The Penrhyn Slate Quarries.
Lithograph. 248 x 335mm. Some nicks to the egdes. Small tear bottom left-hand corner.
The Penrhyn Slate Quarry is located near Bethesda in north Wales. It is known as the world's largest slate quarry. First developed in 1770 by Richard Pennanr, later Baron Penrhyn. This quarry holds a significant place in the history of the British Labour Movement as the site of two prolonged strikes by workers demanding better pay and safer conditions. It is still a working quarry.
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