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Bargoed My Home Town

Steve Purnell | Landmarks 2 Black And White

Landmarks 2 Black And White

This is a composite of street art landmarks in my home town of Bargoed in the Rhymney Valley, Caerphilly, Wales, United Kingdom. The cenotaph statue now stands in the grounds of St Gwladys Church whilst the angel, miners heads and emporium clock were all designed by Malcolm Robertson. The image is created from images taken by myself together with an adapted free to use texture from Practical Photography magazine.
Steve Purnell | Bargoed Miners Heads Black and White

Bargoed Miners Heads Black and White

Bargoed in Caerphilly County, South Wales in the United Kingdom is a former mining town and one of the key towns in the Rhymney Valley. The colliery was sunk in 1897 with the first coal being raised in 1901. The colliery eventually closed in 1977. This street art sculpture depicting three miners’ heads is situated on Hanbury Square in Bargoed in South Wales in the United Kingdom. Standing almost four metres tall, ‘Miners Heads’, designed by artist Malcolm Robertson forms a bold interpretation of three miners, joined together to signify brotherhood. The inscription on the steps was composed by local schoolchildren and reads:- With pride remember them for us, a future they built, remember the miners. Our town, slowly built around the mine, developed into something fine.
Steve Purnell | Bargoed Miners Heads

Bargoed Miners Heads

Bargoed in Caerphilly County, South Wales in the United Kingdom is a former mining town and one of the key towns in the Rhymney Valley. The colliery was sunk in 1897 with the first coal being raised in 1901. The colliery eventually closed in 1977. This street art sculpture depicting three miners’ heads is situated on Hanbury Square in Bargoed in South Wales in the United Kingdom. Standing almost four metres tall, ‘Miners Heads’, designed by artist Malcolm Robertson forms a bold interpretation of three miners, joined together to signify brotherhood. The inscription on the steps was composed by local schoolchildren and reads:- With pride remember them for us, a future they built, remember the miners. Our town, slowly built around the mine, developed into something fine.
Steve Purnell | Miners In The Autumn

Miners In The Autumn

Bargoed in Caerphilly County, South Wales in the United Kingdom is a former mining town and one of the key towns in the Rhymney Valley. The colliery was sunk in 1897 with the first coal being raised in 1901. The colliery eventually closed in 1977. This street art sculpture depicting three miners' heads is situated on Hanbury Square in Bargoed in South Wales in the United Kingdom. Standing almost four metres tall, 'Miners Heads', designed by artist Malcolm Robertson forms a bold interpretation of three miners, joined together to signify brotherhood.
Steve Purnell | Miners In The Autumn 2

Miners In The Autumn 2

Bargoed in Caerphilly County, South Wales in the United Kingdom is a former mining town and one of the key towns in the Rhymney Valley. The colliery was sunk in 1897 with the first coal being raised in 1901. The colliery eventually closed in 1977. This street art sculpture depicting three miners' heads is situated on Hanbury Square in Bargoed in South Wales in the United Kingdom. Standing almost four metres tall, 'Miners Heads', designed by artist Malcolm Robertson forms a bold interpretation of three miners, joined together to signify brotherhood.
Steve Purnell | Miners In The Dark

Miners In The Dark

Bargoed in Caerphilly County, South Wales in the United Kingdom is a former mining town and one of the key towns in the Rhymney Valley. The colliery was sunk in 1897 with the first coal being raised in 1901. The colliery eventually closed in 1977. This street art sculpture depicting three miners' heads is situated on Hanbury Square in Bargoed in South Wales in the United Kingdom. Standing almost four metres tall, 'Miners Heads', designed by artist Malcolm Robertson forms a bold interpretation of three miners, joined together to signify brotherhood.
Steve Purnell | The Angel Of Bargoed

The Angel Of Bargoed

This is a piece of street art erected at the North end of Bargoed town centre in the Rhymney Valley. Standing at 5.5m tall and designed by Malcolm Robertson it is made of galvanised steel it is one of the many artworks that are to be erected in the town which is undergoing a major regeneration. Bargoed is an ex mining community situated in the heart of the Rhymney Valley in Wales, United Kingdom
Steve Purnell | Bargoed Miners 2

