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Great Britain Trefor Quarry. Wales

Dmc68

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Been wanting to go here for a while...

My Video...https://youtu.be/BehD-Z6XgkM

History - From http://www.snowdoniaheritage.info/pdf/pilgrims/pilgrims-nefyn/traeth-trefor-english.pdf

It was granite quarries that produced the setts to pave city streets. There was great activity in the areas around Penmaenmawr and the Eifl, and people would move from one to the otherthere from other. Samuel Holland was a prominent person in this industry – the father was a pioneer in Ffestiniog and his son in the granite quarries of the Eifl area. The work began here about 1830, and when Trevor Jones became the quarry supervisor the village at the foot of the Eifl - where Trefor got it's name.  By 1850 the area’s granite quarries were owned by ‘The Welsh Granite Co. Ltd’. It was bought for £3,000 and the shares were worth £13,000. In 1911 the Penmaenmawr and Llanfairfechan quarries were joined with the Eifl ones to form the ‘Penmaenmawr and Welsh Granite Co. Ltd’.
Trefor quarry  developed to be the world’s biggest granite quarry, and by 1931 had produced 1,157,000 tons of setts. 

The quarry is still occasionally active and Trefor granite is used to make curling stones.
 

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The_Raw

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That's an awesome looking structure. So much cool stuff around there

 
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