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Wyn

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Posted: 10/10/2011 17:44:09
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I thought this link may be of some interest, apologies if it has already been posted. Particularly interesting to see a brief view Dorothea before it became a diver's playground.

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=34971
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Posted: 10/10/2011 18:11:00
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Thanks for posting that Wyn, very interesting indeed. Seven pubs in Penygroes? Now just two and one of those (The Victoria shown in the film) has only just reopened. IP: 78.144.90.51
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Posted: 10/10/2011 21:02:40
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Very interesting.

I think I remember the 'Dorothea Slate Quarry' sign from when I was a nipper. In a rather delapidated state. It was on the current Nantlle Talysard road near to the lane that goes to near Cornwall quarry.

I was surprised to learn there is a pub other than the Victoria. Nice to hear it was re-opened. I hope to be up there in a few weeks, and so might pop in for a swift one. It cannot be worse than the Cwellyn Arms.

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Posted: 10/10/2011 23:29:07
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Yes, there is the Goat down the side road that the Victoria is on the corner of. There is also the Half Way which is half way to Talysarn (which hasn't got any pub). Oops Off Topic IP: 78.144.90.51
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Posted: 11/10/2011 11:41:24
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Anyone know whether that row of dilapidated houses in front of the slate tips still exist? Amazing to see that even in 1958 they looked practically ready to collapse.

There's another one of Dorothea here;

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Posted: 11/10/2011 12:39:25
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I am ssuming the row must be at Talysarn, as spoil heaps do not border Penygroes (I am happy to be corrected on this).

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