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Slate Train Guard's Van, National Slate Museum of Wales | by maisonburke
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Slate Train Guard's Van, National Slate Museum of Wales

The National Slate Museum at Llanberis, Gwynedd, is located in the original Victorian workshops built in the shadow of Elidir mountain, site of the vast Dinorwig quarry which once employed over 3,000 men to drill and blast the slate.

 

The Museum vividly recreates the story of the Welsh slate industry - the industry that once 'roofed the world'. It's a tale of community and craftsmanship, strikes and suffering: all the dramas of hard, working lives.

 

It is as though the quarrymen and engineers put down their tools and left the courtyard for home just hours before.

   

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Taken on July 25, 2012