What a cracking place, superb pictures and great narrative, really interesting.
Thanks for the posting, I enjoyed those a lot !
Cheers both. @motionlessmike get it on yer post-lockdown list mate...Really nice mate, one I hope I get the chance to do this year!
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'.You are very welcome. I guess it was a case of tough people coping with tough times.