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South Wales August 6-9 2009    Margam Steelworks

 

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The contrast between the rural hills above Margam, and the industrial coastal plain, taken up by heavy industry and communications. We were led to this spot by the lkind ady who owns the horses, after allowing us to park at the top of the hill and leading us, carrying her small child, up over the horse paddock to the overlook!

 

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Most of the site seems to be taken up by the kilometres long rolling mill.

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A pair of blast furnaces still stand, although they appear not to be in use.

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The M4 motorway weaves its way along the plains below, dividing industry from a rural hinterland. I understand the narrow motorway is to be replaced by a routeway along the sea shore; certainly the motorway lanes were narrow and limited to two in the section around Port Talbot.

 

The prevailing wind is from the sea!

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South Wales Port Talbot Margam steelworks M4 motorway  industry

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