The Classic Car Graveyard - Gaewern Slate Mine

October 27, 2015  •  1 Comment

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....

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Anthony(non-registered)
Hi I have stumbled upon the outstanding photo of the underground scrap yard wondered is it to buy a copy
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