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Album: Moel Fferna Slate Quarry
Owner: Nigel Dibben
Date: 5 February 2011
GR(s): SJ 1247 3972

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Title: View down valley from near the entrance

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View down valley from near the entrancePart of the workshop wall, heavily reinforcedIn the old workshops
Half-sunk tubEntrance pitch to Moel FfernaLauren at the first incline pointing to the dismantled brake drum
The famous cog, a distinctive feature of Moel Fferna, possibly made by Wrexham coal minersGeneral view of the workingsTom examining one of the winches used in the working areas
A clear view of how the access tunnels on each level cut across the main workingsThe Bridge of Death, or BOD, as Ed calls itLooking down from the Bridge of Death - the pipe is a compressed air line
The Bridge of Death from the other sideAnother general view of thew workingsA chain and bar ladder up to the working face
Looking down from one of the horizontal tramways - some of the slopes were very slippery (note the lClimbing up at the working face on Level 7Tom trying to see where the water comes out and John about to demonstrate to him
The brake drum on the upper incline with lighting and equipment in placeIf this is to believed, the graffiti shows the final closure date of the quarryThe whole team at the top of the first internal incline
Leaving the entrance

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