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Rich Mountains of Lead

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Rich Mountains of Lead


Ioan Lord

272 pages. 297x210mm. Printed on silk art paper. Casebound with a colour dustjacket.

ISBN13 : 9780954454630

£45.00

NOTE: This volume is not published by BDL but by the Vale of Rheidol Railway as a limited edition of 500 copies.
This detailed history of the lead, silver and zinc mines of Cwm Rheidol and Ystumtuen studies the rise and fall of the mining industry in this often-forgotten part of the Central Wales Orefield. A huge number of sites have and continue to be bulldozed, landscaped and destroyed; sites which have great significance in local heritage, and which shaped and transformed mid-Wales forever. Very few of these local industrial sites are protected, and many more can still be saved and preserved out of the hundreds which are scattered across the county. This book contains the individual histories of each mine site in Cwm Rheidol and Ystumtuen as well as modern day examinations and ground-breaking underground surveys; sites which all contributed to forming one of the largest and most important industries which Ceredigion ever had. Superb photogarphs and illustrations.

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