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Pit Closures

The top of the Garw Valley after the closure of the pits but before reclamation of the area began. The reclamation process took 20 years to instigate but is now complete. All the slag heaps and spoil have been removed and the valley is green again.

Many years ago (some time in the 1920's I think) this heap slipped and engulfed the Ocean Colliery manager's house and car. Luckily no one was injured as the alarm was raised in time by a vigilant farmer.


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The Garw Valley before reclamation of the area began

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