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Posted: 20/11/2010 19:10:50
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The museum and mine is up for sale - see [web link].

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Posted: 20/11/2010 20:16:07
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Bargain at £350K IMHO. Compare to the sort of chicken coop you get in London for the same money......

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Posted: 20/11/2010 21:35:33
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know the bloke who owens it nice bloke done some work up there for him wish i had 350k

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Posted: 20/11/2010 22:48:03
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There used to be 2 partners in the business,

Harvey was one,he lived in Aberaeron ,

They had the Tole office building in Ysbyty Ystwyth - Pontrhydygroes up for sale a couple of years back,with the entrance to,i believe the Lefel Fawr? in the back yard,which went under the road.
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Posted: 21/11/2010 08:48:34
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yea thats right i know peter well

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Posted: 21/11/2010 19:23:36
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As arguably the most representative non-ferrous mining museum in Wales, it is to be hoped that a sympathetic purchaser will emerge for Llywernog. In the current economic climate the chances of a public body taking it on seems remote. It is noticable in the estate agents' blurb in the link at the start of this thread that terms such as 'lucrative', 'profitable', etc. do not occur. I've visited the museum every few years and have always been struck by the impression that it was substantially a labour of love by Peter Lloyd Harvey the main proprietor rather than a huge money spinner. Now it needs a new enthusiast to invest in it with little expectation of getting stupendously rich. IP: 92.27.47.230
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Posted: 22/11/2010 08:35:51
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The Museum visitor numbers have always been an issue and therefore investment into new things has not been as Peter would have liked. I understand it was set up by his father as a labour of love. There was also an involvement in the Fenicular Railway in Aberystwyth and there was a partner who left created a financial hole.

There was an intiative at one stage to create a Mines Trust to preserve the site with Peter left to run the commercial side of things. I understand there were problems between the Trust and Peter with the former trying to sack him and hence it all falling apart. I understand Bernard Moore (no relation) was involved in a lot of this

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Posted: 23/11/2010 16:05:57
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Just to allay everyones fears!! Very great care has been taken to ensure the continuity of the Llywernog Mine Museum. A clear line has been drawn between items purchased by the mine company, and those kindly loaned by other people. I am most aware of the great responsibility on me to get this balance right! The mine was offered to CADW, the National Trust and even, on lease, to the WMPT. All sadly declined. I have been there for 36 years and need to get out. In the absence of any credible offer of financial support, I have had no choice but to seek an enthusiastic successor! This saga is reaching a positive outcome, and, barring a catastrophy, the Llywernog Mine will have a new owner by the New Year, ready to upgrade the place ready for Easter 2011. I am extremely grateful to those hardy souls who have visited us and supported us in so many ways over the years. Time moves on and change is inevitable. It will be for the better and the mine, which has been there for over 250 years, should have a long new life ahead of it. This is a highly controlled and planned exit strategy and not a knee-jerk reaction. I very much look forward to being associated with the new venture and visiting Llywernog on a regular basis. I hope this addresses some of the misgivings generated by the rumour mill!!!
Many thanks to all. Best wishes, Peter.
PS. The potential owners like the idea of a replica 50ft waterwheel!!!
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Posted: 23/11/2010 19:42:37
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Hi Peter,
Just to wish you the best of luck with your new venture. Having known you for many years, And to thank you again for your kindness when I visited last year with my young Son, He is hooked on mining as well at 8 years old!!.
Mike Berry.

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Posted: 23/11/2010 21:25:38
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hi peter yes all the best with your plans spent many a happy day there painting, chating about crofty and mines would still like to come up and do a bit if the new owner wants me there

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