Created 3-Jan-13
Modified 5-May-16
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Blaenau Ffestiniog is a town dominated by slate quarrying in the 19th century. Almost all the quarries are now disused, Llechwedd Quarry has however been developed into a 'Show Quarry' The photographs were taken when it was still a working quarry. KH

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Keywords:blaenau ffestiniog, cymru, llechwedd, quarries, quarrying, slate, snowdonia, wales

HRS 7401 Llechwedd slate quarry, winding-drum

HRS 7401 Llechwedd slate quarry, winding-drum

HRS 7399 Llechwedd slate quarry bogey

HRS 7399 Llechwedd slate quarry bogey

HRS 7400 Llechwedd slate quarry, inclines

HRS 7400 Llechwedd slate quarry, inclines

HRS 7398 Llechwedd slate quarry, lifting-gear

HRS 7398 Llechwedd slate quarry, lifting-gear

HRS 5202 Llechwedd Slate Quarry, Splitting block of slate c1970

HRS 5202 Llechwedd Slate Quarry, Splitting block of slate  c1970

HRS 4335 Llechwedd slate quarry, slate splitting quarry c1970

HRS 4335 Llechwedd slate quarry, slate splitting quarry c1970

HRS 7402 Llechwedd slate quarry, slate-trimming-c1970

HRS 7402 Llechwedd slate quarry, slate-trimming-c1970

HRS 4336 Llechwedd slate Quarry, small slate splitting c1970

HRS 4336  Llechwedd slate Quarry, small slate splitting c1970

HRS 5201 Llechwedd slate quarry, pushing slate bogey in works c1970

HRS 5201 Llechwedd slate quarry, pushing slate bogey in works c1970

HRS 5200 Llechwedd slate quarries, Ingersoll air compressor

HRS 5200 Llechwedd slate quarries, Ingersoll air compressor