SH5860 : Yr Offis Fawr - General Office

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

Yr Offis Fawr - General Office
Yr Offis Fawr - General Office
This was the office of the general manager of Dinorwig Quarries. Between 1814 and 1860 management was in the hands of Gruffydd Ellis, a local man noted for his abilities as a geologist and engineer. During his time the labour force grew from 300 to 2,400. After him came a succession of outsiders - Col. Wyatt, Walter Warwick Vivian, W H Brinckman and Ernest Neele, none of whom had any experience of quarrying and few man management skills. This led to a period of stormy industrial relations. From 1924 onwards, with the appointment of Joni Lloyd, local men again became general managers, and industrial disputes became a thing of the past.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 December, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 5 December, 2006
Category
Quarry (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 587 602 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.2119N 4:6.7728W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 587 602
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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