SJ1239 : In its heyday this quarry employed 200 men

taken 11 years ago, 4 km from Glyndyfrdwy, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, Great Britain

In its heyday this quarry employed 200 men
In its heyday this quarry employed 200 men
The Moel Fferna mine was opened in the early 1870s. The rich horizontal vein provided excellent slate slab. This was used for making vats, billiard tables, tombstones etc. It structure however meant that it was of little value for the production of roofing slates. Soon, it was producing about 6000 tons per annum of slate slab and providing work for some 200 men. The quarry remained in production until the early 1960s when it was forced to close because of the increasing difficulty of attracting workers.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 June, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 3 July, 2007
Category
Quarry (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 125 398 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:56.9439N 3:18.1434W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 128 399
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