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Tondu Ironworks Beehive Coke Ovens

Posted by
Philip (South Wales, United Kingdom) on 7 May 2012 in Business & Industry.

These are situated behind the blowing engine house on a banked area. These are fascinating but not the best things to photograph. The site has been badly overgrown with Japanese Knotweed although the council have obviously done a great job clearing it away.

There are 3 rows of these structures and it must have been a very industrial (and hot!) place when in use.

NIKON D90 1/250 second F/13.0 ISO 200 18 mm

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Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Fascinating site

7 May 2012 5:50am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

A site full of history.

7 May 2012 9:46am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

je suis mais intriguée

7 May 2012 3:04pm

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Very interesting part of these ironworks. Thnks for your explanations.

7 May 2012 6:10pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

So interesting and good that the council keep clearing the area.

8 May 2012 11:02am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

so that's what the teletubbies was based on!

8 May 2012 7:36pm

franz from Baden, Austria

like - not so attractive - hobbit holes ...
this knotweed has become a real nuisance here as well, conquering river banks and suffocating local plants ... a not so welcome consequence of 'globalisation' !!

7 Jun 2012 7:36pm

1/250 second
ISO 200
18 mm