#159 – Bargoed Colliery 1977 Part 3

Final selection of scans from Bargoed, this time it’s of the workers. From what I can make out, the photos are by Kjell-Ake Andersson and Mikael Wistrom.  

#158 – Bargoed Colliery 1977 Part 2

 More from Bargoed. I’ve always thought that colliery headstocks / headgears are massively symbolic, more than any other industrial structure. Their great height meant they loomed over their communities as a constant reminder to everyone of their working lives. This selection of photos is about men and machines. The industrial revolution resulted in a huge…

#157 – Bargoed Colliery 1977 Part 1

For a change (as I’ve not even picked up my camera for a month!), I thought I’d post a  few scans from a fascinating Swedish book that a friend of mine sent me, which is a photo essay on the welsh mining industry.  Unfortunately, I don’t speak a word of Swedish, but from what I can…

#156 – Nokia N8 vs DSLR

Yes it’s a stupid comparison, a cameraphone vs a professional SLR and lens. Or is it? The N8 is in no way a replacement for an SLR, but it is a useful supplement, as it is massively portable, and capable (in the right circumstances) of producing good results. What I’m doing here is not so much…

#155 – The Duke Of Lancaster 3

OK, final bunch of snaps from the Duke Of Lancaster for the meantime. There is a public footpath that runs along the west side of the dock where the ship is moored. Between the path and the ship is a bramble hedge and a fence with razor wire on top, but I wasn’t interested in getting…

#154 – The Duke Of Lancaster 2

A few more from Mostyn of the Duke Of Lancaster. The ship has been here since 1979, which means that it’s been at Mostyn longer than it was in revenue earning passenger service. Wikipedia states that the original plans were for her to be used as a static leisure centre and market. Marketed as the…