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Delving in Dinorwig

Manylion a Disgrifiad y Llyfr | Book Details & Description

  • Author: Douglas C. Carrington
  • Publication Date: January 2004
  • Format: Paperback, 252x188 mm, 92 tudalen

Dinorwig Slate Quarry remains a fascinating place.
When it is realised that, in a slate quarry, as little as one seventh of the excavated rock would become a saleable product, it will be noted that the cost of removing the waste material became a major factor in the success or otherwise of a quarry. The author has examined various methods of accomplishing movement and removal. The various maps depicing the district are examined and commented on.

Like similar quarries in northern Wales, Dinorwig quarry was family owned and in this book the influence of the family on engine and racehorse names is examined.
Different transport systems are investigated and speculated on. The author has been fortunate in having ex-Dinorwig employees as friends, and their contribution has been all important. In addition, the great, great nephew of Griffith Ellis, the First, has discussed early planning ideas. Where appropriate, the author has included copies of original sketch maps from these sources.