One of the subjects I am considering for assignment 5 is the lack of historical preservation of the industrial heritage of the area. There are a number of areas which were historically important which are now being left abandoned or build destroyed and built around.
I first noticed this abandoned lighthouse while standing overlooking the royal yacht Britannia. In this distance at the end of what was originally as seawall stands this lighthouse. The seawall and harbour bay have been filled in and now new expensive housing is being built almost right up to the lighthouse.
Statue at end of Pier
Further along the coast is what is left of a mining museum, a lot of the items on display are now beginning to rot and rust. The trains, trucks and tracks that I remember as a child have almost all disappeared and the beam engine which used to stand proudly in the centre of the grounds now sits like a wounded dinosaur, a blot on the landscape ignored by locals and passers-by alike.