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Welcome to ROTWSI - a personal collection of photographs covering various remains of the slate industry in North and Mid Wales. All the images viewed here are my own and were taken over a period of several decades - the bulk of these are scenes taken during the 1980's and 90's - plus a few more recent ones, many of which cover views and relics long vanished either through landscaping, modern workings, or the dreaded expanse of forestry planting.

Jaw ... Aug 2016



Glanrafon (2012)  - View of the upper exit incline head at mills level (More in the Inclines Section)
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Penmorfa.Com  -  David Sallery's excellent site with extensive sections on the Welsh Slate Industry.
Treasure Maps  -  The intrepid Iain Robinsons blog stuffed full of quarry visits. Lots of great pics !
AditNow  -  Mine Exploration central - Forums - Photos and More!
Alun John Richards - The guru of all things Welsh Slate!
Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway  -  Official website of the Talyllyn Preservation Society.
Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways  -  Official websites for all things FR and WHR.
The Great Little Trains of Wales  -  Website for all the Welsh Narrow Gauge.
Corris Mine Explorers  -  Go underground at Braich Goch.
The National Slate Museum  -  Located at Gilfach Ddu in the former workshops of Dinorwic quarry, Llanberis.
Cofio Cwmorthin Remembered  -  Help preserve Cwmorthin valley's heritage and history of its people.
Friends of Cwmorthin  -  Voluntary group acting as custodians of Cwmorthin Quarry.
Ratgoed Slate Mine  -  A Short Description by David Roberts. (Hosted by AditNow)
Coflein Map  -  Coflein's searcheable map covering the heritage of Wales.

Budding explorers please note:-

All the quarries and sites featured here are located on private land and permission to view or explore them should always be sought from the land owner(s) or the occupier. Also follow the basic steps of the country code when out and about in the countryside, not forgetting that slate quarries are extremely hazardous places - upmost caution is needed even on a dry sunny day - and never venture underground without someone experienced in mines / caving exploration.
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