SH5960 : Sied 3 Mills and the Clwt Peilio Mawr

taken 11 years ago, near to Dinorwig, Gwynedd, Great Britain

Sied  3 Mills and the Clwt Peilio Mawr
Sied 3 Mills and the Clwt Peilio Mawr
Sied 3 Mills became operational on 17th Jan.1927 and housed 60 sawing tables and 60 dressing machines. The nearby No 1 and 2 sheds, built in 1906, had between them a further 58 saws and 36 dressing machines. At the end of each month, - prior to dydd cyfrif mawr (the day of the big pay) - the quarrymen teams from the Mills, Garret and Allt Ddu districts brought their finished slates here to the 'clwt peilio mawr' (large stacking patch), the open area next to No 3 Shed. Here, each team piled its finished slates in shoulder high piles, consisting of at least six layers of a thousand slates stood on their long edges. A 'stand out' slate, i.e. a slate projecting about half an inch outwards, marked off every fifty slates, thus making the slate examiners job easier. Each pile was labelled with the identification number of the production team and the number of slates in the pile. Once piled, the slates became the property of the company. Each and every slate would be examined and accepted or rejected by a 'marciwr cerrig' (stone picker). The monthly bonus paid to each production team of 4 or 6 quarrymen, consisting equally of rockmen and dressers, would depend on the number and quality of the finished slate in the stack.
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Saturday, 25 November, 2006   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 29 November, 2006
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Quarry (disused)   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 59 60 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.3863N 4:6.0640W
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