Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

The Big Pit

We drove down to Merthyr Tydfil yesterday. The journey was good and the new car went well. We stayed overnight in the Travelodge and then drove to Blaenavon, which is about 30 minutes drive away. I've been there a few times before, but never been to the new heritage centre which tells the story of the town and its important role in the industrial revolution.

The weather was really cold and rather grey, so I didn't take more than a couple of photos, but I'd like to come back next year and do a video here.

We then drove to The Big Pit where we were meeting our daughter, her husband and daughter. The Big Pit was a working coalmine until 1980 and very soon after was turned into a museum. We all did the underground tour and then had lunch in the cafe which was originally the miners' canteen. It was a good day and really good to see our daughter ter and family again.

Tomorrow we're getting the train into Cardiff.

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