North Wales (2006)

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We went to Corris Craft Center where we found an interesting exhibit giving the history of the now defunct Braich Goch Slate Quarry. Fascinating details of a bygone era.

Our original photo allows us to read the small print. It states that in 1893 each quarrier produced an average of 34 tons, and by 1902 with the introduction of improved methods of extraction this had risen to 45 tons, the highest ever in achieved in North Wales. The quarry workers were provided cottages in which to live with their families nearby the quarry.

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