In the final part of this series I look at the houses left to crumble since mining came to a halt in the area. Part 1 and Part 2 looked at the farm and mining buildings. All around this type of derelict house can be found. On the Silvermines Drive I must have passed half a dozen houses mostly covered in ivy. The whole area is so quiet now, I drove for around an hour on a Saturday afternoon without passing another car. It’s a strange feeling to stop the car in the middle of the road without worrying if I’m blocking anyone.
Doing this three part series has been quite an education for myself. I’ve found myself thinking much more about why I want to photograph, and perhaps what too.