Bargoed---Takeaway-Tip

D Alun Evans

   paintings  prints  drawings

South Wales

RHYMNEY VALLEY, BARGOED COLLIERY TIP from 1997

 

This theme dates from 1997 when it was decided to remove the massive mining waste heap, reputedly the third biggest in Europe. This was a landmark of epic proportions that gained an iconic status as most other reminders, including all the collieries, of a century of mining had already disappeared.

 

Each of the many paintings show some aspect of the tips dispersal.

Bargoed---Tip-Half-Stripped Bargoed---Takeaway-Tip Aberbargoed---Night-and-Day The-end-of-the-Line---Charc Planners-Paths-Large-Acryli Shoots-on-the-Slag-charcoal Bargoed-Bridge Looking-south-PHIL-BRISTOL