The Slate Industry of North and Mid Wales

Aspects of the slate industry
These pages are devoted to specific locations which are worthy of more detailed study. This is an ongoing project in which I intend to cover various quarries, machinery, transport arrangements, artifacts, etc.

A winch in Pen yr Orsedd Quarry

Return to the index page

1. The slate quay at Tyddyn Isa near Maentwrog
2. Prince of Wales Quarry, Cwm Pennant
3. Anglesey Barracks, Dinorwic Quarry
4. Dyffryn Nantlle and Dorothea slate quarry
5. Cornish beam engine, Dorothea Quarry
6. Dwr Oer Quarry, near Blaenau Ffestiniog
7. The Welsh Slate Museum, Llanberis
8. Pont y Pandy slate mill, near Porthmadog
9. Ceir Gwyllt / Wild Cars of Graig Ddu quarry
10. Inspecting the Blondins of Pen yr Orsedd in 1974
11. Melin Pant-yr-Ynn, Blaenau Ffestiniog
12. Underwater at Dorothea Quarry!
13. Cnicht slate workings
14. The V2 table incline, Vivian Quarry, Dinorwic
15. Lernion loco shed, Dinorwic - the highest in Britain
Dinorwic Quarry Hospital

Next page: The industry today

Return to the index page