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Bangor University
Dinorwic Quarry Accident Book

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS DQA

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Dinorwic Quarry Accident Book

Short Title: Dinorwic Quarry Accident Book

Creation date(s): 1908-1968

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 1 item

Name of creator(s): Dinorwic Slate Quarry

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.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Accident book, Dinorwic Quarry, 1908-1968. Includes a significant number of serious and fatal accidents.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

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: Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference number: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 31767

Language codes: eng

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Ian Jones, Finance Department, University of Wales, Bangor.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, July 2002.

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
Industrial accidents | Wales | Llanberis
Quarries and quarrying | Wales | Llanberis

Personal names

Corporate names
Dinorwic Quarries Company

Places
Llanberis (Wales)

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