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christwigg

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Which tourist mine was it ?
Posted: 30/08/2012 17:56:01
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This article mentions 'Dave Wilson Mining' being involved in a North Wales Slate mine in the late 70s, anyone know where it was ?



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As a point of interest I believe the same Dave Wilson who gated Smallcleugh, Redwinch has a good story about that......
IP: 81.103.213.148 Edited: 30/08/2012 18:03:21 by christwigg
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Posted: 30/08/2012 18:49:18
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It sounds too late for it to have been Llechwedd as they opened in 1972.

It sounds reasonable for Gloddfa Ganol (Oakeley).

Of course, it could also have been Llanfair (south of Harlech) or Wynne (at Glynceiriog). Not sure what date either of those opened.
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Posted: 30/08/2012 18:56:35
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270,000 visitors in the first 8 months?

Unless North Wales happened to be situated in the centre of London in the seventies, those figures seem a touch unlikely.

Like most things touched by the hand of this chappy, a colossal amount of bullshat seems to be involved.

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christwigg

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Posted: 30/08/2012 18:59:31
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Yeah, that's 1000 visitors a day.

Sounds like more BS like all of his "mine plans" that are works of fiction.
IP: 81.103.213.148 Edited: 30/08/2012 19:00:49 by christwigg
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Posted: 30/08/2012 19:04:34
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Interesting how times change though. The locals aren't half so reluctant to whore themselves out for a bit of tourist cash now.

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Posted: 30/08/2012 19:10:00
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Well only if it could somehow be frigged to somehow include Nick Berry. IP: 81.103.213.148
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Posted: 30/08/2012 19:45:29
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To be fair there used to be a lot of tourists to the area in the early 70's before package holidays etc became popular

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Posted: 30/08/2012 23:39:34
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Classic quote that "all the sheep in the area would be at risk from the excessive traffic". Good to see that the ovine interests were taken into account, if implausible. Even sheep must have some in-built preservatory functionality that could learn (in an evolutionary sense) that meddling with the excessive traffic would prove detrimental to their existence. Perhaps shouldn't post on return from pub, but there we are.
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Posted: 30/08/2012 23:56:39
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Boy Engineer wrote:

Classic quote that "all the sheep in the area would be at risk from the excessive traffic". Good to see that the ovine interests were taken into account, if implausible. Even sheep must have some in-built preservatory functionality that could learn (in an evolutionary sense) that meddling with the excessive traffic would prove detrimental to their existence. Perhaps shouldn't post on return from pub, but there we are.


Location: Derby. Late return from the pub. Expert knowledge of sheep. Hmmm.
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Posted: 31/08/2012 07:36:27
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Location: Derby. Late return from the pub. Expert knowledge of sheep. Hmmm.
Lawyers will receive instructions once the headache has cleared. Expect a writ. Wink
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