|Last weeks weather at Maenofferen Slate Quarry|
On Friday we were joined by slate industry experts Dafydd Gwyn and John Crosskey, and we spent an enjoyable day trying to match the archaeological evidence with what is known of the site historically. While largely successful it was interesting that the archaeological remains could still raise new questions and issues regarding the site. John has also kindly provided us with some historic photographs which will greatly aid our understanding of the historical development of the site.
We will now spend the next couple of weeks processing the data we have already collected, before going back out in November to carry out the final field-check and finalise our archive searches. Many thanks to Andrew Roberts and all the Greaves team for being so helpful and accommodating during our time on site – and for allowing us to experience the blasting (from a safe distance!) of the new quarries.
Related Industrial Archaeology Links:
- Survey at the Maenofferen Slate Quarry
- Maenofferen Slate Quarry Winding House Complex
- Llechwedd Quarries Slate Tips Blaenau Ffestiniog
- Saw Mill Maenofferen Slate Quarry Complex