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Bangor University
Minute Book of the Dinorwic Quarry Hospital Fund

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS DQH

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Minute Book of the Dinorwic Quarry Hospital Fund

Short Title: Minute Book of the Dinorwic Quarry Hospital Fund

Creation date(s): 1916-1925

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 1 item

Name of creator(s): Working Committee of the Dinorwic Quarry Hospital Fund

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Dinorwic Slate Quarry operated at Llanberis in Gwynedd (formerly Caernarfonshire), a town that developed because of the slate-quarrying industry. Commercial quarrying began at the Dinorwic slate quarries in the early nineteenth century and was at its peak between 1850 and 1910, employing over 3,000 men. Railways worked by dozens of small steam locomotives transported slate to the sea at a harbour known as Port Dinorwig (now Y Felinheli). Health and safety conditions at the quarry were far from ideal resulting in a significant number of serious and fatal accidents. Economic conditions forced the quarry's closure in 1969 and it is now the site of a major tourist attraction commemorating the quarry and its workers.
Dinorwic Quarry opened a hospital for its employees in 1876 (a doctor was appointed in 1883 !)

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Minute book of the Working Committee of the Dinorwic Quarry Hospital Fund, 1916-1925.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions governing access: Open to all users.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 13559

Language codes: wel

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, June 2003.

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Hospitals | Wales | Llanberis
Quarries and quarrying | Wales | Llanberis

Personal names

Corporate names
Dinorwic Quarries Company

Places

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