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Location DB > Wales > Gwynedd > Blaenau Ffestiniog > Slate, Slate, Slate...
Slate, Slate, Slate...
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created by SnakeCorp on 5/30/2005 11:24 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 10/11/2016 12:05 AM
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Accessibility: Easy
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Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd
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    Blaenau Ffestiniog - the Slate Capital of the World. Also considered to be one of the most depressing towns in the UK, as it is completely surrounded by a literal mountain of slate waste....and it's usually raining.

    In the late 19th Century, 17,000 men worked in the Slate Quarries, now there's barely a few hundred. The remains of Blaenau's industrial past are everywhere - disused inclines, buildings, cranes, railway lines, tramways, and, of course, slate waste...370 million tonnes of it!

    The emphasis now is on tourism, as Blaenau is in the centre of the Snowdonia National Park, with the old narrow gauge steam trains now carrying tourists rather than slate down to the harbour at Porthmadog.
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    SnakeCorp Visit 28/5/05
    Mon, May 30th, 2005
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 10/11/2016 3:11 AM.

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  • on Oct 11 16 at 3:11, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Oct 11 16 at 3:10, Emperor Wang made this location public
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  • on Apr 5 14 at 21:18, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Oct 15 13 at 17:03, SnakeCorp made this location private
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  • on Nov 26 06 at 19:39, SnakeCorp changed the following: Province / State (please use full name)
  • on Jun 1 05 at 15:35, SnakeCorp updated a gallery picture
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