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Title: Ysbryd y Mwynwyr - Spirit of the Miners
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Pontrhydygroes Wheel


Pontrhydygroes Wheel




This project has involved installing a monumental water wheel at Pontrhydygroes, a village synonymous with the Lisburne metal mines that were active in the area during the 18th & 19th centuries.


The project has been managed by Pentir Pumlumon a community regeneration organisation and following months of hard work the project is nearing its completion.


Pontrhydygroes Wheel




The wheel is positioned in the exact spot where a 26foot wheel drove stamps which pulverised the ore, back in the 1850's. The water which pours from the site now turns the wheel. An interpretation panel located near the water wheel will provide additional information explaining the importance of the site and that the wheel should be considered as a memorial to those miners who worked down the mines.



Pontrhydygroes Wheel





The project is extremely grateful to Mrs Jane Lloyd-Jones who has donated a lease on the land and to Mr P Hodgekinson who has donated the water wheel to the project, without whom the project would not have been possible, and to Mr Robert Ireland for the text and design of the interpretation panel.






The wheel will provide an iconic focus to the village which has a wealth of history and it is hoped that it will add to the tourism product of the area.



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