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Author Bwlch Glas Lead Mine
merddinemrys

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Bwlch Glas Lead Mine
Posted: 16/04/2007 21:30:56
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For those of us who were there on Saturday there is some more info on Bwlch Glas at http://www.mike.munro.cwc.net/mining/bwlch_g/bwlch_g.htm Does anybody have a copy of David Bick's book on the area and if so what does it say about Bwlch Glas? IP: 81.159.70.146
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Posted: 16/04/2007 21:52:51
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Nice link... I have checked my books but unfortunately I only have parts 1 & 2 IP: 217.43.155.12 Edited: 16/04/2007 21:53:29 by Captain Scarlet
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Posted: 17/04/2007 03:29:43
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Not sure which book its in, but the shop at Llechwedd had almost all the books in January. IP: 212.137.45.109
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Posted: 17/04/2007 07:51:45
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Ok, might have a drive over to Llechwedd Bird Sanctuary then to have a look. IP: 81.159.70.146
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Posted: 17/04/2007 11:20:33
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You could also try the bookshop in Blaenau, the one almost opposite the carpet store (by the pedestrian lights). IP: 89.242.221.235
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Posted: 17/04/2007 16:05:29
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JohnnearCfon wrote:

You could also try the bookshop in Blaenau, the one almost opposite the carpet store (by the pedestrian lights).


I think that one is 'Yr Hen Bost' 01766 831802.
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Posted: 17/04/2007 17:59:57
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I think the mine is covered in Vol 3. I have just ordered a used copy from Mike Moore Books for £3 !
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Posted: 17/04/2007 18:47:28
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I remember, when visiting Keswick Mining museum last week, I heard Jean Tyler mentioning to my dad that they went to ffestiniog to see some friends. Thay have many books of the sort so try there (including welsh ones : Hafod Las Quarry etc...)
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Posted: 21/04/2007 20:48:21
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merddinemrys wrote:

For those of us who were there on Saturday there is some more info on Bwlch Glas at http://www.mike.munro.cwc.net/mining/bwlch_g/bwlch_g.htm Does anybody have a copy of David Bick's book on the area and if so what does it say about Bwlch Glas?


Ok, I have now got D.Bicks book no.3. Unfortunatley it does not say very much, but here it is :
The upper (no.1) level was started as a crosscut towards 2 parralell lodes that outcropped on the hillside, but production did not start until 1909 under the "scottish cardigan co.". The mine was very rich for a few years and 1240 tons of ore were mines before 1916. The lower level is described as being blocked and thus access to the cages is possible only from the upper level. This would seem to confirm our theory regarding the depth of the mine cages relative to the roadside. Smile
IP: 81.152.231.69 Edited: 21/04/2007 20:48:56 by Captain Scarlet
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Posted: 21/04/2007 22:03:25
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Not much there then but at least it confirms that the lift cages are on the road level. I just wonder how its draining. I'd love to see a plan of the mine. IP: 81.159.231.182
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Posted: 20/11/2019 09:36:51
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This may be of some interest: http://orapweb.rcahms.gov.uk/coflein//S/SJSH04.pdf

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