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Slate Quarrying in Wales

Manylion a Disgrifiad y Llyfr | Book Details & Description

  • Author: Alun John Richards
  • Publication Date: March 2007
  • Format: Paperback, 182x124mm, 256 tudalen

The book follows the fortunes and misfortunes of a great industry, from its earliest beginnings up to the present day. It examines the growth of an enterprise which enriched some entrepreneurs and beggared others. It also describes the various techniques by which the rock was, and still is, exctraced from the ground and provides an account of the conditions under which men once toiled.

Llyfr sy'n bwrw golwg ar lanw a thrai diwydiant mawr, o'i ddechreuadau hyd y presennol. Mae'n edrych ar sut datblygodd y fenter a chyfoethogi rhai pobl a thlodi eraill. Sonnir am y dulliau y defnyddid i gloddio'r graig, a rhoir sylw i'r amodau a'r amgylchiadau yr oedd y gweithwyr yn byw danynt.

Llyfrau eraill gan yr awdur yma | Other books by this author

  • The Slate Railways of Wales

    The Slate Railways of Wales

    A detailed study of the history of the slate-carrying railways and tramways throughout Wales during the flourishing period of the slate industry in the 19th century, and their demise during the 20th century, by a distinguished author and lecturer.

    £5.95

  • The Slate Quarries of Pembrokeshire

    The Slate Quarries of Pembrokeshire

    The first published study of the history of slate quarrying in West Wales, describing almost 100 sites in Pembrokeshire, southern Cardiganshire and western Carmarthenshire.

    £5.50