Photographs of the Black Mountain, Carmarthenshire

Black Mountain

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The first two   photographs here are shown with the kind permission of John Ball, who retains copyright.
For details of other photographs in his extensive archives visit his site   Welsh Family History Archive

 

Black Mountain 1

Looking northwards towards the Tywi Valley, the viewpoint was at the top of the Black Mountain,
near the car park and picnic area at SN733187

 

Black Mountain 2

At the beginning of the descent of the A4069 from the summit to Brynamman, looking
south-westwards towards the setting sun.

 


Photograph by Bernard Garland

Black Mountain 3


"Near the Lime Kilns on Mynydd Ddu, on May 21st 1884, David Davies, Glyn Clawdd lost his life when a lime cart fell on him.
To mark the spot there is a monument in the form of an ordinary grave stone standing
on the side of the road near where the road from the sand quarry comes out."
From 'The History of Brynamman',  by Enoch Rees 1883 & 1896 

 


This photograph contributed by Mr and Mrs William John Evans of Gwauncaegurwen  - (William John wrote the 'Pit Memories' book ) (Feb 2009)

 

Black Mountain lime kiln

Old Lime Kiln on the Black Mountain

 

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