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Author Penwyllt - new book
Peter Burgess

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Penwyllt - new book
Posted: 07/10/2010 13:44:57
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I have just finished writing a book about the industries, landscape and community of Penwyllt. Although now home to three caving clubs, South Wales CC, Swindon SS, and Wealden CMS, Penwyllt also has a fascinating past. Around the village can be found the evidence of early tramroads, lime-burning, brick-making, and the Neath and Brecon Railway as well as the physical infrastructure of the close-knit former working community. The book describes these various facets of Penwyllt, as well as an overview of the geology, landscape and caves. I have spent the better part of two years investigating the area on the ground and collating a great deal of valuable knowledge from others. Whilst the book is not specifically targetted at cavers or mine-explorers, there is clearly much in the area to interest anyone who visits the location, and the book includes three field walks which guide you around what can still be seen in this fascinating and beautiful area. The book is A5 paperback, 138 pages with plenty of illustrations both current and historical. The first print batch was ordered today, and should arrive some time next week. If you would like further details such as price and how to obtain a copy, or have any other questions, please PM me. Thank you.

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Hé ! Ki kapcsolva le a villanyt ?
IP: 81.144.191.248 Edited: 08/10/2010 10:41:10 by Peter Burgess
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Penwyllt - new book
Posted: 07/10/2010 22:58:23
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It would have been a good idea to mention the cost! £7.50 plus £1.50 p+p.


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Penwyllt - new book
Posted: 07/10/2010 23:27:34
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When did the Penwyllt Quarry close?
Or is it still operating?my mind`s playing trick`s with me.

Once a very industrial area,just outside the coalfield,so all resources close by.
There`s a good article on the Welshcoalmines site about the Penwyllt tramway,regarding a design implemented by one of the old owners ,i believe.
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Penwyllt - new book
Posted: 07/10/2010 23:35:00
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The aggregate quarry is still working albeit intermittently. The narrow gauge incline and tramway to Pwll Byfre is covered in my book!

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Penwyllt - new book
Posted: 08/10/2010 09:40:43
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Here is the book cover....



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Posted: 08/10/2010 09:48:20
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... and here is a map showing many of the interesting things to be found there.



(click image to open full size image in new window)


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Penwyllt - new book
Posted: 08/10/2010 10:34:19
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Peter,
My appologies,i read your first post,as if you`d read this book.

Congratulations on writing about this subject,and the area,

Well done.
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Posted: 08/10/2010 10:41:42
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I've edited the first post to make it clear! Thanks.

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Penwyllt - new book
Posted: 19/10/2010 14:23:55
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Despite a delay in the delivery of the books, due to appalling courier carelessness, I expect to have a good stock of books before the weekend. Railway anoraks will love it, limekiln anoraks will love it, brickworks anoraks will love it. Sorry - no mines (apart from one or two brief references to collieries).

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Penwyllt - new book
Posted: 19/10/2010 15:07:43
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Peter Burgess wrote:

Despite a delay in the delivery of the books, due to appalling courier carelessness, I expect to have a good stock of books before the weekend. Railway anoraks will love it, limekiln anoraks will love it, brickworks anoraks will love it. Sorry - no mines (apart from one or two brief references to collieries).


hopefuly I wiill have stock soon

not sure who turned out the lights though

Mike
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