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BertyBasset

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North Wales Slate Quarry anagrams
Posted: 28/12/2020 21:34:52
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35. Pah. You are too good for me. Took you less than an hour.

An oddity nevertheless. Just off the A5025 in North Anglesey. Stated by AJ Richards in the Gazeteer to be: Pit working owned by the Llangristos proprietors, unsuccesfully developed by the 1874 Llanfflewin Slate & Slab Quarry Co. Remains: Deep sloping cutting to access pit, fine quarry-waste formation intended to carry a tramroad across Llyn Llygeirian.

Looking at the Geological Map, it's in undifferentiated Ordovician, so could correspond to something on the Mainland, maybe Cwm Eigiau Formation, or could be anything at all!
IP: 86.162.0.60 Edited: 28/12/2020 21:36:44 by BertyBasset
davel

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Posted: 28/12/2020 22:04:32
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Richards states:... fine quarry-waste formation intended to carry a tramroad across Llyn Llygeirian.
However, in Baner ac Amserau Cymru 20th September 1882 there is a preliminary announcement of a sale by auction of The MATERIALS and PLANT Of the Llanfflewin Slate Quarry ... COMPRISING among other things 50 tons of Tramway Rails, Flanged, Round and Flat; 17 Iron Wagons for Slate Quarries ...
So, I wonder if the 'intended' tramroad was actually constructed or if these materials were never used at that quarry?

Dave
IP: 217.155.11.86 Edited: 28/12/2020 22:05:18 by davel
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