Tower Regeneration link with RCT Open Doors Event
Thursday 25th of September 2014 07:36
Open Doors gives access to the built heritage that may not normally be open to the public and also intellectual access by the provision of talks and guided walks that help visitors and locals alike enjoy the heritage that the area has to offer.Open Doors in Rhondda Cynon Taf is part of the Wales-wide programme of events co-ordinated by CADW and co-ordinated and promoted locally by RCT Council.
We rely on the support of local groups and historians to help us deliver a series of events (this year 27) during the month of September each year and this is the fourth year that an event has been held in Hirwaun with the support of the Hirwaun History Society and the local library.
Thanks to them for arranging the talk given by Tower Regeneration Ltd and, as we always aim for these events to be the start of new and productive partnerships between local groups, we were very pleased to see a turnout of 38 visitors to the event and the interest shown in developing the relationship further.
The presentation was carried out by Daniel Jones, Tower Regeneration’s Site Engineer who said after the event "I thought the event was a great success excellent turn out, the presentation itself provided historical information on mining around the area that most people were not aware of especially early mining of ironstone and the mining techniques used to extract minerals throughout the last 200 years. Some of the events of Tower which have not previously been recorded in books such as the water inrush incidents in the 1970`s/80`s was found by all to be fascinating. The 3d virtual underground tour at the end of the talk was received very well by all as it provided an insight into how extensive the former workings and the geological setting are on the common. At the end of the presentation there was a question and answer session on mining in general this I felt was also a success”.
To download the Tower Colliery Presentation, please click on the link below:
Tower_Colliery_History_Presentation (2.97 Mb PDF File)