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Andrew Stacey

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big pit/rebranding
« on: September 21, 2009, 06:56:50 PM »
just spotted - BBC2 at 8pm - apologies for short notice

visits Big Pit in South Wales to see how a mining community used industrial heritage to reinvent itself and ended up becoming a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 09:18:37 PM »
I visited the Big Pit (twice!) this summer, and can highly recommend the underground mine tour and the rest of the mine site.  The guides are ex-miners and all seem to have a wonderful sense of humour.  The fact that admission is all free is a real bonus - so, it's well worth a visit if you're in the area.
The Blaenavon Industrial Landscape would work well as a "rebranding" case study, esp. since its UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2000.

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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2009, 08:12:12 AM »
Big Pit is a very good visit, and just down the road from my birth place!


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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2009, 07:59:58 PM »
Just downloading from i-player, ties in nicely with Year 8 geography@work 1st chapter bit on changes in industry.  Just happened to set them a HW over past 2 weeks where they could choose from Meadowhall, London Docklands or... Big Pit - doing a 'then and now' internet research thingy focused on changing jobs