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28 October 2014
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Penrhyn Quarry
Slate strike's scars - 100 years on

This story starts more than 500 million years ago, when the slate deposits of north-west Wales were created by volcanic action and huge geological upheavals.

In Wales that is more than a simple geological statement, because this is a country where geology is a social science; a country whose history is intimately bound up with the shape and the composition of the rocks from which it is formed. More...

Words: Grahame Davies

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Penrhyn Castle
–National Trust
Welsh Slate Museum
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Penrhyn Quarry Strike
–National Library of Wales
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