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Rails and Sails of Welsh Slate, The

Manylion a Disgrifiad y Llyfr | Book Details & Description

  • ISBN: 9781845241742
  • Author: Alun John Richards
  • Publication March 2011
  • Format: Paperback, 182x124 mm

Gwales Description
Great big quarries produced it, great little trains carried it, but how did Welsh Slate reach the ends of the earth? This book tells something of the men (and indeed women) who built and sailed the vast armada of the stoutest vessels which faced terrible dangers and unimaginable hardship in every one of the seven seas.

Author Biography:
Alun John Richards is a retired engineer who for many years was a guest tutor at the Snowdonia National Park Environmental Studies Centre, Plas Tan y Bwlch and sometime lecturer at Coleg Harlech Summer Schools.

A native of Swansea he is a past Chairman of the South West Wales Industrial Archaeology Society and of the Swansea Art Society. More information and book list on: www.richards-slate.co.uk

Although his speciality is the Welsh slate industry on which he is an acknowledged expert, he also writes and lectures on a variety of aspects of industrial history.

He is also a vigorous defender of the landscape and environment of Wales.