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Guardian - Six Bells Mining Memorial

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Address: Chapel Road | Chapel Road, Six Bells, Blaenau Gwent, Abertillery NP13 2ND, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1495 211732
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Welcome to Ty Ebbw Fach located in Six Bells. Named after the river running...

Welcome to Ty Ebbw Fach located in Six Bells. Named after the river running past, We have a Heritage Centre full of stories from Six Bells and it’s the place to find out all about the stunning Guardian Miners Memorial which is only a short walk away. So why not pop in and see us before or after your unforgettable trip to Guardian? On the first floor is a conference room which can be hired for functions. Accessible by lift, this room is used for meetings, christening parties, birthday parties. Please contact us if you would like further information.

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A nice walk

Somewhere to go for a nice walk and to see the lovely Guardian in memory of those who lost their lives in the Six Bells mining tragedy. The miner is huge and is very well done... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Abertillery, United Kingdom
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Abertillery, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Somewhere to go for a nice walk and to see the lovely Guardian in memory of those who lost their lives in the Six Bells mining tragedy. The miner is huge and is very well done, it's great when your up the Mountain and can see him looking over the Valley.

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Pembrokeshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't know what to expect as I had only seen it on TV, but it amazing to see in real life and it was very moving. Everyone should visit and pay their respects to the miners.

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Alaior, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The scale of this monument is awe inspiring and a somber reminder of the price local communities paid to provide us with coal. Not to be missed.

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Thank DhBahiya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Such a serene and beautiful memorial to the men and boys that lost their lives in the name of coal. They went to work and never came home. All they wanted to do was to provide for their families.

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Bath UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Top marks to the creator of this memorial to the tragedy on 28th June 1960. Sited in an impressive position looking over the town

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Abertillery, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

People fail to realise the beauty of the Welsh Valleys. This innovative, unusual monument blends perfectly with the surrounding hillsides, evoking the tragic realities of the industrial past of the area. From a distance one would think that a socialist realist statue had been transported from Vorkuta coal fields, but its artistry is far more subtle and humane. It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We came here especially to visit the mining monument. But when we got there and reading the names it all became quite real.

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Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Love this amazing sculpture....truly remarkable and well worth stopping to see it up close. Read the names of the miners lost in the accident and Gillian Clarke's poem (just beyond the statue) recalling the day it happened. In summer 'The Guardian' cannot be seen from the road because of the leaves & foliage - but come winter he towers from... More 

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Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Return visit -please go and see this fabulous sculpture. I was a delight to meet people who worked in the colliery or in local steel factories.. before MT misguidedly closed the coal mines and destoyed communities, self respect and local economies. Take a walk and take time to listen to the locals who DONT want the school to be built... More 

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Burry Port, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Impressive monument built over the site of Six Bells Colliery where 45 men lost their lives in a mining disaster in the 60's. Free car park and pleasant walk up to monument with information boards along the way.

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