Great War Centenary

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The threat to imported materials encouraged the expansion of mines and the re-opening of closed mines for the duration of the war.

NY1921 : Mill buildings, Force Crag Mine by Ian Taylor NY1921 : Grizzly Hopper, Force Crag Mine by Ian Taylor Force Crag Mine, Cumbria (Lead/Barytes)

NY3232 : Carrock Fell Mines by Mick Garratt NY3232 : Old Shaft, Carrock Mine by Michael Graham Carrock Wolfram Mine, Cumbria (Tungsten)

NG5536 : Abandoned mine building by David Tyers NG5636 : Derelict Building by David Tyers NG5636 : Raasay iron ore mine ruins by Richard Dorrell NG5636 : No1 Mine fan house, Raasay by Donald MacDonald NG5636 : Entrance to Mine No. 1 by David Tyers Inverarish, Raasay (Ironstone)
William Bairds mine opened in 1912 and from 1916 was operated by the Ministry of Munitions with German POWs.

SJ2067 : Engine House at Taylor's Shaft, Hendre Lead Mines by John Harrison SJ2067 : Engine house and chimney Taylor's Shaft, Hendre Mines by John Harrison Hendre Mines, Flintshire (Lead)

North Wales Manganese Mines

A number of late 19th century and early 20th century workings were re-opened within Merionethshire to supply Manganese a key component in steelmaking and alloys. Production in Wales rose from 8437 tons in 1914 to 17456 tons by 1918. The ores were generally of poor quality with low manganese and high silica contents. The industry declined rapidly in the five years after the war. Some mines including Benallt and Hafotty were re-opened during WW2.

SH6634 : Cefn Y Clawdd Manganese Workings by Chris Andrews Cefyn y Clawdd, Merionethshire
SH2228 : View east across the Rhiw and Benallt manganese mines by Eric Jones Rhiw and Benallt, Lleyn Peninsula, Caernarvonshire
SH6119 : Hafotty Manganese Mine viewed from above by Eric Jones Hafotty, Merionethshire


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