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Wales Underground

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Postby XFool » November 8th, 2021, 11:49 am

Slate mines: Hidden world's beauty revealed by explorer

BBC News

"The hidden world of forgotten slate mines in north Wales has been revealed by a photographer who has spent five years exploring them."

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Postby Nimrod103 » November 14th, 2021, 6:31 pm

XFool wrote:Slate mines: Hidden world's beauty revealed by explorer

BBC News

"The hidden world of forgotten slate mines in north Wales has been revealed by a photographer who has spent five years exploring them."


I remember reading about the Bryn Eglwys slate mine in mid Wales, and raison d'etre for the Tal-y-llyn Railway. This gradually wound down during the 1930s to abandonment in 1946 due to a major roof collapse which occurred on Boxing Day and therefore killed nobody. Miners moved away to work in the South Wales coal mines, which they thought were far safer than the slate mines.


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