The weather we had experienced at the top of Pen-y-Fan now seemed to have reached us in the valley. This morning was not a time to be outside. We headed off to Big Pit.
Big Pit is a real coal mine, and above ground felt strangely eerie – like an enormous ghost of the industrial age was still present from a time when the site was in full production.
It has stopped producing coal and now allows visitors to be guided around some of the underground tunnels. All of the guides are miners who have at least 5 years experience of working underground, their enthusiasm and passion for mining was almost overwhelming while being most engaging.
Visited the Cartoon Museum to see the “Heath Robinsonâ€™s Helpful Solutions” exhibition (5 July â€“ 7 October 2007). I would highly recommend a visit, as it is the largest exhibition of William Heath Robinsonâ€™s (1872-1944) humorous drawings for 15 years. My favourite was Deceiving The Invader As To The State Of The Tide.