Author:   Des Marshall
Published:   2019
Format:   Paperback, 128 pages

Status:   Available



Quarrying and mining slate was once a booming industry that added much to the local economy and has been dubbed ‘the most Welshest of industries’.

This book illustrates and records the current surface remains of some of the abandoned slate mines and quarries of Snowdonia. Spoil heaps are often the only vestige of this proud industry but there are still some that have the remains of tramways, railway lines, buildings such as barracks and waliau, drum houses and of course remarkable inclines.