Times Past - North Wales Photo Archive
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Times Past Photographic Archives of North Wales.
Blaenau Ffestiniog in North Wales.
Blaenau was an area of North Wales that was extensively mined for the extraction of slate and slate products. The area is still home to a thriving slate industry, and some old mines have been turned into tourist attractions.
The nearby Manod Quarry is where the national art treasures were stored during World War Two. The quarry, which was ventilated and temperature controlled, was maintained for forty years after the removal of the art treasures, in case of another war.
Blaenau Ffestiniog General View
Blaenau Ffestiniog Oakley LMSR Wharf
Blaenau Ffestiniog Slate Quarries Pay-Day
Blaenau Ffestiniog Welsh Slate Quarry Viaduct Built 1889 by Thomas Williams
Blaenau Ffestiniog Welsh Slate Quarry Viaduct
ffestiniog vale of ffestiniog from plas terrace old photo
ffestiniog railway tan y bwlch old photo from the late 1890's
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Acknowledgments:- The archives site has been made possible by the kind cooperation of: Anne Ashton, Ron Ashton, David Baker, Helena Crennell, Mary Eunice Davies, Ray Davies, Sandra Davies, Terry Ireland, David Sallery, Ky Thurland, Dave Williams, with photographic work from the collections of Dora M Davies, Ray Davies, Dr David Williams, Haydn Morris, Frank Armstrong and Phil Evans.