Here's the view from the tips of the floor 0 mill. The once mighty Maenofferen tip is in the background. It is dwindling by the day as Llechwedd use the material for hard core, usefully recycling what was once brought up from under the ground at considerable human cost. As we walked past, the slate was running constantly down the sides where it had been disturbed by the diggers.
Closer to the mill, it is apparent that ongoing development in the C20th has confused the scene. A new incline, built by Maenofferen in the 1920's from floor 3, strides over the top of an earlier one from floor 2. On the left can be seen the bed of the old transporter incline from floor 1 to floor 0. Amazingly, there are three more floors above the skyline to the newest Diffwys mill on floor 6, then the quarry continues up the hill again!
Inside the tunnel there's a classic look about the place; it was a transport tunnel rather than an exploration one and it shows. Very business-like.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the hill, a digger picks over the sad remains of what was once the Votty's Tuxford incline. Plus ça change...