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Amendments to 'Rails and Sails of Welsh Slate'

p17 St Georges pier did not open until 1885

P19 (;one 4 from end DELETE 'since - designed' SUBSTITUTE when the Deganwy dock opened and could. Also ADD pic a back wagons accepting 3 slate wagons croswise such as were used on the Blaeanau Brnach and ib the 'tempaorary' standard gauge section of the Nantlle and indeed by the GWR to handle Graig Ddu traggic, may have been used.

P20 St George's harbour at Deganwy did not open until 1885 so unti thenu slate from Llanberis destined for marine carriage was loaded at Caenrnarfon. (Above Mr Eric Smith, Deganway)

P70 The Rev J Martin Riley has recounted some tales told by his grandfather John Williams. Son of a shipowner/Master Mariner, he ran away to sea aged 12 but was spotted by his father in Sydney, New South Wales who happened to be ashore there at the same time. He claimed to have been sent home from Tolyo, but when his father again caugt up with him in Rio de Janeiro, he took him home in his own vessel and had him taught sailmaking and carpentry. This account may be fanciful but boys of this sorrt of age did go to seaand sail to the ends of the earth and there are many tales of chance encounters with friends or family in foreign ports.
What is factual is that he was an accomplished concertaina player which would have made him a popular crew member. When he married his bride made him give up the se and he becme Captain of the thennew Aber swing bridge at Caernarfon in 1900.

P121 John Lumley, son of a slateman (Corris & Rhosydd), gold prospector (British Columbia) and Manganse miner (Harlech), was a railwayman at Machynlleth until hios appointment as Harbourmaster at Aberdyfi (Late1880s-1920). He spoke of imports of Cattle from Waterford, cement & fertilisers. and of SS Dora of the Liverpool & Barmouth Steam Ship Coy calling weekly with groceries from Liverpool landed at 'Berth y Dora' between the wharf and the landing stage. His son recalled being entertained to teas by Marconi on board his ship Electra during one of his visits to his Transatlanic Receiving Station at Tywyn. (The transmittter was at Waunfawr, nr Caernarfon). Dora was torpedoed off Galway 1917
. G I Lumley grandson of John Lumley.

P130 The Visitor Centre has closed. The old Cardigan Mercantile Company's building is now a water acrivities centre.

 

 


 
 

  Now out of print A GAZETEER OF THE WELSH SLATE INDUSTRY, SLATE QUARRYING AT CORRIS, SLATE QUARRYING IN WALES (1st Ed), THE SLATE REGIONS OF NORTH & MID WALES