The Big Pit is the National Museum of Mining and was once the Blaenavon Colliery, a working mine for 120 years. The museum now offers an insight into the history of coal mining, especially in South Wales and offers fascinating underground tours led by former miners. Ancestors on my mother's side of the family were miners in Derbyshire, my great grandfather working for over 50 years in Bolsover pit starting work underground as a child, so the visit was somewhat poignant for me.
by David Swatton May. 29, 2018 512 views
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