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A hot day for exploring - Helen's journal and online home — LiveJournal
In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
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heleninwales
A hot day for exploring
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heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 29th, 2017 12:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
The ruined village that we saw had about 9 families living there. This particular quarry was actually a fairly unsuccessful venture. Some of the biggest slate mines employed hundreds of men and ran for decades, only closing early in the second half of the 20th century. It was a very hard life though and must have been incredibly bleak in the winter.
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