit industrial action big pit strike big pit closed big pit tripadvisor big pit height restrictions blaenavon ironworks np4 9xp blaenavon railwaybig pit national coal museum wales ranger energy investments national coal llc national coal company ranger energy investments llc southern coal corp national coal of alabama southern coal
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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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The National Coal Mining Museum at Overton near Wakefield in Yorkshire, UK provides an insight into what was once one of the country's leading industries. The museum includes and underground tour, artefacts and art exhibits, together with nature trails and outdoor exhibits served by a battery powered 'Paddy train'. There is also a cable-hauled tramway demonstrating how coal was extracted from drift mines. The video focuses on the Paddy Train. For more information see http://ngruk.blogspot.com - Music "Gently" by Daniel O'Connor (http://www.danosongs.com ). Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
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Really interesting Coal Mining Museum in Blaenavon, South Wales - you go 700meters down the shaft and spend an hour walking to the old coal seam - roof is low, its a salutary experience.
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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 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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South Wales mining. Three stories from Wales. Glamorgan. The Groesfaen pit in the Rhymney Valley. The story of how the colliery manager has overcome the problem of dropping barometric pressure and shot firing. The pit head and winding wheel. The shot firer Tom Jones. He checks barometer and collects his lamp. Two men with illuminated lamps descend in the lift. Lamp room attendant writes in ledge. Colliery manager rigs up device to enable messsage to be passed to shot firer when he is down the pit. Barometer reading 28. Man in lamp room winds telephone and picks it up. He speaks into mouthpiece. Miner below ground uses telephone. Miners leaving pithead. Miners walk up long curving external staircase. Monmouthshire. In valley between Crumlin and Pontypool. Coal mine of Aber Gurynys? Railway man holds out flag to steaming steam train. Passenger train passing camera position. The construction of a new pre-fabricated concrete bridge. Surveyors at work. Large caterpillar tracked vehicle with 'Wimey' (sic) on side. A Wimpey crane. Men manhandling crane hook. Moving bridge into place. Children are amongst a party touring the work site. They wear miners' hats. The party in a small line of trucks travelling in a drift into the new mine towards the mine in the adjoining valley - Glyntillery. Underground, several loaded coal wagons pass the camera position. Electric locomotive transports rock away from workface along a newly lined tunnel. Line of rock laden wagons. Lifting last span of bridge into position. Men look on. Crane has Wimey written on it. Preparing the new coal preparaion plant. Crane working. Miners leave pit. Glamorgan - Aberdare. Centre of the town and a statue of a conducor silhouetted. Bas passing through. Various views of roof tops in Aberdare area. Lines of washing and the backs of back to back housing. Three tall industrial chimneys, one smoking with a stationary coal bucket cable way passing in front of them. Road sign for the A470 road to Merthyr Tydfil. Road signs of town names - Trharris and Mountain Ash. Cyfartha Castle and ruins of the early nearby iron and steel industry. Dowlais industrial dereliction and pan along town. Man holds child by hand as they walk past a line of terraced single storey wooden shacks - real slums with slate roofs. Very poor housing conditions with pit head behind. A steep road in a town with two children in foreground. Nigh time shots of local factory including Bondor factory. Day time shot of a smart new factory with coal slag heap in background. Commentary says 'Many men left mining to work in the factories which were set up to exploit the new skills to which pitmen could turn their hands'. Men walking into pit cage - 'Today men are beginning to come back on the coal'. Machinery digging coal automatically in this area near Aberdare. Automatic coal extracting machine works with water spraying over attendant miner. The man closes his eyes as he gets soaked. Trelewis Colliery has waterlogged coal seams. Coal on conveyor belts. Machine is called a 'continuous miner'. Roof drips. Deep Duffryn Colliery pit head. Modernised layout underground. New lined tunnels. In the eight years since nationalisation, output has been raised by one quarter. Miner pushes button on automated machine below ground. The showpiece pit of Maerdy at the head of the Little Rhondda valley. Mountain side. Bwllfa Pit. Aberdare College of Further Education. Apprentices walk down staircase. In a practical class, man shows boys machinery. Training apprentice colliery electricians and mechanics. The Furnacite Plant at Aberaman is expanding. The neighbouring power station. The interior with man rushing up stairs to the power room which has been modernised and re-equipped. Long shot of new housing in the valley bottom.
