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Dinorwic slate quarry - old winch house on an incline

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This is one of the old winch houses on the top of a quarry incline. Those huge winches were used to lower a full waggon and pull up an empty one. More info on the Dinorwich slate quarry can be found under Wikipedia Dinorwic Quarry

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A: Quarryman's cottages in the Dinorwic slate quarry

by Bernd Kronmueller, 140 meters away

Those rows of houses were build so the quarryman could work longer hours because they would not need ...

Quarryman's cottages in the Dinorwic slate quarry

B: Dinorwic slate quarry - old rusty incline waggon

by Bernd Kronmueller, 440 meters away

One rusty old abandoned waggon used on the inclines to get the slate down the steep hills in the quar...

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C: Saw at the slate museum

by Bernd Kronmueller, 520 meters away

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D: Chief engineers house - Llanberis slate museum

by Bernd Kronmueller, 520 meters away

The engineer was the main person when it came to anything to do with engineering works in the quarry ...

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E: Slate museum Llanberis, courtyard

by Bernd Kronmueller, 530 meters away

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F: Pattern room - Llanberis slate museum

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G: Finishing equipment - Llanberis slate museum

by Bernd Kronmueller, 550 meters away

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H: Small parts foundry - Llanberis slate museum

by Bernd Kronmueller, 550 meters away

Everything is about slate in this museum which is right next to Llanberis at the shores of Llyn Padar...

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I: That is a "heavy duty bench drill" !!!

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Not the stuff they sell today as heavy duty in the shops!! The drill bits are measured in inch, not f...

That is a "heavy duty bench drill" !!!

J: More machinery of the slate museum in Llanberis

by Bernd Kronmueller, 560 meters away

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Wales (Cymru in the Welsh language) is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  The major cities are Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and Bangor.  The city of St. Davids is the smallest city in the UK with a population around 2000.  Wales itself has a population of around 3 million.  The Welsh language is spoken by around 20% of the population.

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