Grab your copy of the latest Release by Pred Hughes!
Llechi Oes Fictoria / Victorian Slate is a bilingual factual history book, full of vivid colourful images and corresponding text.
The book indicates the reader to a number of Slate based Companies located in Gwynedd during the Victorian era. These companies were producers of writing slates or enamellers and monumental masons, some of which are still going strong!
This specific area of research has been covered thinly in the past, and having a single complete document to the subject of the Victorian Slate Industry is a welcomed volume.
Hughes, himself not initially of a quarrying background, but of a boat builder and ships joiner in Falmouth, Cornwall. On returning home to North Wales, he began work in the construction of the then, new Dinorwig hydro power station. Later he developed a new career in the Slate Industry of Ffestiniog and Dyffryn Nantlle. Today, semi-retired, he is an underground adventures guide and a member of an Industrial archeology group.
This Book, written by an Author of many talents, is suited to those who hold a keen interest in the quarrying history of North Wales, along with those who enjoy all things industrial!
A great page turner and a fantastic stocking filler this Christmas. Available at Inigo Jones Slate Works for £15.99 – Please contact us if you are unable to make it to the showroom to purchase your copy – delivery can be arranged.