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Red78

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Posted: 01/11/2019 21:40:43
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Having been on the Frongoch, Wemyss & Graiggoch Walk organised by NAMHO & the Cambrian Mines Trust, which was very good, I'd like to point out that over half of the photos in this album are wrong.
The Powerplant was connected to the Wemyss Mine further up the valley, and was not built until 1898.
The Graiggoch Mine across the valley had shut by 1889, it is mearly located nearby and has nothing to do with the later building.
I'm not saying that the photo's are bad, just that it could be confusing for anyone who might use them to do any future resesarch.

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Posted: 02/11/2019 11:42:40
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Yes I have just checked.

So, do we add Pont Ceunant Generating Station as a new mine or move the photos to the Frongoch album?


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Posted: 03/11/2019 11:23:47
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royfellows wrote:



So, do we add Pont Ceunant Generating Station as a new mine or move the photos to the Frongoch album?


That is an interesting question.

Is it worth a vote by folks who know the area.

My vote would be to create a new album, then link it to Frongoch & Wemyss

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Posted: 03/11/2019 15:02:50
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If it is only "to do with" Wemyss then surely it should either with Wemyss or if a separate site, it should only be linked to/from Wemyss. The fact there is another (unconnected) site nearby is irrelevant, I am sure that ids the case with many sites country wide. IP: 86.161.126.11
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Posted: 03/11/2019 16:05:49
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The generating station was built following the acquisition in Frongoch Mine by Société Anonyme Minière in 1898 as part of their modernisation programme at the mine (see David Bick's Frongoch Lead & Zinc Mine, British Mining No. 30, NMRS 1986).

E H Davies' 1901 depiction of the Frongoch electrical arrangements (reproduced p. 29 in the above publication) shows that the generating station was connected only to Frongoch mine where it provided power for the dressing mill, winding, pumping and some lighting. Consequently it might appear that photos of Pont Ceunant should be included in the Frongoch page.

However, to avoid having a mixture of photos for two separate (and disparate) locations on the same page it might be better to have a separate page for the generating station with a link to the Frongoch page.

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Posted: 05/11/2019 10:48:42
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Can we do something on this?
I think that Dave's suggestion is best way forward.

All this sort of thing can be difficult. Wemyss was taken over by Frongoch so is technically part of that mine, but as correctly stated, the generating station was never anything to do with Graiggoch

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