SJ1340 : The pit of Deeside Quarry

taken 11 years ago, 3 km from Glyndyfrdwy, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, Great Britain

The pit of Deeside Quarry
The pit of Deeside Quarry
It was the opening in 1865 of the Llangollen & Corwen Railway (later GWR) which provided the impetus for the development of the Deeside Slab Slate Quarry. Soon, the Deeside Tramway was constructed linking the quarry to a reduction mill at Nant y Pandy SJ1441. This tramway was later extended, upwards to Moel Fferna mine and downwards to the Glyndyfrdwy GWR station.
Deeside was never a major employer. Even at its peak, the workforce never exceeded 40. Nevertheless it remained viable until WWI. Small scale working resumed in the 1920s but came to an abrupt end when, according to one account, two of the quarry's three workers were killed by a rock fall.
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SJ1340, 24 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 June, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 4 July, 2007
Category
Quarry (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 138 403 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:57.2308N 3:17.0624W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 137 404
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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