Fireworks at Sea | Grand Pier, Weston-Super-Mare

Big Pit Mine | Blaenavon South Wales

In 1970s and 1980s a series of coal mining pits closed in the UK. Many towns and communities which were built around the pit had a damaging effect. Big Pit in Blaenavon South Wales closed in February 1980.

It was mid November when I did a 50 minute trip to Big Pit. It happened to be a chilly, foggy day. As the road lead up into the hills, the fog was becoming thicker, and the visibility became poorer. On the way I stopped a few times to capture the quiet yet depressing mood of the weather, as if it echoed the damaging effect of once prosperous mining area in South Wales.