Posted in April 2013

Blaenavon – Thursday June 28, 2007

Blaenavon – Thursday June 28, 2007

Today we visited the Big Pit Coal mine and Iron Works in Blaenavon. We visited the mine first and the underground tour was guided by a former miner named ‘Bill’ with an unmistakable Welsh accent. We had to wear hard hats along with a heavy belt which carried a battery for the torch (or flashlight … Continue reading

Llanthony – Wednesday June 27, 2007

Llanthony – Wednesday June 27, 2007

We left the cottage after lunch with our rain gear on because it was intermittent rain. We walked down to Llanthony Priory just a short distance from the cottage. The Priory dates from the 11th century. It had huge arches at the transcept and in places it was reinforced with brick as there was huge … Continue reading