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Posted: 18/07/2019 17:52:42
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Open Doors 2019 - Pant yr Afon Hydroelectric Powerstation

Join us in a celebration of architectural heritage across Gwynedd and Conwy.

As part of Open Doors 2019, Llechwedd are offering the chance to view the unique industrial heritage of Pant yr Afon Hydroelectric Powerstation!

Join our knowledgeable guide for an exclusive tour of Pant yr Afon Hydro Plant which has been in operation on the same site for over 100 years.

See old technology alongside state of the art in a tour of an area usually off limits to the general public.

We are offering ONE tour per day on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September, on a strictly first come, first served basis.


https://llechwedd.co.uk/open-doors-2019

You might want to be quick in booking this Wink

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Posted: 19/07/2019 08:42:48
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Only 1 space left for Sunday Sad
Had a tour of the inside about 15 yrs ago, it's a bigger version of what we used to see up in Mf before the scroats got in, nice big slate slabs covered in switches and clocks Big Grin

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Posted: 19/07/2019 09:14:08
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I got in on the Saturday. 2 spaces; Mrs Sinker never ceases to be amazed at the romantic locations I take her to ??

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Posted: 19/07/2019 14:00:43
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sinker wrote:

I got in on the Saturday. 2 spaces; Mrs Sinker never ceases to be amazed at the romantic locations I take her to ??


Fully booked when I logged on

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Posted: 19/07/2019 14:29:36
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Before it was rebuilt 1990, the kind operators at Cwn Dyli power-station would show you around if you asked nicely. Centrifugal governors and oldy worldy switchgear behind a cage too close for comfort. Being there when a generator spun up and synched (while keeping an eye on the exit route) was a highlight.

Could write a book on the hazards. CoolLaugh

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Posted: 19/07/2019 22:09:42
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My photos of Cwm Dyli before the re-planting are on here - albeit called "Cwm Dyli Factory" - and yes, they synchronized one of the generators while I was there too - watching the synchroscope dial gradually slow down and then the link switch being thrown in at the crucial moment - terrific thump from the air blast circuitbreakers outside going home and then the operator unconcernedly pulling out the synchroscope wires!
They still had some of the 1906 peltons and Bruce Peebles generators in use.

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/Album/Photographs-Of-Cwm-Dyli_24861/


Maentwrog Power Station was also visitable, also with the original equipment, you could have "eaten your dinner" off the floor as the saying goes. Great times.

Grahami

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Posted: 13/09/2019 14:15:37
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So anyone else on here going tomorrow?

If so, see you there around 12.45 by the power station Thumb Up

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Posted: 14/09/2019 19:55:12
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Great visit today, really interesting.

Thanks to our guide Eryl for showing us around and for the really informative chats about everything 'slate-related' in Blaenau. Thumb Up



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Posted: 15/09/2019 12:26:41
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Yes, good chap is Eryl! Very helpful and full of info. Was a great help to me when I was getting the rail out from the former Miners' Tramway. IP: 86.162.32.116
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