The Rails & Sails of Welsh Slate by Alun John Richards
The Rails and Sails of Welsh Slate by Alun John Richards
Wonderful little book crammed with lots of details and interesting pictures covering many of the Welsh quarries and just how they got the slate down and onto the boats away to every corner of the globe. The book tells of the men & women who built and sailed the vast armarda of stout vessels that faced such terrible dangers and umimaginable hardship in every one of the seven seas.
Areas covered include Conwy, Bangor & Porth Penrhyn, Porth Dinorwig, Caernarvon, Maentwrog & Porthmadog, Pwllheli & Mawddach, Dyfi, South Eastern Wales, North Eastern Wales - and also includes a brief but interesting mention of the Talyllyn and its succession to the River Dyfi Tramroad.