SH5961 : View along the S side of A8 towards Twllymwg

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

View along the S side of A8 towards Twllymwg
View along the S side of A8 towards Twllymwg
This view shows clearly the entrance to the long collapsed Lernion tunnel, and the growing rupture in the incline wall which keeps feeding its cutting with blocks of slate. SH5961 : Collapsing slate cascade into the Lernion tunnel cutting. Beyond the end of the pitch is the ruin of the Twllymwg shed appropriately shrouded in mist. 'Twllymwg' means 'Hole of the smoke'. Why it got that name, I do not know. But, as a young child hearing the men talking about Twll'mwg, and no doubt conditioned by the gloomy Calvinism of the age, I always imagined it to be a place full of smoke, fire and brimstone. In fact, it could be a very pleasant place on a nice summer's day.
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Saturday, 23 December, 2006   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 31 December, 2006
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Quarry (disused)   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 59 61 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.9252N 4:6.0903W
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