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Posted: 01/04/2020 15:14:56
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A couple of weeks ago I went for my first proper wander around the surface workings of Cwmorthin Quarry, something I had been intending to do ever since I first went there and also went briefly underground when I was on Geography field course as a student around 1980.

I have a couple of questions to enable me to caption some photographs which I have not been able to find an answer two from Graham Isherwood's book a copy of which I ordered after I returned home.

First of all near the Lake Mill site there is a boat house with a newish looking roof in which behind a locked gate can be seen a boat. Is that a new build or an adapted quarry structure? The water level was high and it looked as though anyone entering through the door on the opposite side would get their feet wet!

Second question is regarding one of the fingers of waste dumped into the lake there are the remains of a hut - anyone know if that would have had a specific purpose? -

Neither of these structures as shown on the 1939 Lake Mill area map in the Cwmorthin book.

Just curious!

Thanks John

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Posted: 01/04/2020 15:28:10
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There is a boathouse marked on the 1949-61 Os maps.

It is also mentioned on this page:
http://www.cwmorthin.com/9._the_people.html


The people who owned the sheep would come up, the ladies would prepare the food and we, the children, would mark the sheep. Some would come and fish the Cwmorthin Lake by boat and when we came home from school we’d have a lift home across the lake in their boat. We’d be sure of a cup of tea and a piece of cake from the men at the boat shed.

It also mentions Wrysgan was still working around this time (1940s perhaps?)
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Posted: 01/04/2020 18:26:09
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alex17595 wrote:

There is a boathouse marked on the 1949-61 Os maps.

It is also mentioned on this page:
http://www.cwmorthin.com/9._the_people.html


The people who owned the sheep would come up, the ladies would prepare the food and we, the children, would mark the sheep. Some would come and fish the Cwmorthin Lake by boat and when we came home from school we’d have a lift home across the lake in their boat. We’d be sure of a cup of tea and a piece of cake from the men at the boat shed.

It also mentions Wrysgan was still working around this time (1940s perhaps?)



The boathouse was rebuilt around.....10 years ago...?
The local angling club lease the area and some of the buildings too. Thumb Up


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Posted: 01/04/2020 18:33:49
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sinker wrote:

alex17595 wrote:

There is a boathouse marked on the 1949-61 Os maps.

It is also mentioned on this page:
http://www.cwmorthin.com/9._the_people.html


The people who owned the sheep would come up, the ladies would prepare the food and we, the children, would mark the sheep. Some would come and fish the Cwmorthin Lake by boat and when we came home from school we’d have a lift home across the lake in their boat. We’d be sure of a cup of tea and a piece of cake from the men at the boat shed.

It also mentions Wrysgan was still working around this time (1940s perhaps?)



The boathouse was rebuilt around.....10 years ago...?
The local angling club lease the area and some of the buildings too. Thumb Up


I did think it looked at bit new.
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Posted: 12/04/2020 14:33:55
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Thanks for info.

I did notice a couple of chaps in underground gear coming out on of the former Quarry Office when I was walking back from Conglog so presume that is a shared facility with Go Below and the anglers?

John

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Posted: 12/04/2020 16:24:30
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No, just Go Below. IP: 78.150.16.219
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