Gaewern Slate Mine near Corris, mid-west Wales was first mined in the 1800's and closed in 1970. It is a maze of huge black chambers, one of which was used as a car dump during the 1970's. Cars were simply dropped into the abandoned slate mine through a hole in the top of a very deep shaft. These now classic cars form a pile of twisted, rusting metal, wires, number plates and batteries that extends from the base to near the top of the mine shaft and sits in a deep pool of water. Compared with today's concerns for clean emissions and safe recycling the 1970's attitude towards the car and the environment was a little different....
Thames - Source To Sea Through the Seasons
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