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Slate quarrying at Aberbach (How to lose lots of money fast)

  The lovely beach at Aberbach gives some clues. There’s slate nearby and the tiny quarries in the Dinas area were probably the earliest attempts to work slate in the region; George Owen, writing in the very early 1600s referred to sites … Continue reading

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Industrial dereliction

It’s fifteen miles or so from Dinas to Porthgain but it’s worth going just for the ruins. In the early 1900s this was a prosperous harbour, where local slate was processed and shipped. When the slate workings were no longer profitable, the … Continue reading

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A blank slate

I no longer flinch and go into shutdown when I hear the phrase ‘Ordovician mudstone’ because Andrew Lingham (geologist and recent Tegfan visitor) has taught me a little and encouraged me to read further: http://www.pembrokeshireonline.co.uk/geology2.htm. This is obviously a simplified … Continue reading

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