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Slate Stories

Here are short audio clips of stories told firsthand by people who have lived with and worked in the slate quarries.

We are indebted to the following for being so ready to share their memories:

Dafydd Wyn Evans – Deiniolen

Dafydd Wyn Williams – Talysarn

Maureen Rhys – from Cwm y Glo

Pat Hamilton – Bethesda

Barry Roberts – Bethesda

Sian Turner – Myndd Llandygai

Paul Rowlinson – Bethesda

Marion Thomas – Penmachno

Olwen – Penmachno

Iorwerth Roberts – from Penmachno

Pat Thomas – Deiniolen

Cedric Williams – from Rhosgadfan

Cerwyn Price – Y Fron

Elizabeth Foster and Mona Parry – Deiniolen

This was an intergenerational project and we are grateful to the staff and pupils of the following schools and organisations for helping to run the ‘Stuff and Story sharing’ sessions in their schools and centres:

Ysgol Llanllechid,

Ysgol Waun Gynfi,

Ysgol Y Groeslon,

Ysgol Maenofferen,

Ysgol Penmachno,

Canolfan y Fron.

Many thanks also to Gaenor Elis-Williams, Raymond Griffiths and Aled Owen for voicing the English translations.
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