1906: Rhyd-Ddu and Beddgelert

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Much money has recently been spent upon the Glan’rafon Quarry, which is now being worked by a new company, under the management of Mr Cadwaladr Humphreys. An attempt is being made to open out the quarry, and many men have been given employment. The slates produced are described as being of the finest quality. The arrangement as to wages, namely, the withholding of 2s in the £ from the sum earned, is adversely criticised.

The Rhos Clogwyn Quarry has been idle tor some time, but it is believed that work will soon be restarted on a small scale.

The Bwlch Cwmllan Quarry is the highest in Carnarvonshire. At present there are not many workmen there; but it is said that large quantities of slates are being produced, and that good wages are earned.

About twelve men from the parish of Beddgelert have emigrated to America, and a few have gone to South Wales.

Published in Carnarvon and Denbigh Herald, 3 August 1906

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