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Author Period photo of the Rhiwbach quarry village (photo)
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Period photo of the Rhiwbach quarry village (photo)
Posted: 27/03/2020 20:54:19
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If you ever wanted a way to appreciate the way that the slate industry rose and then fell away to nothing in the space of a generation, check this out:

Then:



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and now this:



Thanks to Twllmawr and Teigl for the photos. Thumb Up



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Period photo of the Rhiwbach quarry village (photo)
Posted: 27/03/2020 22:34:37
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Lovely. Funnily enough I was reading the Rhiwbach entry in AJ Richards yesterday, and this bit caught my attention.

....but main shopping was done in Blaenau on Saturdays, purchases coming the Tramway with the first rake of empty wagons on a Monday. Also brought up the inclines, daily was the schoolmistress, who returned home by a Graig Ddu 'wild car'.
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Posted: 28/03/2020 09:21:09
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Thumbs Up Thumb Up Great picture that first one, don't think I've seen it before Big Grin

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Period photo of the Rhiwbach quarry village (photo)
Posted: 28/03/2020 11:08:24
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Ok so....heritage lottery fund application...?
Imagine that restored EXACTLY as it was, using the correct materials and methods and left there in total isolation as it was.
That would be a hell of a project.

I appreciate that things should just be allowed to decay as they are and that "things are only ever original once" but there are hundreds of other places that could be left alone as a reminder.

Discuss..... Wink



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Posted: 28/03/2020 11:37:42
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That'd be incredible, imagine it all rebuilt to how it was.
One of a kind victorian quarry village.

It'd be an amazing community driven project, get proper tradesmen and people with period construction experience and get the public in to learn some new skills.

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Posted: 28/03/2020 11:39:43
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There would be certain problems with that, such as vandalism and people taking residence etc.
I would go with a program of consolidation and partial restoration leaving roofs out of it.
An interpretation board would be nice then.

Photo is a gem by the way.

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Posted: 28/03/2020 12:20:05
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royfellows wrote:



An interpretation board would be nice then.



Guaranteed to get HLF funding if it has an interpretation board or three Thumb Up

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Posted: 28/03/2020 14:16:16
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Chinese would rebuild it 2 months - could turn it into a prison camp for all the plonkers on Snowdon and Barmouth beach

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Posted: 28/03/2020 17:15:56
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Reconstruction would be a great project but as Roy's mentioned, it wouldn't look as intended for long as we've already experienced around Dinorwig. The Mon cottages were trashed pretty quick and the Caban much further up looks like a youth hostel these days.

Having come across a group from Southampton recently on an overnight jolly (before the lockdown), they really thought it was a proper bothy.

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Posted: 28/03/2020 17:26:42
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Back to the photo for a minute. The painting reproduced on p. 192 of David Gwyn's Llechi / Slate book is done from more or less exactly the same viewpoint, and shows which were the corrugated iron buildings and roofs IP: 5.80.197.119
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Posted: 30/03/2020 18:48:24
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the angles of the photos are remarkable so you can relate one to another . Top marks to the photographer for lining them up !

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Posted: 30/03/2020 19:14:19
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Hi Phil it’s Dan (Paul’s friend) awesome photos! Interesting stuff! IP: 213.205.198.145
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Period photo of the Rhiwbach quarry village (photo)
Posted: 30/03/2020 19:23:20
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Danibanez wrote:

Hi Phil it’s Dan (Paul’s friend) awesome photos! Interesting stuff!


Hi Dan. Thanks. Wasn't actually me who spotted it, I just flagged up what TwllMawr had spotted Thumb Up
Well done to him for spotting it Flowers

But yes, agree, its brilliant!

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