Not content with the Weekly Photo Challenge on WordPress and my 52/2013 Project on Flickr I decided to have a go at Paul’s Challenge as well. .For challenge 1 there are 8 topics, one of them being industrial..
For many years a colliery operated at Point of Ayr; it was one of the last remaining operational deep mines in Wales. On the 23 August 1996 the colliery closed and nothing now remains of the colliery, not even a memorial plaque.
Serving the colliery was a spur off the Holyhead/Chester railway line. The rusty tracks are still there, as well as the end stop buffer.
Point of Ayr is also where natural gas from the Celtic gas-fields comes ashore, here it is processed and sweetened at a nearby plant.
Gas is piped through a pipeline 33.5 km long from the Douglas Complex of gas and petroleum drilling platforms in the Irish Sea.
Although I could find no reference information, there is a quay at the edge of the colliery site giving access to the River Dee and the sea.
It is possible that the quay was used, like the nearby Mostyn colliery, to ship coal by sea.