Bargoed Miners 2

Bargoed in Caerphilly County, South Wales in the United Kingdom is a former mining town and one of the key towns in the Rhymney Valley. The colliery was sunk in 1897 with the first coal being raised in 1901. The colliery eventually closed in 1977. This street art sculpture depicting three miners’ heads is situated on Hanbury Square in Bargoed in South Wales in the United Kingdom. Standing almost four metres tall, ‘Miners Heads’, designed by artist Malcolm Robertson forms a bold interpretation of three miners, joined together to signify brotherhood.
Steve Purnell | St Sannans Church Bedwellty Mono

St Sannans Church Bedwellty Mono

A long exposure photograph of St Sannans Church in Bedwellty, Caerphilly, South Wales. The church of St Sannan in Bedwellty,sits on the top of a ridge overlooking Bargoed and Aberbargoed in the Welsh county of Caerphilly. It is an ancient stone building dating back to the 17th century.
Steve Purnell | The Church Of St Sannan Bedwellty 1

The Church Of St Sannan Bedwellty 1

St Sannan's Church in Bedwellty near Bargoed in Caerphilly County, Wales.
Steve Purnell | St Sannans Church Bedwellty

St Sannans Church Bedwellty

A long exposure photograph of St Sannans Church in Bedwellty, Caerphilly, South Wales. The church of St Sannan in Bedwellty,sits on the top of a ridge overlooking Bargoed and Aberbargoed in the Welsh county of Caerphilly. It is an ancient stone building dating back to the 17th century.
Steve Purnell | The Church Of St Sannan Bedwellty 2

The Church Of St Sannan Bedwellty 2

St Sannan's Church in Bedwellty near Bargoed in Caerphilly County, Wales.
Steve Purnell | Landmarks 2

Landmarks 2

This is a composite of street art landmarks in my home town of Bargoed in the Rhymney Valley, Caerphilly, Wales, United Kingdom. The cenotaph statue now stands in the grounds of St Gwladys Church whilst the angel, miners heads and emporium clock were all designed by Malcolm Robertson. The image is created from images taken by myself together with an adapted free to use texture from Practical Photography magazine.
Steve Purnell | The Night Shift

The Night Shift

Bargoed in Caerphilly County, South Wales in the United Kingdom is a former mining town and one of the key towns in the Rhymney Valley. The colliery was sunk in 1897 with the first coal being raised in 1901. The colliery eventually closed in 1977. This street art sculpture depicting three miners' heads is situated on Hanbury Square in Bargoed in South Wales in the United Kingdom. Standing almost four metres tall, 'Miners Heads', designed by artist Malcolm Robertson forms a bold interpretation of three miners, joined together to signify brotherhood. The image is created from images taken by myself.
Steve Purnell | Welsh Mining Heritage

Welsh Mining Heritage

This is a composite image created to celebrate the mining industry that was once prevalent in the community in which I now live. The image is created from images taken by myself together with an adapted free to use texture from Practical Photography magazine.
Steve Purnell | Proclamation

Proclamation

A composite image depicting the appearance of a star and angel proclaiming the birth of Christ. An angel came at Christmas Proclaiming Christ was born Celebrate all nations On this joyous morn The image is created from images taken by myself together with an adapted free to use night sky from Practical Photography magazine.
Steve Purnell | The Decline Of An Industry

The Decline Of An Industry

The South Wales Valleys were rich in coal deposits and played an important role in the Industrial Revolution. This is Penallta Colliery near Caerphilly which closed in 1991 and has been left to decline ever since. This image is designed as a powerful reminder of the decline of the coal industry in the UK. The image is created from images taken by myself.
Steve Purnell | Mining Tribute Antique 2

Mining Tribute Antique 2

This is a composite image created to celebrate the mining industry that was once prevalent in the community in which I now live. The image is created from images taken by myself together with an adapted free to use texture from Practical Photography magazine.
Steve Purnell | Mining Tribute Antique 1

Mining Tribute Antique 1

This is a composite image created to celebrate the mining industry that was once prevalent in the community in which I now live. The image is created from images taken by myself together with an adapted free to use texture from Practical Photography magazine.
Steve Purnell | The Angel Of Bargoed 2

The Angel Of Bargoed 2

This is a piece of street art erected at the North end of Bargoed town centre in the Rhymney Valley. Standing at 5.5m tall and designed by Malcolm Robertson it is made of galvanised steel it is one of the many artworks that are to be erected in the town which is undergoing a major regeneration. Bargoed is an ex mining community situated in the heart of the Rhymney Valley in Wales, United Kingdom
Steve Purnell | Bargoed Miners 2

