This huge abandoned site was constructed in 1958 following the establishment of local mines and collieries in the previous 100 years
From what I have read the majority of the low sulphur high quality coal which was mined at the nearby CWM colliery was processed here producing high grade coke suitable for foundry use. The colliery was closed in 1986 but the coke works continued to function until 2002 when the doors were closed for the final time.
According to local news sources. The land is set for redevelopment, in 2009 Wales online report that the site would by benefiting from 800 new homes, new employment opportunities, a primary school and a significant area of public open space although there was little signs of any activity when we visited.
Visited with Shush, Beardy, Dystopia, Travis, Skanky Pants and Lowri we had a great day here climbing all over the place snapping some decent shots! Most memorable bit has to be climbing the conveyors upto the high building! The view was great!
Check out the gopro footage before the photos below! If you watch carefully you might catch a glimpse of me falling though a rotten steel roof…
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