Tag Archives: Wales

Tools of a Slate Miner

mining_tools.cux0z1mum60ww0kcw80goooog.6ylu316ao144c8c4woosog48w.thSlate mining in North Wales required a full team of men not only to mine but to look after and build new equipment and supports and overall to be back up the the men underground. I was quite taken with the tool desk (that is on wheels) I have noticed more recently that it must have been “the” mobile joinery and mechanical equipment of the day as I have seen it in the Lancashire and Yorkshire Mills that I have seen since.

Photographers just love rust and I am sorry but I thought that this was great.

Bangor Pier





Bangor Pier or Garth Pier was designed by J. Webster to be constructed of a wooden deck on cast iron columns and was opened on 14th May 1896.

The pier was the place to visit, steamers from Liverpool, Blackpool and Douglas transported tourists to marvel this new 470ft pier.

In 1971 the pier was closed due its decline and at one point looked to be demolished but was rescued. restored and re-opened to the public in 1988.

Bangor pier is regarded to be one the finest of the three remaining grade II listed piers in the Britain.