PONT LLANIO MILK FACTORY, Llanio, Ceredigion 2015

Notes on PONT LLANIO MILK FACTORY, Llanio, Ceredigion 2015

Strange to think it has been four years since my last visit especially since I drive along the road from Tregaron to Lampeter almost every day to get to work. The visit today saw the platform cleared of all trees and foliage. An amazing view can be seen over the railway bridge of the platform and milkery. Otherwise my visit was like previous ones; someone silent and dank and damp. I came here to photograph abstractions of peeling paint but took a few extra photographs now new views have opened up.

In 2011 I wrote...
Notes on PONT LLANIO MILK FACTORY, Llanio, Ceredigion 2011

A few miles from where I live and I had no idea this was here! It was built in 1937 and once had its own train station. The factory and rail-link closed in 1970 with production moving to Felin Fach.
(The milk factory’s history can be found with a quick internet search)

On my visit, during a day off work, the rain fell hard in prolonged showers. Water dripped from the high roofed building and various noises made my trip a jumpy one. Heavy drops falling from 40 foot ceiling hitting metal sheets reverberated from the huge hollow rooms and sounded like a dog barking!

The abstract photographs here were the most successful images and required long exposures of between 4 – 12 minutes.

Other railway buildings remain, station storage building as seen here still in agricultural storage use.
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