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Top Tourist Attractions Places To Visit In UK-England | Big Pit National Coal Museum Destination Spot - Tourism in UK-England =========================================== Please SUBSCRIBE to update more interesting videos: YOUTUBE ► : https://goo.gl/7499W6 FACEBOOK ► : https://goo.gl/RpfsmB TWITTER ► : https://goo.gl/JacQGg PINTEREST ► : https://goo.gl/suFyPY ========================================== Big Pit National Coal Museum is an industrial heritage museum in Blaenavon, Torfaen, South Wales. A working coal mine from 1880 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 part of the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape, a World Heritage Site, and an Anchor Point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage. For some years before closure, the mine had been identified as being a possible heritage attraction and a working group was set up made up of the National Coal Board, local government, the National Museum, the Welsh Development Agency and the Welsh Office. Soon after the pit closed, Torfaen Borough Council bought the site for £1 and it was given to a charitable trust called the Big Pit (Blaenavon) Trust to manage the conversion to a heritage museum. The initial development cost £1.5 million with funding from the Welsh Tourist Board, the European Regional Development Fund, the borough council and Gwent County Council. The mine reopened for visitors in 1983 and created 71 jobs. A number of buildings were subsequently given protected status at the site. The Powder House, Saw mill Office Electrical Workshop, Pit Head Building, Headframe and Tram Circuit, and Miners' Bathhouse were each given Grade II Listed Building status on 2 September 1995. The Powder House building was used to store explosives needed for mine work during the time Big Pit was an active mine. The mine is covered by HM Inspectorate of Mines regulations, because it is still classed as a working pit. Visitors wear a plastic hard hat, safety lamp, and a battery on a waist belt which weighs 5 kilograms . Visitors must also carry on their belt a rebreather, which in case of emergency will filter foul air for approximately one hour, giving a chance for survival and escape. Before taking the 50 minute underground tour 90 metres below ground, contraband must be surrendered, such as anything containing a dry cell battery from watches to mobile phones. Automatic gas monitoring systems are discreetly positioned around the tunnels, as are emergency telephone systems. Some safety beams were monitored around the area. =========================================== Watch more videos: ►Best Tourist Attractions Places To Travel In UK-England | Arthur's Seat Destination Spot - Tourism In UK-England: https://goo.gl/p4LptH ►Best Tourist Attractions Places To Travel In UK-England | Beaulieu Palace House Destination Spot - Tourism In UK-England: https://goo.gl/7J2EbZ ►Best Tourist Attractions Places To Travel In UK-England | Big Pit National Coal Museum Destination - Tourism In UK-England: https://goo.gl/jXXsiy #tourism #touristattractions #touristplaces #touristspot #touristdestination #famouslandmarks #vacation #travel
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On the flanks of Snowdon, Amgueddfa Lechi Cymru - National Slate Museum tells the very special story of the slate industry in Wales. Dinorwig Quarry closed in 1969. Today, rather than fashioning wagons and forging rails, the workshops tell a very special story: the story of the Welsh slate industry. National Slate Museum Website : http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/slate/ National Slate Museum Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/amgueddfalechi National Slate Museum Twitter: https://twitter.com/amgueddfalechi Please Subscribe @ http://www.youtube.com/user/KentEnglandlife Kent England : Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/VisitKentEngland https://www.facebook.com/kent.england.54 Twitter : https://twitter.com/KentEnglandlife Google+ : https://plus.google.com/u/0/102064423288960256694/posts Reddit :http://www.reddit.com/user/KentEngland/ Tumblr : http://kentengland.tumblr.com/ Blogger : http://kentenglandlife.blogspot.co.uk/ VK : http://vk.com/id232382223 Pinterest : http://www.pinterest.com/kentengland54/ Stumbleupon : http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/kentenglandlife Music: Track 1: Gagool by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100443 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Track 2: Over Time by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Most information in the video is taken from the National Slate Museum Website.
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My son lost his first ever tooth during our recent visit to Big Pit in Wales. I have never been down a mine before but the staff put me at ease. It was so much fun and and an incredible experience. The site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Big Pit is free to visit. You can't film in the mine but I got everything else! Blog: http://www.helpfulmum.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/helpfulmum Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/helpfulmum Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/helpfulmum
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Explore the Big Pit coal mine in Wales near Cardiff. Descend down deep underground to learn about the Welsh history of coal mining in this fun tour for kids and grown ups alike! Part of the TV/DVD episodes from Travel With Kids: Wales More info at travelwithkids.tv
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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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The National Coal Mining Museum for England provides a great day out with a unique opportunity to travel 140 metres underground to explore England's last deep coalmine. https://www.ncm.org.uk/ Music used in this Video: Every Morning by Dj Quads https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCusF... Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/t7bF4jlVP1w Dj Quads - The MashUp Download: https://theartistunion.com/tracks/460716
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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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https://museum.wales/bigpit/ Big Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain's leading mining museums. With facilities to educate and entertain all ages, Big Pit is an exciting and informative day out. https://amgueddfa.cymru/bigpit/ Pwll glo go iawn yw Big Pit, ac un o amgueddfeydd mwyngloddio gorau Prydain. Gyda chyfleusterau i addysgu a diddanu pobl o bob oedran, mae Big Pit yn cynnig diwrnod cyffrous ac addysgiadol i'r teulu cyfan.
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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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The Real Underground Experience. Big Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain's leading mining museums. Enjoy a multi-media tour of a modern coal mine with a virtual miner in the Mining Galleries, exhibitions in the Pithead Baths and Historic colliery buildings open to the public for the first time. All this AND the world-famous Underground Tour. Go 300 feet underground with a real miner and see what life was like for the thousands of men who worked at the coal face! www.museumwales.ac.uk/bigpit/ Gwir Brofiad Dan Ddaear. Pwll glo go iawn yw Big Pit, ac un o amgueddfeydd mwyngloddio gorau Prydain. Gyda chyfleusterau i addysgu a diddanu pobl o bob oedran, mae Big Pit yn cynnig diwrnod cyffrous ac addysgiadol i'r teulu cyfan. Mwynhewch daith aml-gyfrwng gyffrous o gwmpas pwll glo modern gyda rhith-löwr yn Orielau Glofaol, arddangosfeydd yn y Baddonau Pen Pwll ac Adeiladau lofa hanesyddol sydd ar agor i'r cyhoedd am y tro cyntaf. www.amgueddfacymru.ac.uk/bigpit
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TV News report on the unveiling of the National Mining Memorial which stands on the site of the UK's worst ever mining disaster at Senghenydd near Caerphilly. The unveiling took place on 14th October 2013, one hundred years to the day of the disaster.
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The lift for the Big Pit National Coal Museum in Blaenafon, Wales, 13 November 2016
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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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Hey guys, I visited The Big Pit yesterday! It was such a good experience. I'd recommend it for everyone! Here's the website to The Big Pit: https://museum.wales/bigpit/ My Links: Twitter - https://twitter.com/ThatGirlJess97 Instagram - jessicalewis19 Pinterest- https://uk.pinterest.com/JessicaL97/
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