Abbeydale Park Rise and Crescents Charity Christmas Lights 2020.

The lights on Abbeydale Park Rise and Crescents in Sheffield are in aid of the Eden Dora trust which helps children with Encephalitis and the Sheffield children’s hospital charity. To donate, please click HERE.

If you are unable to visit the lights, below is a short video.

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Porth Wen Brick Works, Anglesey, North Wales.

August 2020.

I have been visiting Anglesey for about 25 years. I first visited Porth Wen with my parents when I was about 12 years old. I have not been for about five years or so and sadly, on this visit, I noticed graffiti, litter and general decaying of the site.

The site is extremely popular these days. It is along a popular coastal walk and so it gets a lot of foot traffic from hikers as well as explorers and photographers. At one time, you could visit and would not see a soul. It also looks like someone is living in one of the kilns.

The path down is slowly getting eroded away. When it rains, the path forms a river with the water wearing it down. In a few years, It will be inaccessible by foot.

Brickmaking started on the site before the 20th century. An old OS map dated 1889, shows a tramway and incline. However, the site of the works states ‘disused’. Production began again sometime in the early 20th century, when the present buildings were completed. The works were disused by 1949. Below are a few pictures that I took, along with a video that I made on my recent visit.

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Sadly, there is now quite a bit of graffiti on the site.
Beautiful
Winding house

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