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Tullis Russell Power Station, Glenrothes

Originally known as The Markinch Power Station it was built to provide electricity and steam to the paper mill.  Construction took two years and was completed in 1914. The original boilers and generators were replaced with 3 parson turbine/generator sets in 1951. An addtional forth turbine was later added. By …

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Tower Colliery, Hirwaun

I last visited Tower back nearly 6 years ago. It was sad to see that the site is a shaddow of what it once was. The story of Tower Colliery is one of fighting the system and of great success & local pride. Along with all deep mines, Tower was …

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Battersea Power Station, London

There are a handful of ‘iconic’ sites within the UK exploring community.  I could talk to you for hours about some of the truly great asylums such as Cane Hill & West Park. Others would talk about the great industrial sites like Pyestock and some would talk about the hidden …

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Penallta Colliery, Hengoed

Penallta Colliery

Situated near Hengoed, in 1905 Powell Duffryn began the sinking of Penallta colliery, and had employed 291 men by 1908. The two shafts Nos.1 (downcast) and 2 (upcast) were 783 and 750 yards deep respectively, and at the time were the deepest in the South Wales coalfield. The first coal …

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