The Slate Quarries of north Wales

There is much evidence of the once great Slate industry in north Wales from the quarries around the Berwyns to the larger quarries in Bethesda, Llanberis and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Many of the workings are in remote areas and men working there would have to have stayed in barracks on site for the working week, only returning home to go to chapel on Sunday.

Quarries such as Rhosydd had their own school, families living on site permanently.