SH5960 : Looking over the combined messroom and loco shed at Upper Penrhydd towards the Penrhydd Drum House

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

Looking over the combined messroom and loco shed at Upper Penrhydd towards the Penrhydd Drum House
Looking over the combined messroom and loco shed at Upper Penrhydd towards the Penrhydd Drum House
This photo taken from the former Twlldwndwr rubbish run, now part of the lorry road to the top of the quarry, has as its main subject the roofless combined messroom and loco shed at Upper Penrhydd. The messroom, one of many in the quarry, would be known to the quarrymen as 'y caban'. It was here that they had their 'panad naw' (9am cuppa) and their mid-day meal of sandwiches. In the middle of the caban was a large, usually smoky, stove on which two or three kettles of water were kept on the boil. Wet clothing and sacks (which the men wore over their shoulders on wet days) would also be left drying around the stove. The humidity from these garments and kettles, combined with the smoke from the stove, made these pokey little rooms pretty unhealthy. An elderly man, usually in his late seventies or early eighties, or a younger maimed man, would be employed as a 'dyn llnau caban' [caban minder], to dry the clothes and keep the fire stoked and the kettles full and on the boil. LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
SH5960 : The combined messroom-loco shed at Upper Penrhydd.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 December, 2006   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 13 December, 2006
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Quarry (disused)   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 594 607 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.4925N 4:6.1588W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 593 607
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