Dinorwic Slate Mine, Llanberis, North Wales, September 2020 (PICTURE HEAVY)

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Excellent collection of images. Though I have visited the sanitised part around Padarn Country Park a few times - I have still not ventured into the quarry proper. However, it is on my definite to do list for 2021.
 

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Excellent collection of images. Though I have visited the sanitised part around Padarn Country Park a few times - I have still not ventured into the quarry proper. However, it is on my definite to do list for 2021.
Do it mate. You won't be disappointed!
 

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Definitely not too many pics, a great guided tour. I just wonder how those workers coped in winter at that height without our modern clothing and shoes.
 

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Epic, that was one heck of an explore, fair play for doing all that and posting it. Goats were great and the views stunning
 

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You are very welcome. I guess it was a case of tough people coping with tough times.
The world in general was still coming out of the end of the Little Ice Age in the 19th century (personally I think it still is - hence 'global warming'). While the Welsh quarrymen were hacking away at Llanberis, all over the UK, 'navvies' were digging the cuttings, excavating the tunnels and otherwise building the country's railways; all with hand tools and hard labour. And often living in primitive temporary accommodation when doing so. And people complain today about so-called 'hard work'.
 
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