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Dorothea Quarry.

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History.

Dorothea Quarry commenced working in the  early 1820s, though there were a number of smaller workings on or near the site before this. By 1848it had become the dominant quarry in the area, employing 200 hundred men and producing 5000 tons of finished slate. Production peaked in 1872 at 17442 tons. In the 1930s over 350 men were employed at Dorothea. Production dropped significantly after the start of World War 2 and the quarry closed in 1970.

The explore.

On our last day of a fantastic week in North Wales, we decided to have a mooch round the much explored and much photographed Dorothea Quarry. Despite this I found the place awesome, accompanied by non members, Big ears and Patrick Moore. very picture heavy, hope you enjoy them.

Splitting and dressing slate with the hand knife, 1925

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The Hunslet Dorothea, built in 1901.

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Many thanks for looking in. WB.

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15 hours ago, evilnoodle said:

Great set of pics. I love this place. It feels quite magical and mystical.

Well done on finding the old pics too :thumbsup:

Many thanks for your comment Sir, it was an amazing place.

5 hours ago, Snapt said:

Excellent report Mr WB. Great write up and brill old pics of the workers. Looks a peaceful place.

Thank you Sir, it was a very peaceful place, it was awesome , and I loved North Wales the scenery was breath taking.

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