Bargoed Miners 2

Bargoed in Caerphilly County, South Wales in the United Kingdom is a former mining town and one of the key towns in the Rhymney Valley. The colliery was sunk in 1897 with the first coal being raised in 1901. The colliery eventually closed in 1977. This street art sculpture depicting three miners’ heads is situated on Hanbury Square in Bargoed in South Wales in the United Kingdom. Standing almost four metres tall, ‘Miners Heads’, designed by artist Malcolm Robertson forms a bold interpretation of three miners, joined together to signify brotherhood.
Steve Purnell | The Church Of St Sannan Bedwellty 3

The Church Of St Sannan Bedwellty 3

The church of St Sannan in Bedwellty,sits on the top of a ridge overlooking Bargoed and Aberbargoed in the Welsh county of Caerphilly. It is an ancient stone building dating back to the 17th century.
Steve Purnell | The Church Of St Sannan Bedwellty 4

The Church Of St Sannan Bedwellty 4

The church of St Sannan in Bedwellty,sits on the top of a ridge overlooking Bargoed and Aberbargoed in the Welsh county of Caerphilly. It is an ancient stone building dating back to the 17th century.
Steve Purnell | The Church Of St Sannan Bedwellty 3 Monochrome

The Church Of St Sannan Bedwellty 3 Monochrome

The church of St Sannan in Bedwellty,sits on the top of a ridge overlooking Bargoed and Aberbargoed in the Welsh county of Caerphilly. It is an ancient stone building dating back to the 17th century.
Steve Purnell | The Church Of St Sannan Bedwellty 5

The Church Of St Sannan Bedwellty 5

The church of St Sannan in Bedwellty,sits on the top of a ridge overlooking Bargoed and Aberbargoed in the Welsh county of Caerphilly. It is an ancient stone building dating back to the 17th century.
Steve Purnell | The Church Of St Sannan Bedwellty 4 Monochrome

The Church Of St Sannan Bedwellty 4 Monochrome

The church of St Sannan in Bedwellty,sits on the top of a ridge overlooking Bargoed and Aberbargoed in the Welsh county of Caerphilly. It is an ancient stone building dating back to the 17th century.
Steve Purnell | Bargoed War Memorial

Bargoed War Memorial

This is a composite image of the war memorial at Bargoed in the Rhymnay Valley of South Wales and a textured background.
Steve Purnell | Miners

Miners

Bargoed in Caerphilly County, South Wales in the United Kingdom is a former mining town and one of the key towns in the Rhymney Valley. The colliery was sunk in 1897 with the first coal being raised in 1901. The colliery eventually closed in 1977. This street art sculpture depicting three miners' heads is situated on Hanbury Square in Bargoed in South Wales in the United Kingdom. Standing almost four metres tall, 'Miners Heads', designed by artist Malcolm Robertson forms a bold interpretation of three miners, joined together to signify brotherhood.
Steve Purnell | Thirty Seconds At Capel Gwladys Antique

Thirty Seconds At Capel Gwladys Antique

This is a thirty second exposure at Capel Gwladys on Gelligaer Common near Bargoed, Caerphilly, Wales. Capel Gwladys is a celtic cross on the site of an ancient monument to St Gwladys. It dates back to 430AD.
Steve Purnell | At The Going Down Of The Sun

At The Going Down Of The Sun

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them. (Robert Laurence Binyon) At the going down of the sun is a composite image of the war memorial at Bargoed in the Rhymnay Valley of South Wales and a sunset background, all images taken by myself.
Steve Purnell | Celebrate The Miners

Celebrate The Miners

This is a composite image created to celebrate the mining industry that was once prevalent in the Welsh valleys in which I now live.
Steve Purnell | Ethereal Angel 2

Ethereal Angel 2

This is a piece of street art situated at the North end of Bargoed town centre in the Rhymney Valley. Standing at 5.5m tall and designed by Malcolm Robertson it is made of galvanised steel it is one of the many artworks in the town. Bargoed is an ex mining community situated in the heart of the Rhymney Valley in Wales, United Kingdom. It was officially unveiled on Saturday 1st December 2012.
Steve Purnell | Ethereal Angel

Ethereal Angel

This is a piece of street art situated at the North end of Bargoed town centre in the Rhymney Valley. Standing at 5.5m tall and designed by Malcolm Robertson it is made of galvanised steel it is one of the many artworks in the town. Bargoed is an ex mining community situated in the heart of the Rhymney Valley in Wales, United Kingdom. It was officially unveiled on Saturday 1st December 2012.