The Slate Industry of North and Mid Wales

Photo gallery - page 11

This precarious structure was once the 'Ty Bach' for the Wrysgan Quarry workforce.

(Ty Bach translates to Little House in English and is a colloquialism for toilet.)


A primitive drilling machine of Wrysgan Quarry.


Croesor Quarry, on the left of the photo, was situated high up on the slopes of Moelwyn Mawr.


Part of a winch lies abandoned in Llyn Cwmorthin.


A view of the famous Cwmorthin cottages near Tan y Grisiau.


This tramway and incline once connected Cwmorthin Quarry to the Ffestiniog Railway.


Waste tips of Cwmorthin Quarry.


One of the many reservoirs built to serve Rhosydd Quarry.


These supports would have carried a wooden launder or channel from the reservoir to the quarry.  Water would pass along it to serve the quarry's waterwheels.


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