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Taking the strain

Horse power used to move the slate waggons in the Dinorwic quarry

CopyrightMax Sinclair
TakenDate unknown
LocationDinorwic Slate Quarry
CameraRolleiflex 21/4 square
LensCarl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50mm f2.8

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Posted by teddmac on August 19 2006 at 14:11

This photo isn't Dinorwic either - it looks to be the old Penybryn quarry, absorbed by Dorothea quarry in the 1930s. Alternatively, it could be Aberllefenni, Corris but Penybryn looks more likely.


Posted by Dave Hodgson on July 16 2008 at 15:13

Definitely Penybryn! (The steps in the top right of the pic were still there when I last visited a few years ago).


Posted by Iain Robinson on February 1 2014 at 20:46

This is a lovely shot. It had me puzzled, as it looks like the eastern pyramid at Dorothea, but why would a horse be taking stones away from the mill? Then I realised that the photo is back to front. Suddenly it all makes sense.


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