South Gare Slag Balls

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South Gare is entirely man made, it was constructed between 1866 – 1888, its 2.5 miles long and contains an estimated 5 million tons of slag from the local blast furnaces, which shows the vast size of the industry in that period.

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This particular area contains some intact balls that havent been attacked by the sea or covered by sand and vegetation.

1 thought on “South Gare Slag Balls

  1. If the intention was to create a form of sea defence, then using a by-product from the local industry was very enterprising for the time.

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