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The smoke from the Brickhouse Dudley factory over Risca. 27th August 1986

The smoke from the Brickhouse Dudley factory over Risca. 27th August 1986


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The smoke from the Brickhouse Dudley factory over Risca. 27th August 1986

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Western Mail Archive
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Risca
Wales

Media ID 21760584

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Caerphilly Factory House Houses Landscape Smoke Town 1986 Risca


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This print titled "The smoke from the Brickhouse Dudley factory over Risca. 27th August 1986" takes us back to a significant moment in time - the vibrant era of the 1980s. The image beautifully captures an industrial landscape in Caerphilly, Wales, where rows of houses stand witness to the bustling activity of a town driven by its factories. On this particular day, as thick plumes of smoke billow out from the Brickhouse Dudley factory, it creates an awe-inspiring sight against the backdrop of Risca's streets. The photograph encapsulates both beauty and grit; it portrays how industry shaped not only landscapes but also people's lives during that period. The black and white composition adds a timeless quality to this piece, allowing viewers to immerse themselves in nostalgia while contemplating the impact of rapid industrialization on small towns like Risca. It serves as a reminder of how communities were built around these factories, with generations relying on them for their livelihoods. As we gaze upon this remarkable street scene frozen in time, we are transported back to an era when chimneys dominated skylines and smoke became synonymous with progress. This Memory Lane Print offers us a glimpse into history and invites us to reflect on our ever-evolving relationship with industry and its lasting effects on our surroundings.

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