No traitor lives here!

Contributed by National Slate Museum Llanberis

No traitor lives here!

During the industrial revolution slate from Wales was exported all over
the world. The slate communities of North Wales were close-knit, particularly at times of conflict. During the great strike of 1900-3 at Penrhyn Quarry, the hardship was such that some men were forced to return to work - therefore becoming know as Bradwyr ['Traitors']. Cards like these were placed in windows to show no 'traitor' lived there. The Penrhyn lockout was one of the longest in British labour history.

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