Enthusiasts say the disused Rhondda tunnel will encourage local people to lead more active lives and attract visitors to an area that has not been a tourist hotspot but has begun to attract more cyclists and hikers. I think it will be a huge boost to an area that needs all the boosts it can. The hope is that within three or four years cyclists and walkers will be able to get Health massage Watford the train at Treherbert at the end of the Rhondda aex and head along an off-road path to the tunnel portal — or enter the tunnel at the opposite end in the old mining village of Blaengwynfi.
A few years ago, after he had been made redundant and feeling down, Mackey went for a walk miles from the tlurism and glimpsed an old stone in a blackberry bush. He found it was the old commemorative stone with his scrawl still on it.
The stone has been installed in Treherbert station and become a symbol of the effort to reopen the tunnel. Local people are largely supportive.
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The society has almost paid-up members and a 4,strong Facebook kn. It counts retired engineers and mining experts among its supporters. The actor Michael Sheen, who studied at Neath Port Talbot college, recently visited and said it was an exciting and important project. Reopening the tunnel, however, is several years and millions of pounds away.
For a start, ownership is an issue. Infpr tunnel was transferred to Highways England. The hope is that ownership will be transferred to the two councils and the Welsh government. Then the portals will have to be dug out — an engineering challenge.
Recent exploration of the tunnel when engineers accessed it through a tiny hatch and shaft revealed that almost all of the structure was intact — and as awe-inspiring as the likes of Mackey remember. The tunnel was built by the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway company to link the Rhondda and Afan Model High Peak agency and create a direct route from the coalfields to the port of Swansea.
Work began in and at its deepest point the tunnel is metres 1,ft below ground.
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The workers tunnelled in from both ends and were only half an inch out when they met in the middle five years later. Seven men died during the construction. The project has been encouraged by the success of the Two Tunnels route in Bathwhich includes an audio-visual installation, and has been popular Besf its opening in After closing ina victim of the Beeching cuts, the Rhondda tunnel Mature Beckenham housewives buried in When fire broke out at pace Great Western colliery on 11 April — years ago today — more than men were trapped below ground.
Godfrey Holmes picks up the extraordinary tale. At 6pm on a Tuesday evening in Hopkinstown, two miles Gay strip Battersea of Pontypridd, news reached the surface that up to 70 survivors, men and boys, had been located below ground and were waiting at the foot of the mineshaft for cages, dispatched one by one, to raise them to safety.
Earlier that afternoon anxious wives and mothers had assembled at the pithead in the hope of glad tidings. And eventually these shocked colliers — exhausted, covered in soot, their hair bedraggled, their coarse clothing in tatters — emerged and stumbled home.
A few were so weak they simply lay, almost lifeless, on the slats of a pony-trap. In that same year, the Port of Cardiff alone exported 11 million tons of top quality coal. Llanelli, Barry, Swansea and Newport were also home to huge coal-handling docks and marshalling yards.
The first incident to take more than lives occurred in Cymner in the Rhondda Valley in dead.
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The stone has been installed in Treherbert station and become yourism symbol of the effort to reopen the tunnel. With each passing newbie mistake, I thought, "oh no, he's really going to do that". The tunnel was built by the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway company to link the Rhondda and Afan valleys and create a direct route from the coalfields to the port of Swansea.
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