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Under Blorenge Mountain – Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site

Published 2003; 72pp; softback, 240x210mm.
ISBN 095-42096-1-3 £11.99

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Under Blorgenge Mountain
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Morris Butchers Len Howell, blacksmith
Len Howell, blacksmith, Big Pit

« Mr & Mrs Lewis and staff, Morris Butchers, Broad Street

Miners
Alan Williams & Mark Griffiths, Blaentillery No. 2 colliery
Pen-fford-goch Pond
Pen-fford-goch Pond, Blorenge
Iron Works
The Iron Works (lighting up for a UNESCO documentary)

Blaenavon Company land marker, Pwll-du

Exploring the World Heritage Site at Blaenavon. Wide, bleak mountainsides carry scars from two hundred years of iron and coal workings; the town is home to the most important Iron Works and the Big Pit mining museum as well as being a classic example of a nineteenth-century valley head development, replete with chapels, cafés and a workmen's hall.

Jan Morris provides a poetic introduction telling of the time that ‘ Wales stood flamboyantly at the vortex of the world.’

‘The dominant image of Blaenavon is diffuse, even abstract, a matter of iron, brick, coal-dust, human muscle and a terrific landscape: it is this powerful but intangible presence that Chris Morris’s moving tribute commemorates.’
– Jan Morris

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